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PostSubject: Riot Anyone?   Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:31 am

Who else here likes Riot? Fave albums, etc? I've got all their albums and I feel a Riot kick coming on.
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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:50 pm

I only have Thundersteel, but it is indeed one kickass album!
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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:59 pm

Yes, that is a kick ass album. Thanks for posting, since this thread was so dead I forgot I posted it.
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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:14 pm

I like that Live EP alot.

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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:46 pm

I've been a Riot fan since 1983 when my friend from Junior High played "Fire Down Under" and the "Riot Live" EP for me after taking a few too many bong hits. I've loved them ever since.

Fire Down Under is my all-time favorite, easily. There's a "magic" to that record that I've never quite been able to put my finger on, it sounded like a classic the very first time I heard it.

Riot Live is actually the best example of the Rhett Forrester band, though Restless Breed also has some killer tunes on it that aren't on the live performance.

Thundersteel and beyond is really a completely different band, essentially having nothing musically in common with the earlier incarnation. Don't get me wrong, I love Thundersteel, but that's really "Riot II" in my opinion.

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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:42 pm

Hmmmm...I need to look into that kinda stuff on Riot more. I mean, I jam them but I never paid attention to the line-up hanges, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:48 pm

The only remaining member on Thundersteel is Mark Reale the guitarist. The rest of the band from the Fire Down Under era weren't involved.

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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:22 pm

Metal-On-Metal wrote:
I only have Thundersteel, but it is indeed one kickass album!

After hearing their other albums, I have to say Thundersteel pales in comparison to Fire Down Under and Rock City.
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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:26 pm

Fire Down Under is the only album I have by them. It's a downright bitchin' album, although it never really interested me enough to get their other stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:29 pm

I'd give Rock City a try, it's pretty similar in style to Fire Down Under. The song Overdrive is one of my absolute favorite Riot songs.

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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:44 pm

If you like Rock City then you should love Narita, a much better album (at least in my opinion).

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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:22 am

S.D. wrote:
If you like Rock City then you should love Narita, a much better album (at least in my opinion).

I like Narita, but I prefer Rock City. Opinions are bound to differ, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:52 pm

There is an excellent story about the early days of Riot and their streak of bad breaks in Classic Rock Magazine (the one with ZZ Top on the cover).
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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:55 pm

So I'm finally digging into Riot's vast back catalog thanks to Spotify. For years the only album of theirs that I owned was "Thundersteel," which I liked well enough but never really understood what all the whoop de doo was about.

So I gave "Fire Down Under" a whirl and WHOA! Okay, this is more like it. Listening to "Rock City" right now and that's up my alley too. So now I'm having one of those "Where has this band been my whole life?" moments. Better late than never, eh??
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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:38 am

Good man, FF. I think you'll find plenty to dig.
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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:24 pm

Fat Freddy wrote:
So I'm finally digging into Riot's vast back catalog thanks to Spotify. For years the only album of theirs that I owned was "Thundersteel," which I liked well enough but never really understood what all the whoop de doo was about.

So I gave "Fire Down Under" a whirl and WHOA! Okay, this is more like it. Listening to "Rock City" right now and that's up my alley too. So now I'm having one of those "Where has this band been my whole life?" moments. Better late than never, eh??

Damn! Fire Down Under, Restless Breed and Narita would be my first picks.

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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:56 pm

Thanks to Spotify and YouTube I've been digging "Fire Down Under," "Born in America" and "Narita" by Riot thus far. "The Privilege of Power" did nothin' for me though. I guess the earlier stuff is more up my alley.

I've got some Riot CDs to buy when I get some $$.
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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:42 am

I really don't listen to Riot post-Born In America. By the time Thundersteel came out the only remaining member was Mark Reale and I really wish he had just changed the name of the band at that point.

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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:18 pm

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I've got some Riot CDs to buy when I get some $$.

Well, it took more than a year since I last posted in this thread, but I finally got my first Riot on CD today (Fire Down Under). Looking forward to cranking that one at appropriately obnoxious volume on my way to work in the AM. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Riot Anyone?   Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:57 pm

I haven't listened to Riot in a long while, but the demo of Medicine Man with Harry Conklin popped up in my shuffle the other day and made me think about listening to them again. I'm definitely gonna have to now that this thread's been bumped.
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