My old man sent me the rocketship album of metal known as ‘Metal Health’ by Quiet Riot while I was away at Summer Camp. He literally went to the music store and asked the guy “What would my 10 year old kid like?” and THIS is what the guy picked for me. A+ to the music store guy for picking Metal Health Quiet Riot because if not who knows I was in summer camp, I could have ended up listening to Tiffany.
I never got to thank that music store clerk but suffice to say he was a badass motherfucker for having my suit and tie corporate Dad ship this gem off to me! When I got it nobody else knew what it was, and I melted their faces off with it all summer long!!
It’s stood the test of time for me and QR remains one of my favorite bands of all time. Seen them over the years even the last tour before Kevin’s passing. He will always be a rock god in my book.
Rock On \m/ to Cum on feel the Noize
Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band. The band was founded in 1973, by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni under the name Mach 1. They then changed the name to Little Women, before settling on Quiet Riot in May 1975. The band’s name was inspired by a conversation with Rick Parfitt of the British band Status Quo, who expressed desire to name a band “Quite Right,” and his thick English accent made it sound like he was saying “Quiet Riot.”