MP3 Music, January 1, "Please retry". Vinyl "Please retry". Audio, Cassette "Please retry". Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Condition Critical. Quiet Riot. Metal Health. Only 4 left in stock more on the way. Road Rage. Only 20 left in stock more on the way. Quiet Riot's third release showed the band sticking fairly close to its strengths melodic hard rock custom made to be blasted at parties.
Bassist Rudy Sarzo was replaced by Chuck Wright both Sarzo and Wright had been members at different times prior , as the group set out to regain the fans they lost due to singer Kevin DuBrow's press-happy motor mouth. With constant bickering behind the scenes, DuBrow was handed his walking papers shortly after the ensuing tour ended.
Only then did they realize that Slade covers weren't cool anymore. To make matters worse, bassist Rudy Sarzo had quit the band cos he was fed up with Kevin DuBrow's harsh behavior towards not only his bandmates, but also members of other bands as well as the press.
Desperate to try and get Quiet Riot back to the top, the band hired Guiffria bassist Chuck Wright and decided to record one more album. But try as they might to make the album sound less like another "Metal Health", that album "QRIII" only sold half a million copies, a far cry from the band's goal. In a vain attempt to try and reclaim their fame, Quiet Riot felt that they had to make their music more accessible to the public, and that meant inserting synthesizers into their songs.
Now, this album is kind of cheesy, but there is a teeny-tiny bit of good in it. On the one hand, you have the goofy "Main Attraction", which is heavily laced with a glossy synthesizer riff that make the song so cheesy, you'd expect to hear in an 80's action flick. On the other hand, you've got "Twilight Hotel", a song in which, in my opinion, synthesizers are used right. Instead of creating a sugary-sweet 80's pop song, they give the song an eerie and sinister atmosphere, as if you were standing right in front of the titular hotel.
In my opinion, the synthesizers should be used to create a sort of vibe or a background for the music rather than trying to get the song to be played on the radio. That's why Dio used them in his solo career. The only downside to the song is that there are very few guitars in it, and that's what Quiet Riot was best known for, right? That would've made it more of an actual Quiet Riot song.
Still, it's better than "Main Attraction", which is clearly meant make the album sell, which unfortunately, it did not. As a manner of fact, "Twilight Hotel" might be the only good song on the album that utilizes synthesizers. The rest of those songs are really a bunch of dated junk. The best example of this besides "Main Attraction" is "Down and Dirty". I'm surprised as to why they didn't make this into a single, for I have a feeling that the public would've eaten this song right up!
It's got every trademark of an 80's "hair band", so much synthesizers, song lyrics relating to love and sex, and over-glossy production. Wouldn't it sound like something you'd hear when watching your dad's old video tapes? It totally does, doesn't it? It's a song so goofy and stupid, you would think that Kip Winger could've come up with such a song easily. Rise Or Fall Put Up Or Shut Up Still Of The Night Bass Case Bass solo The PumpView credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of QR III on Discogs. Label: Pasha - OZ ,Pasha - Z • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Arena Rock, Heavy Metal/5(82).