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Classic Album Review: Quiet Riot | Guilty Pleasures

Don’t forget to bang your head — but remember to hold on to your hairpiece.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


‘Come on, hear the groans / The creaks and the moans / As these old, old coots reform / Oh no … ’

If Quiet Riot had enough of a sense of humour to revamp their old cover of the Slade hit Cum on Feel the Noize with lyrics like that, I might be tempted to give ’em a thumbs-up. But no. Instead, Guilty Pleasures — actually the second effort from the reunited ’80s metalheads — is another lousy album from a bunch of guys who just don’t know when to quit. They’re still singing about rock ’n’ rollin’ all night and partying every day, still ripping off Slade and still sounding like a poor man’s Mötley Crüe (or is that the other way around?). Oh, and don’t forget to bang your head — as long as you remember to hold on to your hairpiece.