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O.F.R. – 1989 – Rampage
Hot, Wet, Drippin’ With Sweat – 1992 – Rampage


  
 
Members

S= Slut, Tuff, Solo, Organ Donor>>JIM GILLETTE>>Organ Donor
G= Holland, Jim Gillette, Solo>>MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO>>Solo
B= Firing Squad, Jim Gillette>>TJ Racer [Anthony Brehmer] - Ralph Carter
D= Vinnie Vincent Invasion>>Bobby Rock>>Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Skull, Nelson Alcatrazz, Lita Ford - Johnny Thunder



History

The glam/shred band came onto the scene in 1988 with Demo 1988 as a follow-up to Gillette’s solo record. Saint James of Jim Gillette band was the early drummer. The band was signed by Rampage/Rhino Records and issued ‘Out Fucking Rageous.’ The group was mostly known for Angelo’s shredding guitars and the members making Poison looking shorthaired. At one point Angelo claimed Eddie Van Halen was studying one of his techniques. K. C. Comet replaced Rock for the ensuing tour. A demo was issued in 1990 and a second record with the label was approved, namely II - H.W.D.W.S. This album featured Ralph Carter on bass and Johnny Thunder on drums.

Lita Ford (formerly with members of The Who, Ramones, WASP, Black Sabbath, Mötley Crüe, David Lee Roth, etc.) had married Nitro’s Jim Gillette in 1994 and exited the professional stage. Gillette and Ford would move to the Caribbean and develop property. Wicked Wonderland, Lita Ford’s first album in 14 years, was being issued in autumn 2009 through her own JLRG Entertainment label. The album was co-produced by her husband Jim Gillette. The two were soon divorced and feuding. Gillette had become a showman in the MMA rink.

A compilation of unreleased music called Gunnin' for Glory was issued by Angelo in 1998. The band inevitably reformed in 2016. Lamb Of God’s Chris Adler drummed for the singer and guitarist duo. The band even announced a tour of India for the summer of 2017. A song called It Won’t Die was issued and the band played several concerts. The band’s new style was deathcore. A record was promised.

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