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Randy Rhoads Years

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Early recordings from the popular heavy metal outfit, featuring the trailblazing fretwork of their first lead guitarist, the late Randy Rhoads!

1. Trouble
2. Laughing Gas (Randy Rhoads Guitar Solo)
3. Afterglow (Of Your Love)
4. Killer Girls
5. Picking Up The Pieces
6. Last Call For Rock 'N' Roll
7. Breaking Up Is A Heartache
8. Force Of Habit
9. It's Not So Funny
10. Look In Any Window

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 26, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: October 26, 1993
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000003337
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,225 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jesse on May 27, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Well there are a good amount of people that don't realize that Randy Rhoads is the man that started Quiet Riot when he was 16. Metal Health was not the first album by this band. This album has some tracks from the first 2 Quiet Riot albums which were only released in Japan. Randy was a great guitarist in the '70s before joining Ozzy. I think the songs on this compilation are better than anything Quiet Riot went on to release throughout the '80s and beyond. Kevin DuBrow's voice is much more solid in these recordings. Songs like "Trouble" and "Killer Girls" were remixed and sound better than the originals. "Last Call For Rock & Roll" was originally "Mama's Angels" from Quiet Riot 1 and was re-made with new lyrics and basically turned into a completely different song that is only available on this album and I must say it's a great tune. If you want to hear some of the earlier works of Randy Rhoads and how Quiet Riot started out, this is a compilation well worth purchasing.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By "kingofrock379" on August 11, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is a great album, and as one of the other reviewers said it is great that Kevin Dubrow took the time to put out this tribute to the late great Randy Rhoads. Even though his playing is nothing compared to his later works with Ozzy, and the lyrics are kind of cheesy, and the overall sound of the band is pop metal doesn't mean that it's not good. To be totally honest even if Randy Rhoads wasn't on this album i'd still be inot it. I think that Kevin Dubrow has an amazingly powerful voice and the rhythm section at that time which featured Kelly Garni on bass and Drew Forsyth on drums was very powerful and solid, and Randy's playing was top notch.
The album begins with the song Trouble. This song was originally on Quiet Riot 2. The first 2 Quiet Riot albums were only released in Japan. There was also another album that was recorded but never released. Trouble is a great song and probably the best on this compilation. Randy's solo is great as usual. The next song is amazing also. It is a live version of Laughing Gas which features an extended solo from Randy and was recorded at the legendary L.A. club The Starwood. It's also cool because he plays parts in the solo that he used in Ozzy. In the middle of the solo he plays parts from Dee and Goodbye to Romance, and when the band comes back in they play the beginning of Crazy Train. The next song is Afterglow (Of your Love.) It is a great song. It's all acoustic except for the solo. It was originally from Quiet Riot 2 but this is a different version. Killer Girls is an upbeat pop metal song. It's a pretty good song. Again like every other song features amazing guitar work by Randy Rhoads. The next song Picking Up the Pieces is as pop as you're gonna get on this album.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 16, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I don't care if the sound quality is not as great as recordings are today. I don't care about top of the line lyrics. I care about one of the greatest guitarists ever to live- Randy Rhoads. These early works with Quiet Riot reflect later acheivements he reached with my other idol- Ozzy Osbourne, it's a shame that he died so early in his life when there was so much more he could have shared with us, this album as well as "The Blizzard of Ozz", "Diary of a Madman" and "Tribute" (by Ozzy) are true classics as well as Randys only professional works available on albums. Blizzard of Ozz was not only a turning point in Ozzys' life and musical career, but it also contains some of his and Randys' best known work together such as Crazy Train, Mr. Crowley, Goodbye to Romance and the controversial Suicide Solution. Long live the King.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By arpeggijo on April 2, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Great glance into the past, more so if you know the history. Cant figure out why these guys couldnt get signed at the time. Good stuff...and Amazon wasted no time getting it to me...thanks
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. C. A. Jinkins on June 8, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Took a chance and bought this as a present for my partner. Best chance I ever took. He loves it. This is a must for any Randy Rhoads fan!
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "metallifuk" on February 8, 2000
Format: Audio CD
It took forever to actually be released, and Kevin DuBrow still teases us that he has Vol II ready to go, but it was well worth the wait. Yes, the song lyrics are juvenile (Randy didn't write them); yes, the "Laughing Gas" solo is two solos spliced together, with an obvious change in sound quality, (Again, not Randy's doing); and, yes, Kevin probably should not have gone back and re-done his vocal tracks. He is not the aural point of the album. But let's all remember: These songs are seeds of genius that never got a chance to fully blossom. Randy's awesome ability was still growing when he was wrongfully taken from us, and they are probably all we are goimg to get. Treasure them for what they are.
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Format: Audio CD
An early collection of Quiet Riot tunes from the very beginning. Tracks that I thought served the purpose catering to long time and loyal QR fans were the the ten-minute rocker "Laughing Gas" (featuring a killer Rhoads guitar solo), their awesome Humble Pie cover "Afterglow (Of Your Life)", the top-of-the-genre '80's metal "Killer Girls" (should've maybe been a major hit for Quiet Riot), "Last Call For Rock & Roll" (good harmony vocals), "It's Not So Funny" and the Randy Rhoads-penned "Look In Any Window". I am now wondering about something - since I now have this CD, do I still need to get the often tough-to-find CD reissues 'Quiet Riot' and 'Quiet Riot II'? A good pick.
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