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

A Los Angeles-based rock band formed in 1975. They are generally credited with introducing Music/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)

!! 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