An inspiring documentary that chronicles the rise, fall and resurrection of '80s metal band Quiet Riot. After singer Kevin DuBrow's death, drummer Frankie Banali must conquer his loss, regain his life, and get the band back together one more time.
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Great entertaining documentary. Glad to see Randy Rhoads was mentioned prominently. Features some unnecessary nudity... so don't watch this with the kiddies. Tells the story of QUIET RIOT through the eyes of Frankie Banali. The rise, demise, and rise again. Much better than an episode of BEHIND THE MUSIC. Direction was really solid. Good and informative. Near the end, the doc covers the return of the band with new singers. One of the singers is really unnecessarily trashed. I felt it was uncalled for and really unprofessional. Felt sorry for the guy. He could have been treated with more respect even if he made mistakes. That part left a bad taste. Otherwise... excellent doc.
Quiet Riot was the band that never got any respect, but it holds a special place in the heavy metal genre; QR was the first metal band to have a #1 album (Metal Health). Regarding the documentary itself: well done for something that was funded by a kickstarter campaign. The film tracks Quiet Riot from its inception, thru the great success of its heyday, through difficult and hard times, and its eventual resurrection. It's funny, it's sad, it's serious, and self-deprecating. If you are a fan of Quiet Riot or this era of music, definitely check it out.
Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2016
What's most interesting about this documentary is that... and you shouldn't continue reading this if you hate spoilers... despite it being about the band Quiet Riot, you eventually realize that this doc is much more about Frankie Banali (founder / drummer) specifically, how Kevin Dubrow's death has effected him (more than Frankie himself even sees), his desire to do justice to the band's legacy in Kevin's shadow, and the effect of that on the other people around him. I hope Frankie sees this when watching the documentary himself.
This was hysterically funny and tragically sad at the same time. I understand Frankie wanting to hold onto his band, but Quiet Riot just isn't the type of band that can easily persist without its original vocalist. Frankie's bitterness over Kevin's death is palpable, and understandable. This is a good watch if you ever enjoyed their music, or are fond of 80's Rock in general.
Saw QR for the first time in '83, and have seen them many times since. Frankie and the guys are great fun, and amazing musicians. This DVD is anything/everything QR. Love all the early info. included, and the struggle after kevin's passing is very interesting/fascinating. It def. has that "come along for the ride" fell about it. I've watched it 3/4 times since my purchase, and DEFINITELY recommend it to any hard rock/metal fan who enjoys stories of all that goes on (good/bad) behind the scenes, to keep the show rollin'. Also, great to see Glenn Hughes, Rudy Sarzo, Kelli Rhoads, Dee Snider, etc. cameos. One of my favorite parts is Frankie giving sticks to an overwhelmed young fan, and all interaction w/ fans. Frankie is always a gentleman, and the fans really appreciate that. Frankie, what's the recipe on those meatballs?
Very cool documentary on the second half of Quiet Riot ... I recommend watching the Randy Rhonds documentary by Rob Sobol first then watch this one second ... it’s great to see Frankie Banilli moving on and keeping the Quiet Riot name going...
Very interesting and entertaining documentary about Quiot Riot, one of the first American heavy metal bands to really break out in the early 80's. Although a good portion of the documentary is really about Frankie Banali and how he has dealt with the grief from the loss of his bandmate, Kevin Dubrow as well as his obsession with keep Quiot Riot alive. A must for all Quiot Riot fans. This picks up where the VH1 Behind the Music special leaves off!
Reviewed in the United States on December 22, 2017
Definitely worth a watch for sure. Frankie has grown a lot since the death of Kevin. Perhaps there will be a sequel as a result of James Durbin's entrance into the band in mid-2017. If you are a fan of 80s metal, then I think you will enjoy this.