Quiet Riot

Live at the US Festival (Shout! Factory)


Quiet Riot

Live at the US Festival (Shout! Factory)

Founder/martyr Randy Rhoads defected to Ozzy Osborne by the time Seventies hair-raisers Quiet Riot made a proper U.S. debut with Metal Health. Two months after its release and six before going No. 1 atop Slade cover "Cum on Feel the Noize," the L.A. foursome appeared at metal day of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's desert fest in 1982/'83, attracting a combined 1 million people for Waylon Jennings to the Clash and likely losing 20 times that in revenue. Comic book frontman Kevin Dubrow, who died of an apparent drug overdose in 2007, arrives in a red leather jumper with stage raps out of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, riding Rhoads look-alike Carlos Cavazo on his shoulders in the 45-minute DVD. Wind-plagued audio renders a CD equally grim, though "Metal Health" retains its sing-along charm. *

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