-> ''"Metal health'll drive you mad!"''

A Los Angeles-based rock band formed in 1975. They are generally credited with introducing HeavyMetal to American audiences with the album ''Metal Health'' in the early 1980s. Often classified as HairMetal, their earlier albums in fact bear more resemblance to the blues-metal of Music/{{ACDC}}; later albums tend to sound like Music/{{Aerosmith}}.


[[folder: Discography ]]

* ''Quiet Riot'' (1977)
* ''Quiet Riot II'' (1978)
* ''Metal Health'' (1983)
* ''Condition Critical'' (1984)
* ''Quiet Riot III'' (1986)
* ''QR'' (1988)
* ''Terrified'' (1993)
* ''Down to the Bone'' (1995)
* ''Alive and Well'' (1999)
* ''Guilty Pleasures'' (2001)
* ''Rehab'' (2006)
* ''Quiet Riot 10'' (2014)

!! Bang your head! These tropes will drive you mad!:

* AlliterativeName: '''R'''andy '''R'''hoads, better known for his work with Music/OzzyOsbourne, was in the band from 1975-1979.
* AxCrazy: The VillainProtagonist of "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" describes himself as almost literally this in the opening lines of the song.
* CarSong: "Slick Black Cadillac".
* ChristianRock: Parodied in the episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' titled "The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star", with Bart, in order to keep him from converting to Roman Catholicism, being taken to a Protestant youth festival where Quiet Riot is appearing under the name "Pious Riot" and performing "Cum on Feel the Noize" as "Cum on Feel the Lord."
* CoverVersion: Of Slade's "Cum on Feel the Noize" and "Mama Weer All Crazee Now," "(We Were) Born to Rock"
** Music/TheSmallFaces' "Tin Soldier," on their [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Japan]]-only 1977 [[SelfTitledAlbum Self-Titled]] debut album.
** The Small Faces' "Afterglow," on ''Quiet Riot II'', which was also only released in Japan.
** The Small Faces' "Itchycoo Park," on ''Terrified''
** Music/TheKinks' "All Day and All of the Night," on ''Down to the Bone''
** Music/{{ACDC}}'s "Highway to Hell," on ''Alive and Well''
** Spooky Tooth's "Evil Woman," on ''Rehab''
* DaysOfTheWeekSong: "Monday Morning Breakdown," on ''Down to the Bone''
* {{Dystopia}}: The music video for "The Wild and the Young" depicts a dystopian future where Rock music has been outlawed.
* GriefSong: "Thunderbird" which was inspired by Randy Rhoads' death
* GuiltyPleasures: It ''was'' the name of their tenth studio album. [[invoked]]
* HeavyMeta: "Bang Your Head," "Cum on Feel the Noize"
* IntercourseWithYou: "Run for Cover"
* LighterAndSofter: Beginning with ''Quiet Riot III''.
* LiveAlbum: ''Live & Rare Volume 1''
* PowerBallad: "Don't Wanna Let You Go"
* RealMenWearPink: The band members were famous for sporting polka dots, candy stripes, and blue (!) tiger prints.
* RevolvingDoorBand: 28 members over a nearly 40-year on-and-off existence.
* SanitySlippageSong: "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)," an image that was extended to the album covers and titles.
* SelfTitledAlbum