BEST DISCOVERY EVER OF THE WEEK: LIVE VIDEO OF NITRO FROM 1989
Oh man this is so great I don’t even know where to start!!
MS Maniac and self-appointed Minister of Hair Steve Stamopoulos emailed us over the weekend with some amazing news; after a search that lasted months (years?) he’d finally found live footage of Nitro on YouTube, the veritable video holy grail of ’80s hair metal excess. Jon Becker’s Jim Gillette tribute scream and the third Vinnie Vincent Invasion album excepted, I can’t think of anything else this exciting ever to come through our inboxes; the MS Mansion Monkeys are going completely apeshit (will they shut up already???) for chrissakes.
The background vocals are hilariously and obviously tracked (no mics???), but that’s pure, unadulterated Jim Glilette up front… and yeah, dude backs up that glass-shattering shtick, wouldn’t ya say? Sadly Michael Angelo isn’t rockin’ his double-neck (or, gasp! — quad-neck) in this one, but we’re sure it’s backstage somewhere. No matter, as he makes up for it with some ridiculously over-the-top shred and his so-stupid-it’s-awesome “over under” technique which is about as useful as a breakdown in a Bury Your Dead song. And possibly most hysterically of all… no one is there to see them.
One more vid of awesomeness/hilarity after the jump…