Search - Nitro :: O.F.R.

Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal


CD Details

All Artists: Nitro
Title: O.F.R.
Members Wishing: 12
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 5/12/1989
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227089429, 081227089412, 081227089443

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The most over the top band of all time!!!
web surfer | 08/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nitro took the hair/glam rock genre to new heights in 89, almost to the point of making fun of the whole thing. When Mtv or VH1 look back at the excessive 80s they usually play part of Nitro's video to show how silly things used to be (no more stupid than rap). Imagine the most rhidiculous elments of say Twisted Sister or Vinnie Vincent Invasion taken to the absolute extreme. From quadruple necked guitar solos to the singer shattering glass on stage to spiked hair that went 3 feet in the air. Laughable yes but also very entertaining. These guys actually had great musicianship though which set them apart from the rest. Michael Angelo is an unstoppable shred machine and his solos on this album are insanely fast and technical. You'll think they were sped up but that's just his God given talent. Jim Gillete has great range with his voice, covering deep growls and shrieking screams in style. The drummer Bobby Rock is one of the most talented in the business- his double bass drumming ability is like a blur and shakes the ground. To describe Nitro's sound I would say speed metal mixed with high pitched glam rock elements, they really sound unique. I recommend this album as it never gets old, the energy is timeless, the songs are catchy, and it is a piece of rock history. I'm a fan of great guitar playing so I consider this essential listening for shredders. Anyone who names their album "out f*cking rageous" is cool in my book! I've enjoyed it countless times. Although the follow up album contained some memorable songs, it was toned down a bit compared to OFR. OFR is their best work. Trivia: After the death of glam rock, Michael went on to a successful solo career and Jim Gillette married Lita Ford. The two creators of Nitro are currently collaborating on a project once again."
For Those About To Mock
Mike Anderson | Scoobyville, PA | 01/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A friend of mine once said Quiet Riot's Kevin DuBrow penned the most laughable lyrics ever set to recorded media. Obviously, he had never heard Nitro. I quote:
"Krueger seems like Romper Room and Elm Street ain't so bad
When U meet death it ain't no dream
A serpent in the form of man..."
-"Machine Gunn Eddie"
"Everybody around the world R U ready 2 rock with me
Yeah, the night is young and so are we
We got the Red, White-n-Blue 4 U & me, yeah..."
-"Shot Heard Round the World" "...We got the first af**kingmendment in the US F**kin' A
The P.M.R.C. can f**k off baby, ain't gonna tell me what
to say...
Needless to say, the quadruple neck guitar fretwork of Michael Angelo, the four-string magic that is T.J. Racer's signature, and the incomparably adequate drumming of Bobby Rock make this the best listen in recent memory. Of course, if you've had as much to drink as I have, "recent memory" is measured in nanoseconds."
web surfer | 01/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an absoulte classic from the period. It encapsulates evrything about the scene, and more - it pushes all the elements, shrieking vocals, insane guitar and the image of heavy metal to its maximum. You cannot deny the fact that no matter how hard you try, there will never be a band with a higher pitched vocalist (Jim Gillette has an incredible 6 octaves, and yes he is capable of smashing glass AND holding those high notes for 32 seconds) or a faster guitar player in Michael Angelo Batio. Granted, there dosen't appear to be much 'soul' in his playin, just speed, but his technique is flawless. This was a band that equaled Manowar as the loudest band, and frequently got banned from playing venues cos' of their sheer volume. A venue even collapsed on one occasion because of the noize!

I can't recommend this band enough to anyone who is a fan of the era. A true classic, so much attitude. Il agree with anyone who says its an aquired taste, and not everyone will like the vocals, but this is extreme as hair metal gets. The first, and probably only, cross between thrash and hair metal!

Higlight songs are the fast rockers; Freight Train, Machine Gunn Eddie, Bring It Down and O.F.R. These tunes are truly incredible. The 30 second scream in Machine Gunn Eddie scares the crap outta he old ladies and prissy emo kids!

The mid-paced numbers like NASTY REPUTATION and SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD are also great. Heck, even the balled LONG WAY FROM HOME is cool, for a hair balled...

Cannot recommend this enough. Part of me wants this to be so big, but at the same time i want them all to myself to impress my friends with and destroy my enemies. 'Nuff said.

5 stars ***** ....don't buy H.W.D.W.S, that kinda sucks ;)"