Thursday, July 08, 2010

"Cum On Feel The Noize" by Quiet Riot

Today's birthday boy Carlos Cavazo wasn't one of the original members of Quiet Riot - the LA-based band whose biggest hit (commercially, at least) was 1983's Cum on Feel the Noize - but his brother Tony had been in the band briefly, and suggested his brother as a replacement for the band's former lead guitarist Randy Rhoads, who died in March 1982.

Cum on Feel the Noize was a monster hit off the band's 1983 album Metal Health, their version easily besting Slade, who originated the song; its success made Metal Health the first heavy metal album to top the pop charts in the US, and even unseated The Police's Synchronicity from the exalted #1 spot, an event which is today considered a watershed moment in that decade's culture war - the triumph of Heavy Metal over New Wave.
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