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  2. Mama Weer All Crazee Now 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Party All Night 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Stomp Your Hands, Clap Your Feet 4:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Winners Take All 5:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Condition Critical 5:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Scream and Shout 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Red Alert 4:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
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10. (We Were) Born to Rock 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00000260O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #309,336 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Jon Harlson on June 1, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Condition Critical was Quiet Riot's follow-up to their multi million selling METAL HEALTH record. This record sold decent, about 1.5 million in the states, but not nearly as much as its precedor. I do feel, however, that this album is superior to METAL HEALTH. I still dont' have the CD, only the vinyl, but it is great. the first side is great. Sign of the Times, Party All Night, and Winners Take All are among the highlights. The second side has 2 great catchy songs: Red Alert and We were born to Rock. However, you can't forget the "hidden gem" on this record, which is the title track. If you are a fan of early 80s commercial metal, and you liked the songs on METAL HEALTH, pick this one up. You are in for a real treat!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Greg N on December 4, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Quiet Riot's 4th album albeit uninspired and rushed is actually fairly decent 80's metal and it's ashame that it takes so much crap from critics. While basically nothing more then an almost direct copy of Metal Health, they even went so far as to include another Slade cover, but honestly let's face it, Quiet Riot were never that strong writing songs anyway, they had maybe 4 good songs on each album, and the rest is filler (yes even Metal Health and their RR era albums). However, it's still some great party rock with some pretty memorable tracks.

As many know, this was written and recorded fast to capitalize on the overnight success of their previous album. Despite being rushed, the production is actually alright and the album sounds quite good. While the cover of "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" is ok to listen to, it's overall pretty irritating and I could do without it on this album. The more competent well written songs on here would have to be the excellent title track, "Sign Of The Times", "Party All Night", and even though it's a ballad, "Winners Take All" comes off quite nicely. The band appears to be pretty top notch on these songs, and it makes it an enjoyable album. The remaining 6 tracks are more or less filler, with the exception of "Stomp Your Hands, Clap Your Feet" despite having one of the worst titles I've ever heard in my life, and a stupid chorus is actually musically pretty well written with some nice riffs. "Scream And Shout" is also pretty upbeat and still slightly musically competent, but "Red Alert", "Bad Boy", and "(We Were) Born To Rock" are just there, they don't contain many memorable parts, and easily get boring, they have potential, but suffer from the rushing and lack of involvement from all band members. Essentially, this is the LAST good Quiet Riot album of the 80's, if your a fan of Metal Health I suggest getting it, but don't expect anything to knock you over.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bryan S. Sampsel on November 29, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This was the album that got me into heavy metal.
I have yet to hear its equal in the area it was intended to fill...having fun and rocking out. No power-ballads. No posturing. Just fun.
This is one of the heaviest Metal albums ever done...it's showing its age now, the mixes weren't has bass-heavy as their newer stuff (or the rest of rock-n-roll)...but it's held up well.
Their live performance this summer was good too. This album rocks.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "kaluahjeff" on November 11, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Quite possibly one of their best albums, Condition Critical is a great album that preaches a party atmosphere and good times. As one of the reviewers here stated, there are songs on this album that are uplifting and make you wanna sing along and jump around like "Party All Night" and then songs that are darker. This is a great album to listen to while you drive, i'd suggest you get it!
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Undertaker on October 7, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I was playing some metal albums with a friend of mine one afternoon. We played some classic stuff: Zeppelin, Scorpions, Aerosmith, Judas Priest. Then I pulled out this record. My friend was laughing when I put it on. He shut up after it started playing. Quiet Riot has taken a bad rap for years. The truth is, they were great. This album is better then "Metal Health". It sounds like Quiet Riot had become a better band. They were a good unit. Kevin Dubrow could be an ..., but he does have a set of pipes. Frankie Banali and Rudy Sarzo are pretty good. Quiet Riot was a good party band, and holds up better then anything the late 80's produced. If you like Scorpions and Judas Priest, You will love Quiet Riot.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By W.R. Ranger on April 8, 2007
Format: Audio CD
To my understanding the band was rushed to get a follow up album for 'Metal Health' out quickly. 'Condition Critical' was the result. This is a solid effort from start to finish. 'Sign of the Times' kicks it off and delivers a shot across the bow to get your attention. I always thought of this as a great album to play at parties because the entire album fits the occasion. 'Winners Take All' is a good ballad and anthem, 'Mama We're All Crazee Now' is a great cover, 'Party All Night' is a metal classic, and I liked the one-two punch of 'Scream and Shout' and 'Red Alert' on the second side, or should I later on the DISC (I'm showing my age there). The rest of the songs fit in nicely and do not disappoint. I know 'Metal Health' is an awesome album, set the bar, and lead the metal charge back in the day, but I like 'Condition Critical' just a bit more...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 25, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Let me start this out with a warning. I LOVE cheesey 80s metal. If you do not, then this album probaby isn't for you. The lyrics are rather vacant, but fun. The guitar and bass playing are indicative of the vituosity prevalent throughout this period of music. Quiot Riot's breakout album was Metal Health and while that ablum has all of the radio hits everyone knows, Condition Critical is QR's crowing acheivement.
I bought this cd when I'd finally worn out the tape.
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