Narita (album)

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Narita Riot cover.jpg
Studio album by Riot
Released About May 1979 (Japan)
October 5, 1979 (US)
Recorded Early 1979 at Big Apple Recording Studio, New York City
Genre Heavy metal
Length 38:43
Label Victor (Japan)
Producer Steve Loeb and Billy Arnell
Riot chronology
Rock City
Fire Down Under
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Narita is the second album by the New York City heavy metal band Riot.[2][3]

This album was actually released only in Japan and available only as an import in the USA until it was finally released in the states about 5 months later in October, 1979. It became out of print in the late 80's and was only being pressed in CD format in Japan in 1989 until the early 90's. Narita was finally issued on compact disc outside Japan on June 20, 2005 by UK-based Rock Candy Records, run by former Kerrang! scribes Derek Oliver and Dante Bonutto.

"Born to Be Wild" is a cover of the 1968 Steppenwolf classic.

Narita was also the name of a short-lived San Antonio, Texas-based Riot offshoot featuring guitarist Mark Reale along with former S.A.Slayer members, vocalist Steve Cooper, bassist Don Van Stavern (who would later appear on the Thundersteel and The Privilege of Power albums), and drummer Dave McClain.

This album was reissued by UK-based company Rock Candy Records.

Track list[edit]

All songs written by Guy Speranza and Mark Reale except where otherwise noted.

Side one
  1. "Waiting for the Taking" (Speranza, Reale, Rick Ventura) - 5:01
  2. "49er" Reale Speranza Kouvaris- 4:36
  3. "Kick Down the Wall" - 4:32
  4. "Born to Be Wild" (Mars Bonfire) - 2:47
  5. "Narita" - 4:38
Side two
  1. "Here We Come Again" - 5:58
  2. "Do It Up" - 3:44
  3. "Hot for Love" - 5:00
  4. "White Rock" Reale Speranza Kouvaris- 2:33
  5. "Road Racin'" - 4:32


Cover versions and appearances[edit]

  • The songs "Narita" and "Road Racin'" are featured in the video game Brütal Legend.


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Riot Narita review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Riot - Narita". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  3. ^ Narita (LP Sleeve). Riot. Los Angeles, USA: Capitol Records SN-16271. 1979.