The original 1973 hit, Cmon Feel The Noise was by Slade. It's worth hearing if you have not heard it. The album Mental Heath was a time I actually lived in. Randy Roads had just died and Quiet Riot was kinda the new sound. The recording was fantastic in it's day. The Priest album Screaming For Vengence had just came out and songs like Electric Eye were just amazing to listen to. The sound of Metal was changing fast. Melissa just came out too.
I was 20 and life was all about beer, ***** and metal music. This album still sounds great to me. You know I'll be playing it instead of the new Priest.
Ah memories. 'Moose-I remember being in high school when Quiet Riot got big. What people may not realize is how mainstream that music was. Cum on being a top 20 kind of hit. I had forgotten about Slade. I loved/still love those Screaming for Vengeance. Priest, AC/DC and the like were staples before thrash really hit. I started college in 84/85 and found myself in Boston-when I first became aware of this new thing-combining hardcore punk and metal......there was a new band everyone was talking about. I eventually bought Ride the Lightning and I thought it was punk! Seems tame now, but at the time it was a far cry from my Led Zeppelin, Kiss and Van Halen albums. Hair metal soon went down the drain.....thank God!