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Artist: Jim Gillette

Title: Proud To Be Loud

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Jim Gillette Proud To Be Loud Album Cover


Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1987

Label: RLS Records

Catalog Number: CD62032


Jim Gillette all vocals
Michael Angelo all guitars
T.J. Racer bass
Vinnie Saint James drums
Kevin Jachetta keyboards

Bonus tracks from 2003 reissue.


1.  When the Clock Strikes 12  
2.  Head On  
3.  Angel in White  
4.  Flash of Lightning  
5.  Proud To Be Loud  
6.  Never Say Never  
7.  Nitro instrumental  
8.  Red Hot Rocket Ride  
9.  Make Me Crazy  
10.  Show Down  
11.  Mirror-Mirror  
12.  Bitch on My Back bonus track - Nitro  
13.  Organ Donor bonus track - Organ Donor 2001  
14.  Out of Time bonus track - Doug Marks and Jim Gillette, 1995  
15.  Six Feet Deep bonus track - Organ Donor, 2001  
16.  Dr. Monster bonus track - Slut, 1986  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: tomcat Date: September 22, 2003 at 9:21
Jim gillette was only 19 when he recorded this album and this was the beginning of NITRO, the coolest band ever. I consider Jim gillette the best singer ever and on this album you'll find some really cool songs like 'angel in white','head on' and 'make me crazy'. Bummer that the tuff demos and the other slut songs where Jim Gillette sang on are not included on this disc.Anyhow, fans of old school (speed) metal like Vinnie Vincent Invasion, racer x,executioner, victim etc etc should have this one

From: Date: September 30, 2003 at 23:07
I always thought he sounded like one of the chipmunks with NITRO. I'll have to give this one another listen. I have the first NITRO CD and it always makes me laugh listening to it. Anyone else out there think he is sining WAY to high?

From: ron from st lou Date: December 19, 2003 at 17:27
I think jim/nitro is/was one hellacious band!!! at a time when EVERYONE was trying to play faster and sing higher ,these guys set it on its ass!!! i still have the orig metal method tapes from about 15 yrs ago, i dont have jims range, but he did give me the ambition to follow my dream. would love to hear more, old or new from these guys

From: Von Arse Date: January 15, 2004 at 21:44
The shredding guitars, pulverising bass and thunderous drums are nothing with out the vocal decimation of the one and only Jim Gillette. Out Fucking Rageous? You're damn right it is!! With Jim as my muse i can do no wrong. i travel this earth with only one aim in mind. To shatter all that can be shattered with my unmeasurable vocal range, as taught to me by Master Gillette. Mountains and Glaciers all crumble as i breath deep and let forth my ungodly wail. My enemies shatter into a gazillion unco

From: Mined Date: January 28, 2004 at 19:12
I love his voice.. i love it.. it makes me happy when i hear it :P

From: caesaremperor Date: April 8, 2004 at 18:34
Nitro is my favorite band ever....it´s so hard to find rare stuff from them....does anyone know how to get some live footage? Hope they reunite, it´d be great to hear another crazy record from the craziest band, and of course, the BEST vocalist ever.....Jim Gillette

From: Azza Date: May 7, 2004 at 19:43
Nitro have to be my fave band. You have Michael Angelo, my fave guitarist, and then you have Jim Gillette, my fave vocalist, His range is incredible!

From: Date: April 2, 2005 at 2:59
album is good micheal angelo plays good so no problem

From: FeusController Date: September 30, 2005 at 14:44
This one is absolute killer!!! "Angel In White" probably the best metal ballad ever written! 10/10

From: caritosmatanza Date: January 27, 2006 at 8:58
Hubo vida antes de Nitro. Imagínate a King diamond borracho como una cuba cantando versiones de Motley crue con un guitarra heviorro enamorado de ac/dc. PUes éso. Un buen disco, antecesor de Nitro, una de las bandas más divertidas de la historia ,que no decepcionará a ningún glamero de pro. Divertido, adolescente y con cojones. 8`5/10

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: December 11, 2008 at 19:52
Killer Album 75/100

From: Auslander Date: June 5, 2021 at 14:14
I really like the two over the top Nitro albums but this release just doesn't do it for me. It seems demo quality to my ears. One thing about going way overs in glam shenanigans, you really need good production to make it listenable. Sleazy bands can get away with modest production, but it doesn't work here. Still, I have this album and I am reluctant to part with it, even if I can only in good conscience grade it a C. As another poster said, Angel In White is the best track.

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