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1[[quoteright:250:]]˛˛-> ''"Bang your head! 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}}. It is notable for being the first band of Randy Rhoads, of Music/OzzyOsbourne fame.˛˛!!Original Lineup:˛* Kevin Dubrow: Lead Vocals˛* Randy Rhoads: Lead Guitar˛* Kelly Garni: Bass Guitar˛* Drew Forsyth: Drums˛˛!!Classic Lineup:˛* Kevin Dubrow: Lead Vocals˛* Carlos Cavazo: Lead Guitar˛* [[Music/RonnieJamesDio Rudy Sarzo]]: Bass Guitar˛* Frankie Banali: Drums˛˛!!Current Lineup:˛* Jizzy Pearl: Lead Vocals˛* Alex Grossi: Lead Guitar˛* Chuck Wright: Bass Guitar˛* Frankie Banali: Drums˛˛[[AC: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)˛* ''Road Rage'' (2017)˛* ''Hollywood Cowboys'' (2019)˛˛----˛!! 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. ˛* TheBigGuy: Kevin Dubrow. Watching the band he looked to be about a full head taller than the rest of the band!˛* CarSong: "Slick Black Cadillac".˛* CarefulWithThatAxe: Dubrow knew how to wail. Case in point; the song Condition Critical has him reaching a ''C6'' in full voice.˛* 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 {{Music/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''˛* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Terrified'' and ''Down to the Bone'' are this due to the lack of keyboards and a rawer production sound.˛* DaysOfTheWeekSong: "Monday Morning Breakdown," on ''Down to the Bone''˛* DudeLooksLikeALady: Randy Rhoads was this during his time with Quiet Riot due to his long blond hairstyle and 5'7/105 pound frame. Rudy Sarzo would say that during his short time with Randy before Randy's departure for Ozzy's band (although Rudy would reunite with Randy in Ozzy's band before eventually returning to Quiet Riot following Randy's death), when he and Randy went clothes shopping, they went to women's stores for Randy's clothes due to not finding the right size at men's stores. The fact that Randy also cited Music/DavidBowie guitarist Mick Ronson as a visual influence also helped.˛* {{Dystopia}}: The music video for "The Wild and the Young" depicts a dystopian future where Rock music has been outlawed. True to the genre, it has a DownerEnding where all of the rockers are lined up against a wall and executed via firing squad.˛* EgocentricTeamNaming: Between Randy leaving up until Metal Health the band was renamed Dubrow, after the vocalist.˛* GodzillaThreshold: Taken literally. At the end of the music video for their cover of "Mama Weer All Crazee Now", one of the guys in the auditorium throws a flag at the screen, and a giant version of Kevin Du-Brow comes out and wrecks the auditorium before being encountered by a giant version of the Man with the Metal Mask, who is then put on a stretcher and examined.˛* 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"˛* IAmTheBand: Kevin Dubrow, and in the early years Randy Rhoads.˛* Keet: Kevin Dubrow!, just look at any live performance!˛* LighterAndSofter: Beginning with ''Quiet Riot III''.˛* LiveAlbum: ''Live & Rare Volume 1''˛* {{Metalhead}}: If the title was not blatant enough, "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" is all about encouraging one to be a headbanger.˛* MetalScream: Oh yeah!˛* NoIndoorVoice: Kevin Dubrow!˛* PowerBallad: "Don't Wanna Let You Go", "Thunderbird", "Still of the Night", "Twilight Hotel"˛* 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: They have quite a few, some numbered, some not˛* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: When Randy left, they replaced him with Carlos Cavazo, another blond, rail-thin California guitar virtuoso with an AlliterativeName.˛----


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