Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Quiet Riot, Rapid City, SD

I didn't get a photo pass for this concert, and unfortunately did not write down the date. Quiet Riot appeared at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, South Dakota during their "Condition Critical" tour in about 1984.

Quiet Riot is credited with starting the 80s "hair metal" movement after they were booked as the opening band on Loverboy's 1983 tour. A lot of America was exposed to their wild guitar-banging, hair-flinging antics after buying tickets to see the much more sedate Loverboy (me included). Somehow Quiet Riot's act and their hit song "Bang Your Head" caught on with the public, paving the way for Def Leppard, Poison, Ratt, etc.

These pictures are from an autograph signing session in a record store in the Rushmore Mall.

Here's the late great lead singer Kevin Dubrow and driving force behind Quiet Riot. He died in 2007.

Drummer Frankie Banali and guitarist Carlos Cavazo. Check out Frankie's pants and how well they match his shirt!

Carlos Cavazo and bassist Rudy Sarzo. If Rudy looks familiar, it might be because he has also played with Ozzy Osborne and Whitesnake.

Carlos says, "Some day this will be in a blog, whatever that is."

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