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Riot

The long-lived New York-based heavy metal band Riot was formed in 1976 by guitarist/songwriter Mark Reale, who recruited vocalist Guy Speranza, guitarist L.A. Kouvaris, bassist Jimmy Iommi, and drummer Peter Bitelli. After debuting in 1977 with Rock City, Kouvaris was replaced by guitarist Rick Ventura, and the group returned in 1979 with Narita; Iommi and Bitelli were the next to exit, and with the recruitment of bassist Kip Leming and drummer Sandy Slavin, the classic Riot lineup was in place. Tours in support of AC/DC and Molly Hatchet followed before the release of 1981's Fire Down Under, considered by fans to represent the band's creative peak; with the departure of frontman Speranza, however, Riot suffered a major blow from which they never fully recovered. New vocalist Rhett Forrester made his debut on 1982's Restless Breed, but after issuing Made in America a year later, Reale announced the band's dissolution; after forming a new group, the Mark Reale Project, he re-formed Riot in late 1986 with vocalist Tony Moore, bassist Don VanStavern, and drummer Bobby Jarzombek. The new lineup's comeback effort, Thundersteel, appeared in 1988, followed two years later by The Privilege of Power; after adding second guitarist Mike Flyntz and replacing VanStavern with bassist Pete Perez, the group toured the Far East, yielding the LP Riot in Japan Live!!! in 1992. After 1994's Night Breaker, Jarzombek quit Riot, and was replaced by drummer John Macaluso for 1996's The Brethren of the Long House; Jarzombek returned to the fold to release Inishmore two years later, with Sons of Society following in 1999. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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There is no "puff dog" on their albums. That would be Johnny The Seal who graces Rock City, Narita and Fire Down Under.
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nicko252008
The puff dog is on a lot of there albums.
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everything after born in america sucked bigtime
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"Bet your life on the silverball"
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277 likes wtf should be more than that!
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And don't forget rhett Forrester excellent singer
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Rip guy speranza
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Riot kick a** band man
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gholl84741
Riot kick a**!
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klasvoss
Awesome band. Fire Down Under is a classic metal album must have.
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The more and more I listen to those phenomenal first 3 albums the more I hear where Maiden was heavily influenced.
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11 and rockin' to Rock City. Awesome!
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milosdad
My 11 year old loves the first record and plays it all the time.
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Bow before the Altar Of King!
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Hard to believe that the Fire Down Under album was deemed to heavy by their label Capitol records and they were dropped from the label. Electra picked them up and released the album. Thank god.
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I'm Road Racin'!
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wassabe1
I was lucky enough to see Riot open up for Rainbow and the Scorpions on the Restless Breed tour. One of my favorites. Majorly under rated. Youtube them.
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Another great band I don't have any records of!
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Still as always top ten
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Great band. Under rated and time cut short. Rip guy and mark.
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Never got a chance to see this band live. Thank God for Youtube.
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milosdad
Forgot about the Narita album. Love Road Racin'.
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milosdad
Forgot about the Narita album Love Road Racin'.
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saw riot in a small club in San Antonio,need l e s s to say ,THEY FREAKING TORE IT UP.
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I remember them from high school.... 78'. H-town. Eddy kick a** old school.
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Check out their cover of the Al Di Miola instrumental Racing With The Devil On A Spanish Highway on their The Privilege Of Power disc. Rips!
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Go to You Tube. Put in Riot live at "My Father's Place" Long Island N.Y. 9/15/81 to see this band in all their glory!
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Riot were so f**king awesome when they had their original singer, Guy Speranza - very underrated and overlooked early 80's Metal band
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The cover of Narita always reminds me of Fly To The Rainbow from the Scorpions. Two great albums from two great bands!
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joehead4209
best riot song out there
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Guy Sperenza voice is gold.
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The iconic Johnny the seal man graces their first 3 albums.
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Riot City, Narita and Fire Down Under. The 3 reasons! Enough said!
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I love their first three albums, but riot, and thundersteel I think are dumb
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Saw this band in 1979, 1980 and 1982. They are very under rated and under appreciated. Shine On Guy, Mark , and Rhett!!!
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That album cover for Fire Down Under is probably one of the worst in rock , but you know what they say never judge a book by its cover. What's inside is classic Riot at their peak .Great album. Should have been more successful.
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Immortal Soul, Privilege Of Power & ThunderSteel r their best albums
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milosdad
1977. Rock City. That was the best.
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Holy crap! Riot? I flashed back to jr. high school and my Tygers Of Pan Tang/Saxon/I r o n Maiden era. That was enjoyable, but Motörhead and Overkill have stood the test of time much better.
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Showdown is one of my favorite songs of all time. I remember seeing them perform at Brooklyn's L'Amour, back in the mid 80's.
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Fire Down Under was totally it....every song on that album stands on it's own. I have all their vinyl and have always been a huge fan...they made their mark in metal !!!!
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Riot had 5-6 great albums between Priveledge of Power and the new Immortal Soul. Mike Dimeo singing who was later in Masterplan and a great Aussie band called Illium
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milosdad
First version of this band is the best. Loved the almost punk fresh sound they had to good ol' rock n roll.
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very underated band...long live the mighty Tior!!!!
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for me...just OK. don't get eddie trunk's hard-on for them. anyone however who would walk out on a rush concert can no longer post anyy opinion on anything because their credibilty is gone forever.
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nicko252008
This band will be more appreciated as time goes on, people tend to find great things after the fact. The members and/or genre may be dead today, but the METAL lives on FOREVER!! Rock on metal brotherhood! ! Rock on/....
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IT'S THE POODLE OF DOOM!
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I saw Riot open for Rush on their Moving Pictures Tour. I left the minute Rush went on.
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i'm sorry but this is like totally the opposite of fallujah, pandora!
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michaelmccui s t 6 7 8 3
Me and all my friends gave ourselves concussions listening to this song in high school back in the 80's!!
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