Day 2 of albums that have had an impact on me is Quiet Riot’s Metal Health.
I had been getting more into rock music by 1983. However, it was difficult to find since it wasn’t really played on the radio. You would find out about new hard rock songs from word of mouth. But, this all changed with the release of Metal Health. “Cum On Feel the Noize” changed the musical landscape as hard rock was brought into the mainstream. The song got a lot of radio airplay. This was also the early days of MTV, so the song was featured heavily there as well. And just as “Cum On Feel the Noize” was beginning to get overplayed, the title track was released, and rocked my world! I just had to get this album! I got it for Christmas in 1983, and there was not a bad song on there. “Slick Black Cadillac” was (and still is) my favorite song on that album. And 13 year old me loved that there was a song called “Love’s a Bitch” on there. Oooooo! A bad word in the title! What a rebel!
I still love Quiet Riot, and actually saw them in concert last year. Frankie Banali, the drummer, is the lone remaining member of the lineup from this album. But, they were still great and still rock.
Here is the album on Spotify:
If you’d like to get this album on Amazon, you can click on the album cover below: