Quiet Riot, ‘Cum on Feel the Noize’ – Video of the Day
Today (Oct. 29) would have been the 58th birthday of Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow. The celebrated vocalist left us too soon, but thankfully, we've got a ton of music to remember him by. In tribute to DuBrow, we've selected 'Cum on Feel the Noize' as our Video of the Day.
'Cum on Feel the Noize' was originally recorded by Slade in 1973. The original track was extremely popular, selling 500,000 copies in only three weeks. This makes Quiet Riot's achievement with that same song extremely impressive. Not only has Quiet Riot's version of 'Cum on Feel the Noize' outsold the original version, tallying up over a million copies sold, but the track itself is more closely associated with Quiet Riot than with Slade.
Kevin DuBrow deserves a mountain of credit for the popularity of Quiet Riot's version of 'Cum on Feel the Noize.' Featured on the band's classic third album, 'Mental Health,' the late singer's vocal performance on the track is absolutely soaring. There isn't one '80s heavy metal fan out there who can't immediately identify DuBrow's voice, and even when 'Cum on Feel the Noize' is simply caught in your head, the clarity of DuBrow's singing is just as sharp as if you'd just turned on a jukebox.
Quiet Riot's video for 'Cum on Feel the Noize' is pretty awesome as well. A young teen, with the 'Mental Health' mask hanging above his bed, is shaken awake by the song. 'Cum on Feel the Noize' rocks so hard that it causes an earthquake / hurricane / explosion in the kid's room, sending him into the dimension which holds Quiet Riot as they perform the cut onstage … but wait! Turns out that it was only a dream … or was it?
R.I.P. Kevin DuBrow. Celebrate his birthday with us by checking out 'Cum on Feel the Noize.'