Nitro O.F.R. LP
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 3:01PM
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  • Nitro Was Lead Singer Jim Gillette, Guitarist Michael Angelo Batio, Bassist T. J. Racer, and Drummer Bobby Rock

  • Legend Has It the Rampage Label Signed Them After Seeing Gillette Break Three Wine Glasses with His Superhuman Pipes

  • Batio’s Trademark Instrument Was the “Crossed Sword” Quadruple Axe

  • Gillette and Batio Recruited Rock by Telling Him That They “Wanted to Record the Most Over-the-Top, in-Your-Face Metal Record Ever.”

  • The Result Was O. F. R., Which Stands for Out-F******-Rageous

  • The Album Lives Up to Its Title and Its Genesis

  • Pummeling Double Toms, Lightning Guitar Leads, and Vocals at Octaves No Man Should Be Able to Reach

  • Cosmetic Stylings No “Hair Metal” Band Can Touch

  • The Album Charted, Peaking at #140

  • First-Ever Vinyl Reissue

  • Original Album Art Including Lyric Inner Sleeve

  • Red & Yellow “Explosion” Vinyl Pressing

  • Limited to 700 Copies

  • Keep Flammable Materials Away When Spinning!


    Nitro: O. F. R. (Limited Red & Yellow "Explosion" Vinyl Edition) LP

    Nitro was the kind of band that sparked a lot of legends. Like the one that Rampage Records signed them after lead singer Jim Gillette shattered three wine glasses with his voice. Or the one that Gillette and guitarist Michael Angelo Batio (he of the “crossed sword” quadruple axe) recruited drummer Bobby Rock by telling him at a beach party that they "wanted to record the most over-the-top, in-your-face metal record ever." That they succeeded in this pursuit is beyond any doubt. 1989’s O.F.R. (we could tell you what the album title stands for, but then we’d have to kill you, or at least slap a Parental Advisory sticker on you) is a frenetic assault of double floor toms, lightning guitar licks and notes sung so superhumanly high that various parts of one’s anatomy clench instinctively at the sound. And the length of Nitro’s tresses puts all other “hair metal” posers to shame…just check out the band photos on the back cover, which we have faithfully re-created, along with the printed inner sleeve, on the first-ever vinyl reissue of this charting album. Red and yellow “Explosion” vinyl pressing, limited to 700 copies…we can’t promise your stereo won’t combust!


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    4. Long Way Home


    1. Bring It Down
    2. Nasty Reputation 
    3. Fighting Mad
    4. Shot Heard ‘Round the World 

    5. O.F.R.

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