On November 26th, 1983 – Quiet Riot hits #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, with their third studio album: Metal Health. This marks the first time that a Heavy Metal album reached #1 on the Billboard 200.
On November 26th, 1983 - Quiet Riot Played at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. Quiet Riot were supporting the headliners: Black Sabbath. This was the Born Again Tour for Black Sabbath. Metal be thy name! This Black Sabbath lineup boasted Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), Ian Gillan (vocals) and Bev Bevan (drums).
On November 26th, 1984 – Quiet Riot performed a concert at the Lansing Civic Center in Lansing, Michigan, USA. This was the band’s Condition Critical Tour. Condition Critical was Quiet Riot’s fourth studio album, released in 1984
Here’s a couple of Metal Health vinyl variations that I think y’all will dig:
As with many Heavy Metal albums, picture disc versions were also released during the 80’s, only usually in very limited quantities. Above is the Quiet Riot picture disc, released in 1983. These picture disc releases are now heavily sought after by collectors and can be pricey, depending on the title.
Also released in 1983 was the special 4-Track Tour Edition of Quiet Riot’s Metal Health on vinyl. Side One contains Metal Health and Love’s A Bitch (live version), while Side Two contains Cum On Feel The Noize and Let’s Go Crazy (live version). This album is considered a UK import, to collectors elsewhere.
Above is a Quiet Riot promotional flyer from the UK, dating back to 1983. This flyer is promoting both the Metal Health single and Quiet Riot tour dates.
Above is the back cover to the CD version of Metal Health. Pretty cool stuff, huh?
Above is a vintage Quiet Riot button (pin back) from the early 80’s. A button such as this would’ve been for sale at Quiet Riot concerts and selected gift shops that sold Rock memorabilia and smoking pipes. It’s buttons like this that spark those good times memories, indeed.
Above is a vintage front cover to Circus (magazine). This issue is from November of 1983 and features (the late) Kevin DuBrow on the cover. Trust me, at this time in Metal history, Quiet Riot was better than sliced bread and chocolate chip ice cream. Rest in peace, Kevin DuBrow.
Above is a vintage front cover to Guitar World, from November of 1984. Quiet Riot’s very own Carlos Cavazo was the cover feature. Metal be thy name.
Above is the Quiet Riot classic lineup from 1983, featured on the Metal Health and Condition Critical studio albums. From L to R: Rudy Sarzo (bass), Frankie Banali (drums), Kevin DuBrow (vocals) and Carlos Cavazo (guitar).
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LONG LIVE QUIET RIOT.
LONG LIVE METAL.
LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.