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Metal Health [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

Quiet Riot Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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Japanese only 2009 remastered paper sleeve pressing. Sony.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unjustly derailed and overpraised simultaneously! July 26 2003
Format:Audio CD
After the unfortunate death of guitar wizard Randy Rhoads, bassist Rudy Sarzo participated with Ozzy on the "Speak of the Devil" live release (he did "Diary of a Madman" because he was Randy's former bandmate) and headed back to the States. Randy formed Quiet Riot in the mid-70s with vocalist Kevin DuBrow, only to defect and join Ozzy. Now Randy's dead... what now?
The bandmates decided to reform Quiet Riot, bringing talented young guitarist Carlos Cavazo into the fold and they finally were picked up by CBS and went into the studio. The result: 1984's "Metal Health." This album marked metal's first #1 hit, and since then it's been debated. I personally enjoyed the album and relished its 80s hair metal flavor, although I'm irritated by many who claim it's great because of the two hit tracks. With that said, let's take a look:
Metal Health (Bang Your Head) - One of the band's hits and rightfully so. The subtitle "Bang Your Head" is a perfect statement of how great this song is. Kevin's vocals are actually quite good here, despite what many critics said.
Come On Feel The Noize - Their huge hit that propelled the album to #1 status, this actually is a cover (the original was by Slade in 1975), but it improves upon the original in every way! They added a guitar solo, which Carlos performs brilliantly. A great headbanger, even if it's been overplayed.
Don't Wanna Let You Go - Chuck Wright performed bass here; a pretty good ballad with Kevin's vocals in fine form. This sounds a lot like Ozzy's ballads on Blizzard and Diary, which goes to show you that Quiet Riot was more than a hair metal band.
Slick Black Cadillac - One of their classics and a minor hit in Japan. This one's a good rocker with great guitars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great early album from the party boys of metal! Nov. 13 2003
Format:Audio CD
Metal Health is a fantastic album. Featuring some of their best songs including their all time most popular hit "Come on Feel the Noise". In the 80's there was only one band that delivered Rock-em', Sock-em' heavy metal punch, and that was Quiet Riot. Who cares what's going on in the world, forget your troubles, and crank up Metal Health all the way to the party. The live cuts of bonus material also does the trick as it adds to the flare of digital remastering. Their follow up album 'Condition Critical' is another awesome album to have as it is also one of Quiet Riot's best including no shortage of the same On-the-floor, Out-the-door beats. Quiet Riot will not dissapoint, get this album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quiet Riot was a solid band for Glam Rock April 23 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
No matter what any of the other critics will say, Quiet Riot still has one of the most requested songs of all time in Metal Health. 1st concert I ever saw, and these guys are a funner show than most groups I've seen including Van Halen and Def Leppard, although Van Halen got better musically and more diverse in concert when they added Sammy Hagar. Anyone who lived in the 80's, and enjoyed the music from that era, appreciates how popular this band became with 1-2 songs. Anyone who likes this band knows this was a solid album for QR and that the success of the hits, Metal Health and Cum On Feel the Noize, were solid enough to keep rocking even when future album's hits weren't as popular. Metal Health may very well be the best rock and roll song ever. I took a poll online within the past few months and got more votes for this song as a single than any other song from any rock group. Now that is some kind of statement!. You may say there are better bands, and you might be right. Go ahead and compare their best song to Metal Health, and consider what Metal Health did for QR, and it shows that QR had one of the most popular songs of all time. Fans of Ratt, and other glam bands should give the Glam rock kings who started it all with a #1 album a try!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Album 2 Save From A Burning Building July 29 2003
By chilly
Format:Audio CD
This album although "cheesy" by today's standards was one of the most sought after gems in any musiclover's collection. The plethora of so-called hair metal bands that arose after this band never achieved the notoriety or following that Quiet Riot did. Say what U will about their music, but the fact is that they captured a genre more completely than any of their so-called competitors at the time. A Fluke-Band does'nt sell 6-million plus albums. The strong vocals of Kevin DuBrow, coupled with the obvious talent of Rudy Sarzo and Carlos pushed this album to it's ultimate and obvious notoriety. All nay-sayers to this bands obviously earned seat in the Metal Hall Of Fame are either deaf or afraid to admit that they actually loved QR at one time. This group opened doors for bands both foreign and domestic that would never have stood a chance in the heavily sought after american metal scene. Only Def Leppard some years later could compare with QR's success and notoriety.
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While my first rock album ever was Kilroy Was Here, by Styx, my first metal album ever was this one: Metal Health, by Quiet Riot. Some music, after 25+ years, you get tired of and are embarassed that you ever owned it. Not me, not this album. Since buying it in '84, I've owned this album on cassette, LP and twice on CD. This remastered disc is likely the last time I'll need to buy this album. It was, and always will be, one of my all-time favourites. Read on.

