CD Review: Metal Health (Remaster) by Quiet Riot

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Quiet Riot, Metal Health
Original Release Date: March 1983
Remastered and Re-Released: August 2001
(Portrait/Epic/Legacy)

Quiet Riot’s multi-platinum debut brought the empowering declaration “Bang Your Head” into the vernacular of metal fans everywhere. While famous for its venerated, chest-thumping cover of Slade’s “Cum On Feel the Noize,” the glam classic “Slick Black Cadillac” and inspired ballad “Don’t Wanna Let You Go” revealed Quiet Riot to be about much more than just big guitar noise and epic macho posturing. Metal Health is a hard driving but relentlessly joyous collection of songs recalling a time when metal music was actually fun – and it rocks hard enough to crack a skull. Successfully connecting the attributes of commercial rock with the sonic muscle of heavy metal, its history as the first metal album to reach #1 on the Billboard charts says it all.

Track Listing:
1. Metal Health
2. Cum On Feel The Noize
3. Don’t Wanna Let You Go
4. Slick Black Cadillac
5. Love’s A Bitch
6. Breathless
7. Run For Cover
8. Battle Axe
9. Let’s Get Crazy
10. Thunderbird
11. Danger Zone
12. Slick Black Cadillac (live)

Official Website: https://quietriot.band

Metal Health Quiet Riot Cover Art

This article was originally written for Metal Edge Magazine. With the magazines’ dissolution, the article has been added to the content base of The Worley Gig for our readers’ enjoyment.

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