(Podcast) RIOT - In 40 Minutes

Welcome back to our series where we curate what we think are the best 40 minutes of music from an underrated band's career ... with headbangers and hard rockers in mind (ie. you won't be hearing many ballads!).


Basically, it's what we'd put on a single vinyl release (being limited to 20 minutes per side) if we were asked to put a Best Of record together to convince the uninitiated long haired miscreant that this band is worth checking out.


Quick band history: Long Island New York's Riot was one of the leading proponents of American heavy metal between the late 70s and mid 80s (before they morphed into a power metal unit thereafter). Despite having a handful of strong to amazing releases during this initial period, the band didn't achieve the level of fame they so deserved. Take one listen to the golden pipes of Guy Speranza and the top notch song writing ... then shake your heads at what you (may have) missed.


Little known - but surely underrated. Don't hold back!!!






Side 1

Rock City (1977)

(00:00) Warrior

Narita (1979)

(3:50) Road Racin'

(8:20) Narita

Fire Down Under (1981)

(12:57) Swords & Tequila

(16:15) Altar of the King


Side 2

(21:00) Don't Hold Back

Restless Breed (1982)

(24:14) Loanshark

(28:25) Violent Crimes

Born in America (1983)

(30:57) Running From The Law

(35:23) Heavy Metal Machine

(39:00) Wings of Fire