The year was '84 and I was in the sixth grade. The previous Christmas I had just discovered heavy metal music thanks to a friend of mine who loaned me Masters Of Metal II on cassette. When Metal Health came out, he introduced me to Come On Feel The Noize. I had to have this album. My mom took me to the store where I bought it on cassette (I still recall, the cassette shell was white) and I played the crap out of it annoying everyone.

Much like my first-ever rock purchase, Styx, there were songs I liked and songs I hated. Back then I hated ballads. Obviously, I hated Thunderbird although now I appreciate it. I also hated Don't Wanna Let You Go. Basically, we played side one of the cassette, rewound, and played it again. (Don't Wanna Let You Go was on side two of the cassette version).

Everybody knows the title track here, with its chorus of "Bang your head, metal health will drive you mad." There's no Dylanesque poetry on this album, and DuBrow was never a crooner. This is about loud guitars & drums, a singer who is screaming his face off, and songs about rocking. Clearly, nostalgia has a lot to do with why I rate this album so high, but I must be honest. I simply love it, always will, and there must be some sort of magic happening here in these songs for it to stand the test of time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by Dwight Cameron
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Band
Oldest son really into music like his Dad. This was a great buy and he is getting great gear out of it.
Published 7 months ago by Patricia
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy Metal's coming out party
A great album by a band with a whole lot to prove. Having lost Randy Rhodes to Ozzy's band and then getting killed seemed to motivate these guys to prove their chops. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Sir Steven
5.0 out of 5 stars It was classic then, it was classic now: Bang Your Head!
While my first rock album ever was Kilroy Was Here, by Styx, my first metal album ever was this one: Metal Health, by Quiet Riot. Read more
Published on Oct. 14 2010 by LeBrain
5.0 out of 5 stars It was classic then, it was classic now: Bang your head!
While my first rock album ever was Kilroy Was Here, by Styx, my first metal album ever was this one: Metal Health, by Quiet Riot. Read more
Published on Oct. 14 2010 by LeBrain
5.0 out of 5 stars number 1 for a reason
this album went number 1 when no metal or glam bands were this album is killer no filler everyone knows "cum on feel the noize" the big radio and video hit but trust me this album... Read more
Published on July 1 2010 by Frank Conrad Johnson
3.0 out of 5 stars "Cum on feel the noize" is a Slade cover!!
"Metal health" (1983) was the first metal album that reached no.1 on the Billboard chart, and it has sold over 6 million copies over the years. Read more
Published on May 13 2004 by L. B. Ivarsson
2.0 out of 5 stars most overrated metal album of all time
[come] on feel the noise and thunderbird are the only decent tracks on this album.the rest of the material is below average.it's beyond me why people consider this album a classic.
Published on March 31 2004 by gordon
5.0 out of 5 stars Headbanging Metal that'll drive you Mad!
Bang your head!...Metal health'll drive you mad! That line will stick in my head forever! This is the rock/metal album every headbanger should have in their collection. Read more
Published on Dec 30 2003 by Iron-Man
2.0 out of 5 stars unoriginal, even compared to other hair-metal
METAL HEALTH was a fun and entertaining album, back when I was a teenager. "Cum on Feel the Noize" was on the radio, "Metal Health" was staple on MTV, and Quiet Riot and their... Read more
Published on Nov. 19 2003
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