Friday, July 25, 2003 @ 3:23 PM
Quiet Riot Live at Club Liquid
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REVIEW BY: Debby Rao
Despite the RI Station Nightclub fire, ‘80s rock bands still seem to be on the concert comeback trail this summer.
I got to check out Quiet Riot on their latest New England stop at Club Liquid in Leominster, MA this weekend with all original members: Kevin
Dubrow on vocals, Rudy Sarzo on Bass, Frank Banali on drums and Carlos Cavazo on guitar, who replaced the late Randy Rhoads. Here is my review of the concert.
Club Liquid is a really nice venue to see a concert. It holds 600 capacity and has a friendly atmosphere. The club seems to be the new haven for ‘80s rock bands to play in New England. Quiet Riot drew a close to capacity crowd that night.
Quiet Riot hit the stage around ll:30 and played over a hour of nonstop, kickass, old school rock and roll. They opened the show with “Vicious Circle,” a song from their latest CD, Guilty Pleasures. The band was very energetic and entertaining. Frankie Banali wore a Station Fire Relief t-shirt in support of all the Station Fire victims. The band is very down to earth and gives l00 percent to their fans.
The band played all of their hits including "Mama We’re All Crazy Now," “Cum on Feel the Noize," and "Bang Your Head." The highlight of the evening came when the band played “Thunderbird,” and Kevin Dubrow said it is very important to keep the memory of Randy Rhoads, their late guitarist who died in a plane crash. The band rocked. The rhythm section of Frankie and Rudy Sarzo was very tight. The band jammed on their version of The Who's "My Generation" song. They ended the show with the ‘80s anthem" Bang Your Head."
After the show, the band did a meet and greet. I got to talk to Frankie Banali about the future plans of Quiet Riot. He said the band is releasing a new DVD and live album called Quiet Riot Live In The 21st Century on August 21. It contains footage of the band over the last 20 years. It also has special ‘80s footage.
The band will continue to tour throughout the year and return back to New England towards the end of the year. The band put on a great show and was very supportive of their fans. For more info on news and tour dates, check out their website at www.quietriotforce.com.