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Super Hits
Quiet Riot
Super Hits
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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All Artists: Quiet Riot
Title: Super Hits
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Original Release Date: 5/4/1999
Release Date: 5/4/1999
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Pop Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074646588024, 886970531320

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SUPER HITS

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CD Reviews

Fun collection and ya can't beat the price
Riotfan | LA | 03/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This may not be the most complete collection of Quiet Riot cuts since it's just 10 tracks long, but Super Hits is an enjoyable collection that should entertain those looking for an affordable blast of solid rock 'n roll from Quiet Riot. It's a fun intro for those who don't know the band and a low priced fix for old-school fans on a budget. Looking for a inexpensive Quiet Riot sampler? Try Super Hits. It's affordable and it Rocks!"
This should be the only QR album
Riotfan | 08/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It has all the hits, and for the price you cant beat it! No cd case is complete without quiet riot..."
Incomplete retrospective
William Matson | Maine | 06/22/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Normally I am not a person who likes greatest hits compilations, as I prefer to get the original studio albums. I don't own 'Super Hits' but based on the track selection, I can write a review. Basically, three Quiet Riot albums from the early to late 80's are represented here. "Metal Health" (1983) has four tracks here, more than any other album. You can't fault them much for the track selection, other than the fact that I would have chosen 'Let's get crazy' or 'Run for cover' before using 'Don't wanna let you go.'

The next album, 1984's "Condition Critical", is represented by three tracks. I was surprised that 'Party all night' was ignored but considering that the title track, 'Condition Critical', doesn't appear on most Quiet Riot hits compilations it wasn't a bad substitution. The following album "QRIII" isn't even represented and that is a head scratcher. 'Main Attraction' or 'The wild and the young' certainly could have been squeezed on. Missing the boat on the "QRIII" release, which was on the same label during the same time period, was inexcusable. At least putting on one track would have been right. That alone costs this review one star.

The third and final Quiet Riot album represented was the self titled album, referred to as "QR" or "Quiet Riot" depending on who you talk to (although "Quiet Riot" was also a Japanese album title in their early days with Randy Rhoads). "Quiet Riot" (US release) was the album released after "QRIII" and it featured a different vocalist, Paul Shortino (ex-Rough Cutt, current solo artist). For reasons I'll never understand, this album is represented by three songs. The album is fairly good but when it has as many songs as "Condition Critical" something is wrong, that and the fact "QRIII" didn't have a single track used on here.

As for song selection, 'Empty promises', 'Don't wanna be your fool' and 'I'm fallin' are not terrible tracks ('Don't wanna be your fool' is the best of the three) but tracks like 'Stay with me tonight', 'The Joker', 'In a rush', or 'King of the Hill' may have been more suitable choices from that album. The fact that there are no new tracks or unreleased tracks on here also knocks off a star. Everything on this album can easily be found on studio albums that are still in print. While the ten tracks here contain some great songs (and good ones, too), here is the point. There are no bonuses, one studio album that should have been featured didn't even get represented and an album with a replacement singer is represented with three tracks, which is as many as one of their platinum albums has featured on this collection. The fact that this cd has ten songs is a bit of a letdown, I would have liked to seen at least eleven or twelve.

If all you want is a couple familiar songs on here and are just looking for Quiet Riot tunes for a party, a cd for a car or radio show, this will do you well. Anyone who is going into it expecting to get at least two or three Quiet Riot albums should stick with the studio albums."