Great RR Fan Album
Randy Rhoads named and created Quiet Riot, though he had moved on to greener pastures long before their breakthrough. During his time with the band in the late 70's, two albums were recorded and released in Japan. These albums were long sought after by Rhoads fans like myself but almost impossible to obtain.
Rhoads mother along with Kevin Dubrow finally got hold of the tapes and did some major work on them to make this product available. Clearly, alot of love went into this, and this fan appreciates their time. The result is a great example of Randy's formative years and how his sound evolved over time.
Two things stand out: Kevin Dubrow has always been Kevin Dubrow and Rhoads really did get alot better over his time with Ozzy. All of the seeds for his classic work are present on this CD, and in fact some of the big riffs were used on Quiet Riot songs (the main riff to Suicide Solution, for example).
The songs in general are pretty raw, even in comparison to the big Quiet Riot albums of the early 80's. "Last Call for Rock n' Roll" is probably the best actual song. The feature is a live version of Randy's guitar solo showpiece, here titled "Laughing Gas." Many of the elements he would use later are already evident, but he also does some things that he would abandon during his time with Ozzy.
Bottom Line: Great, for Randy fan boys.