Episode 68 is here, and the wheel is at it again. Mark and Frank were hoping for the 80’s and they get it! We start our review of the 1983’s hit album Metal Health by the band Quiet Riot! It’s Metal Gumbo!
Metal Health is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Quiet Riot, released on March 11, 1983. The album spawned the hit singles “Cum On Feel the Noize” and “Metal Health“.
Metal Health was the first heavy metal album to reach number one on the Billboard 200 chart, replacing the Police‘s Synchronicity at number one in November 1983. Due to its commercial success, Metal Health is regarded by some as the catalyst that opened the door for hair metal’s immense popularity throughout the next several years. The album went on to sell more than ten million copies worldwide and over six million in the U.S. alone, being certified six-times platinum by the RIAA.
Kevin DuBrow – lead vocals
Carlos Cavazo – guitars, backing vocals
Rudy Sarzo – bass guitar, backing vocals
Frankie Banali – drums, backing vocals
Chuck Wright – bass guitar on “Metal Health” & “Don’t Wanna Let You Go”
Riot Squad – backing vocals
Tuesday Knight – backing vocals
Spencer Proffer – backing vocals
Donna Slattery – backing vocals
Pat Regan – Keyboards
Arranged by Quiet Riot
Produced by Spencer Proffer
Recorded and mixed by Duane Baron at The Pasha Music House
All songs published by The Grand Pasha Publisher, except “Cum on Feel the Noize” (Barn Publishing, Inc)
Quiet Riot – artwork
Jay Vigon – art direction, design
Sam Emerson – photography
Ron Sobol – photography
Stan Watts – illustrations
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