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This footage of Quiet Riot performing at L.A.’s Whisky A Go Go on September 22, 1979 is notable as one of guitarist Randy Rhoads’ last appearances with the group before he went on to join Ozzy Osbourne’s band.
In addition, as Forgotten Guitar notes, the show marked the first time Rhoads ever used the custom black-and-white polka-dot Flying V that would become one of his signature axes. The guitar was built by luthier Karl Sandoval at a cost of $738. Rhoads picked up the guitar the day of this show.
Quiet Riot at this point featured Rhoads with singer Kevin DuBrow, bassist Rudy Sarzo (who took over for founding bassist Kelly Garni) and drummer Drew Forsyth.
For a real treat, check out Rhoads’ solo that begins around the 37-minute mark. Look below the video for a list of the songs and their starting times.
The songs and their starting times are as follows:
02:16 Gonna Have a Riot
06:09 Lie Back & Let Me In
09:22 One in a Million
13:20 Breaking Up (Is Heartache)
16:10 Picking Up the Pieces
19:50 Teenage Anthem (Set Me Free)
25:08 Good Times
30:33 Killer Girls
35:31 Laughing Gas
45:04 Back to the Coast
56:38 Slick Black Cadillac
01:01:50 We Just Had a Riot (edit)