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Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Riot
Title: Narita
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rock Candy
Release Date: 6/27/2005
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Have some wine, love some women..
Mark H. | Hanson, MA USA | 04/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"`Narita' was probably the album that should have signaled to the metal community that New York's Riot was the next best thing. The record showed the band at the peak of its powers as the support band that headliners would cringe to follow. Capitol Records thought so and had the band support Sammy Hagar and then royally screwed them when it came for a follow-up to `Narita'. The title track was an homage to Japan, named after their controversially placed airport, and was a blistering instrumental which showed the potential of whatever band Mark Reale and Guy Speranza put together. Best songs on this most unsung of LPs included "Road Racin'" (an absolute barnstormer!), "Waiting for the Taking", "Kick Down the Wall", "Hot for Love" (with its porno-sounds sped up coda!), "Do It Up", "Here We Come Again" and "White Rock" could definitely peel paint and could also do battle with many of their more successful contemporaries. Legend has it that the band had some subpar live performances in the UK (home of their label) due to infighting with management that may have sunk their chances at the big time. Regardless `Narita' and its successor demand your attention if you love classic hard rock. Van Halen may have been shakin in their high heeled shoes if Riot ever reached their true potential!"
A favorite
S. Dekleine | New Jersey | 10/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of my "must have" albums from the 80's. I couldn.t wait for it to be released on CD. They were a bigger hit in Japan, but there was a kind-of cult following in the U.S. "Hot For Love" is a jammin' song; "White Rock" and "Road Racin'" are great driving songs; while "Flying Tigers" can seem to make a statement. The recording itself shows the time period, so just add a little extra bass."
Stellar 80's Rock not to be ignored
Metal Pete | Florida | 01/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great album. Any fan of early MSG (early 80's, with either Barden or Bonnet on vox) will enjoy this no-frills hard rock album from the highly underrated RIOT band. With Speranza in the lineup, this band just could do no wrong. The musicianship is outstanding, and his vocals have some kind of magic. If you are unfamiliar with RIOT, get 'Fire Down Under' first. Then, when you fall in love with it and need another Speranza-era RIOT album, get this one and be satisfied yet again.