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Quiet Riot - III

Reviewer :
Pär Winberg Format: Album
Year: 2010
Label: Rock Candy Records
Genre: Classic Rock
Producer: Spencer Proffer
Artist discography


The name of this recording is short for "Quiet Riot III", and was released in 1986. Despite the title, this is actually the band's fifth album; however it was on their third major label/worldwide release. Following the massive success of Metal Health and the more modest reception of Condition Critical (which failed to duplicate Metal Health's success, but at least did go top 20 and receive a platinum certification), QRIII represents Quiet Riots final plunge away from stardom. The album only reached #32 on the US charts and has yet to achieve any certification at all. After this album, Dubrow was kicked out of the band and was replaced by Paul Shortino for the album QR two years later. The typical Quiet Riot-sound is more or less gone on the album and the band desperately tried to follow the sound that the other "poodle-bands" in the middle of the 80's had such success with. And the result... Well what should I say. The album sits on a couple of really good melodic rockers like "Twilight Hotel", "Slave To Love" and the single "The Wild And The Young". But still... You can hear that the band lost the grip and desperately kicked Kevin out after the album. The result was that the album after failed even more... Rock Candys version is as always a great piece of work with unique unseen photos and a fat booklet.


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