Born in America

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Born in America
Born In America cover.jpg
Studio album by Riot
Released October 14, 1983
Recorded Greene St. Recording, New York City
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Length 39:27
Label Quality America (US)
ZYX Metal (Europe)
Producer Steve Loeb, Rod Hui
Riot chronology
Riot Live (EP)
Born in America
Alternative cover
Riot born in america2.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 9/10[2]

Born in America is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Riot, released in 1983. After getting dropped by Elektra Records the band signed with Canadian indie label Quality Records for what was to be the second and last record with Rhett Forrester on vocals. The album would also mark the end of the line for guitarist Rick Ventura, bassist Kip Leming, and drummer Sandy Slavin.

Germany's ZYX Music released the album in Europe, accompanied by a 12" single, "Warrior (live) b/w Born in America".

Born In America was re-issued in 1989 by Grand Slamm Records in the U.S. and CBS/Sony Records in Japan, both with different artwork. A further U.S. re-issue followed in 1999 through Metal Blade Records, utilizing the original cover artwork.[3] Born In America was re-issued again in 2015.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Born in America" (Mark Reale, Steve Loeb, Rhett Forrester) - 4:07
  2. "You Burn in Me" (Reale) - 3:40
  3. "Wings of Fire" (Reale) - 4:39
  4. "Running from the Law" (Reale) - 4:24
  5. "Devil Woman" (Terry Britten, Christine Holmes) - 4:01 (Cliff Richard cover)
Side two
  1. "Vigilante Killer" (Forrester) - 3:02
  2. "Heavy Metal Machine" (Reale) - 3:37
  3. "Where Soldiers Rule" (Rick Ventura) - 3:45
  4. "Gunfighter" (Reale) - 4:27
  5. "Promised Land" (Ventura) - 3:55


Band members[edit]



  1. ^ Anderson, Jason. "Riot Born in America review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 289. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 
  3. ^ "Riot - Born in America". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2012-01-09.