Back Covers: Quiet Riot:Metal Health(1983)

Man, I miss those daze of Yesteryear when every Saturday Morning I would head down to the numerous record stores that Thunder Bay  had here back in the early 80’s and discovering something that yet had yet to be discovered by the masses…

One of those discoveries for me  was indeed Metal Health by Quiet Riot!

For Christmas Time 1982 I received from my  Parents as Xmas Gifts Rush’s Signals and Ozzy Osbourne’s Speak of the Devil albums.

Ozzy of course had Rudy Sarzo slapping and licking the Bass so I knew his name and of course seen Rudy’s Pic in Ozzy’s Diary of a Madman album (Rudy is pictured and listed as the Bass Player on the album but we all know the deal on that) so when I read early in 1983 in Circus Magazine that Rudy split Ozzy and rejoined his old band Quiet Riot(that of course featured the late Randy Rhoads) I was intrigued…

March 1983 and there I am digging through the bins of the New Releases that week at out local Sam The Record Man itching to buy something on that cold March Morning and BAM …

There it is! One copy of Quiet Riot Metal Health! After checking out the cover it was a quick flip over and there is Rudy along with three other dudes of Rock. Carlos Cavazo/Frankie Banali and the Late Kevin Dubrow!

Four Black and White pics. Simple yet effective as here was a new band with their debut record that made it to Tbay and only one copy in the Bin. The end result..

A quick grab-purchase-out the door-home!

I was psyched to get a copy of this back than. A band that hadn’t sold any records yet! A band that hadn’t got much press only for the fact that Sarzo and Rhoads were a part of Ozzy’s Band at one point. A band that in less than a year would be a household name. A band that in less than 4 years later would self destruct…


A pretty cool little discovery waaaaaaaay back when….


22 thoughts on “Back Covers: Quiet Riot:Metal Health(1983)”

  1. Remember that running joke Lebrain had a while back- “none of these people are Frankie Banali”? Well in this case the caption can be “one of these people is Frankie Banali”

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      1. This is actually the only Quiet Riot I know and I’ve never seen any images of the band. But you can’t help but admire quality hair.

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    1. Thanks John…Your right this album is a must own for anyone….
      Hell Mr Books has a copy..than again he’s the melting pot of music!
      Metal Health in One Hand and Thelonious Monk in the other hand..
      Thats Mr Books!

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      1. Funny thing is, based on the photos, DuBrow is the one that looks out of place from the pretty boy look of the other three. We used to make a joke that he was really a drummer as all drummers had this ugly tag.

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