ARTIST:

QUIET RIOT

(UNITED STATES)
TITLE:

REHAB

(2006)
LABEL:

AUTOPRODUCTION

GENRE:

HARD ROCK

TAGS:
Rasping vocals
"Featuring Glenn Hughes, Quiet Riot delivers with Rehab a very good album."
NESTOR (11.08.2010)  
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In an interview, Kevin DuBrow (vocals) and Franck Banali (drums), the two remaining members of the historic Quiet Riot Canal, announced that they wanted to totally renew themselves with "Rehab", freeing themselves from everything they had done before, to give birth to a record in the Classic Rock spirit. A statement of this kind is quite common, especially in the case of a band struggling to regain notoriety and success. But listening to this eleventh Quiet Riot record, one has to admit that these two mates were not only doing classical promotion. Accompanied by Neil Citron (guitar) and the veteran Tommy Franklin (bass), the band indeed delivers us a very good album.

More than a break with the two previous records, we must rather evoke a notable evolution and above all a clear effort brought to the quality of the compositions. Indeed, the good songs are legion on this "Rehab". Starting with the bluesy "Old Habits Die Hard" during which Kevin DuBrow delivers a very beautiful and sincere performance, and which is undeniably a highlight of the record. We can also mention the cover (how can you imagine a Quiet Riot album without a cover?!) of Spooky Tooth's "Evil Woman" which sees Glenn Hugues joining his vocals to DuBrow's. "South Of Heaven" and its Zeppelin's accents, "Blind Faith" during which Franky Banali is quite bluffing, "In Harms Way", as well as the dynamic and modern "Free", are also very good tracks. The general level is therefore quite good, and the dispensable tracks are a bit less numerous than usual. However, we'll mention "Beggars And Thieves" which is really not interesting, and "It Sucks To Be You", which despite a nice guitar solo, turns out to be only a failed attempt to revive the fun spirit of the 80s.

We'll note that Glenn Hughes participates in the writing of 3 songs ("Old Habits Die Hard", "In Harms Way" and "Blind Faith") that turn out to be among the best of the album. Two other compositions ("Free" and "Strange Daze") are co-written with Alex Grossi, who will replace Neil Citron as guitarist as soon as the album is released. Coincidence or not, these 5 tracks, to which we can add the cover of Spooky Tooth, are, by far, the best of the record... From there to think that Quiet Riot, a nice and very comfortable band on stage, has been suffering for years from a deficiency in terms of writing quality, it's only a step away.

The future won't tell us if this hypothesis is justified and if the band had finally found the right formula. Indeed, one year later, Kevin DuBrow's death made it more than likely that "Rehab" would remain Quiet Riot's last album.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Free - 04:06
02. Blind Faith - 03:25
03. South Of Heaven - 05:44
04. Black Reign - 04:50
05. Old Habits Die Hard - 06:17
06. Strange Daze - 04:17
07. In Harms Way - 04:37
08. Beggars And Thieves - 06:38
09. Don't Think - 04:58
10. It Sucks To Be You - 04:01
11. Evil Woman - 08:50

LINEUP:
Frankie Banali : Batterie
Kevin Dubrow: Chant
Neil Citron: Guitares
Tony Franklin: Basse
   
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