Playing their first ever show at the home of AOR, Quiet Riot, were ready to bring the party to Frontiers Rock Festival. With such a monumental occasion it only seemed fitting to record the entire show and bring us Live in Milan as an album. This is the latest installment from the band since their 2017 release of Road Rage, which was new material. Despite the 35 years in the business, the band still know how to pull in a crowd and perform.
One Night in Milan is a fantastic insight into the kind of performance this band are capable of. From the beginning of the album and set, the band are ready to throw themselves into the performance and frontman James Durbin is even more ready to provide all he can for the fans. His crowd interaction heard on the album, shows that he is all about engaging with the crowd and letting them be apart of the experience. His vocals are outstanding as well as he never falters throughout and is able to keep that momentum throughout. The rest of the band keep up with him and show just how tight they are as a unit. Performing a range of greatest hits from “Whatever It Takes” to newer tracks such as “Freak Flag”, they manage to cover just about everything a fan could wish for. The special treat however comes from the band performing “Thunderbird” for the very first time live. With the track comes the touching story of the meaning behind the track and the dedication to the late Randy Rhodes.
Closing the show was done with the only 2 songs from the bands back catalogue that could provide that perfect ending. “Cum on Feel The Noise” and “Bang Your Head” provide the high needed at the end of a show and the album.
If this live album does nothing more than make you wish you’d been at this show then it’s done it’s job. All that’s left now is the wonder of when they are touring and when we can catch them ourselves!
1.Run For Cover
2.Slick Black Cadillac
3.Mama Weere All Crazee Now 4.Whatever It Takes
6.Love’s A Bitch
7.Condition Critical 8.Thunderbird
9.Party All Night
11.I Can’t Get Enough 12.Wild & The Young 13.Let’s Get Crazy
14.Cum On Feel The Noize 15.Bang Your Head
Frankie Banali, Drums Chuck Wright, Bass Alex Grossi, Guitar James Durbin, Vocals