Restless Breed

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Restless Breed
Restless Breed cover.JPG
Studio album by Riot
Released May 21, 1982
Recorded Greene St. Recording, New York City
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock, speed metal
Length 38:38
Label Elektra
Producer Steve Loeb and Billy Arnell
Riot chronology
Fire Down Under
Restless Breed
Riot Live (EP)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10[2]

Restless Breed is the fourth album by the American heavy metal band Riot, and their first with vocalist Rhett Forrester, released in 1982. "When I Was Young" is an Eric Burdon and the Animals' cover.

Restless Breed was first re-issued on CD in 1997 by Germany's High Vaultage label, including the Riot Live 6-song EP as bonus tracks. A stateside re-issue followed in 1999 on Metal Blade Records, albeit sans the EP bonus tracks.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Hard Lovin' Man" (Rhett Forrester, Doug Salomone) - 2:48
  2. "C.I.A." (Forrester) - 3:43
  3. "Restless Breed" (Mark Reale) - 5:11
  4. "When I Was Young" (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) - 3:25
  5. "Loanshark" (Reale, Forrester, Kip Leming) - 4:10
Side two
  1. "Loved by You" (Rick Ventura) - 5:37
  2. "Over to You" (Ventura) - 3:42
  3. "Showdown" (Reale) - 3:49
  4. "Dream Away" (Ventura) - 3:43
  5. "Violent Crimes" (Leming, Forrester) - 2:30


Band members[edit]


  • Steve Loeb, Billy Arnell - producers
  • Rod Hui - engineer
  • Frank Scilingo - assistant engineer
  • Howie Weinberg - mastering


  1. ^ Anderson, Jason. "Riot Restless Breed review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  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 - Restless Breed". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2012-01-07.