Endless Loop: Cum on Feel the Noize

quietriotHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Cum on Feel the Noize” by Quiet Riot

Sometimes I just like a dumb song.

My feelings for LA heavy metal band Quiet Riot’s 1983 cover of UK glam band Slade’s “Cum on Feel the Noize” have pretty much remained consistent since I first heard the song when I was 4 or 5 years old…and that’s that it rules.  The song was featured prominently on an 80’s pop rock compilation cassette I got when I was a kid (possibly the first cassette I ever bought if memory serves), and was the closing track on side A.  I played that tape to death, jamming it in my Walkman repeatedly on summer vacation road trips through the south with my family, over and over again from start to finish.  My affinity for Duran Duran was born with it, as was probably my penchant for digging on synthesizers.  That cassette served as my gateway to a large swath of popular music at the time, much of which would fall out of favor over the succeeding years while all the while I still sang along.

I can’t not sing along to “Cum on Feel the Noize.”

And neither should you.  Come on!  You know the words!

 

Thomas H Williams

Thomas H Williams

From a bunker somewhere in Central Texas, Thomas H. Williams spends most of his time with his wife, his two sons, and his increasingly neurotic dog. He listens to a lot of music, drinks a lot of excellent beers, and gets out from time to time. For even more shenanigans, visit heavenisanincubator.blogspot.com.

2 Responses to Endless Loop: Cum on Feel the Noize
  1. Shawn Reply

    Great song, great camera!

  2. sonny vitkauskas Reply

    Noddy Holder and Dave Hill of SLADE also wrote “Momma We’re All Crazy Now” which I believe was a semi hit for QR. When I listen to Slade records real loud everyone thinks it’s QR and it is like some sort of secret in America that QR did not write those songs. I tell people about SLADE they are like, who? However growing up with that album and video for “Mental Health” was a vivid memory for me as a kid listening to rock music in the 80s. “Slick Black Cadillac” was a great song off that record too. Memory lane. Cheers

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