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Quiet Riot

 

Cum On Feel The Noize

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The song was revived in 1983 by heavy metal band Quiet Riot, who also covered Slade's "Mama Weer All Crazee Now". Quiet Riot's version of "Cum On Feel the Noize" went on to peak at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 19, 1983. It helped make Quiet Riot's Metal Health album a number-one hit. The song's success drew huge nationwide attention to the 1980s Los Angeles metal scene. It also helped to break Slade belatedly in the US. The song was certified gold by the RIAA. Originally, Kevin DuBrow and Frankie Banali were dead set on not covering the song, because they claimed that they hated it. Instead, they decided to try to cover the song as badly as they could so the label would refuse to release it.

The Quiet Riot version is also featured in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City by Rockstar North, which takes place in 1986. It is also featured in the video game NHL 2K8 by 2K Sports. It was used in the fake trailer "The Fatties: Fart 2", which itself was attached to the film Tropic Thunder. The song is included in the soundtrack of the music video game Rock Revolution by Konami.

Quiet Riot's version of "Cum On Feel the Noize" was ranked #80 on VH1's 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders back in 2002, though the song was not Quiet Riot's only Top 40 hit and therefore not a true one-hit wonder. In 2009, it was named the 41st best hard rock song of all time also by VH1

 

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Success with "Cum On Feel the Noize"

 

On August 27, 1983, Quiet Riot's second single "Cum On Feel the Noize" was released. Their cover of the 1973 Slade hit spent two weeks at #5 on the Billboard chart in November 1983. It was the first heavy metal song to make the Top 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart (a.k.a.Pop Chart). The success of the single helped carry Metal Health to the top of Billboard pop album charts, making it the first American heavy metal debut album to ever reach #1 in the USA. It was #1 on November 26, 1983, making Quiet Riot the first heavy metal band to have a top 5 hit & #1 album the same week. Their success was aided in no small part to the "Cum On Feel the Noize" video's heavy rotation on MTV.

In 1983, a #1 album and a top 5 single was unheard of for a heavy metal band.The album also displaced The Police's hugely successful Synchronicity album from #1. Metal Health paved the way for a new, stronger commercial viability for heavy metal. The album stayed at #1 for just a week until Lionel Richie's Can't Slow Down took over the #1 spot for three weeks before being surpassed by Michael Jackson's Thriller, which returned to the top after a long hiatus. Metal Health's title song, which was released as a single on March 11, 1983, finally charted in early 1984 and peaked at #31. This could be attributed to the song's appearance in the 1984 movie Footloose, as well as another heavy rotation video on MTV. It was Number 41 on the VH1's Top 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. The Metal Health album would ultimately sell over 6 million copies in the U.S.

Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band. They are best known for their hit singles "Cum On Feel the Noize" and "Metal Health". They were founded in 1973 by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni, under the original name Mach 1, before changing the name to Little Women and finally Quiet Riot in May 1975.e original line-up featured lead vocalist Kevin DuBrow, Rhoads, Garni, and drummer Drew Forsyth. Their current lineup features no original members from the Randy Rhoads era, and consists of lead vocalist Mark Huff, drummer Frankie Banali, bassist Chuck Wright, and guitarist Alex Grossi. Both Banali and Wright are from the Metal Health era, as Wright played bass on two songs from the album Metal Health, including the hit song "Metal Health", and sang backing vocals on the entire album.

In a radio interview given by the band in 1979, DuBrow said the band's name was born of a conversation with Rick Parfitt of British band Status Quo in which Parfitt said he'd like to name a band "Quite Right". With his thick English accent, it sounded like he was saying "Quiet Riot". They are ranked at number 100 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".

Kevin DuBrow, lead singer of the band for the majority of its existence, was found dead in his Las Vegas, Nevada home at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2007. The cause of death was ruled a cocaine overdose. Quiet Riot temporarily disbanded after his death, and was recently revived by Banali in 2010.

 

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Quiet Riot oli yhdysvaltalainen heavy metal -yhtye. Se perustettiin vuonna 1973. Pian se teki Columbia Recordsin kanssa levytyssopimuksen. Kahden julkaistun albumin jälkeen vuonna 1980 kitaristi Randy Rhoads jätti yhtyeen. Yhtye hajosi, mutta vuonna 1982 yhtyeen laulaja Kevin DuBrow perusti sen uudelleen, samana vuonna Randy Rhoads kuoli lento-onnettomuudessa. Kukaan muu alkuperäinen jäsen ei enää ollut kiinnostunut yhtyeestä, joten hän hankki Quiet Riotiin uuden miehistön. Saman vuoden syyskuussa he solmivat levytyssopimuksen CBS Recordsin kanssa. Vuonna 1983 julkaistiin albumi Metal Health, joka sisältää yhtyeen tunnetuimman hitin, version Sladen hitistä Cum on feel the noize. Basisti Rudy Sarzo jätti yhtyeen vuonna 1985. Hänet saatiin pian korvattua, mutta vuonna 1991 yhtyeen laulaja Kevin DuBrow perusti uuden yhtyeen, Heatin. Hän palasi Quiet Riotiin kahden vuoden kuluttua. Yhtyeen entinen basisti Rudy Sarzo liittyi yhtyeeseen uudelleen vuonna 1997. Yhtye hajosi vuonna 2003, mutta kokosi rivinsä uudelleen ja on kiertänyt Yhdysvalloissa vuonna 2005 Rock Never Stops 2005-kiertueella yhdessä Firehousen, Rattin ja Cinderellan kanssa.

Solisti Kevin DuBrow kuoli marraskuussa 2007. Yhtye hajosi tämän seurauksena.

 

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