XERO: Oh Baby! 7″ Limited Edition (mint condition visual inspection) + Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden on vocals. NWOBHM
XERO featuring BRUCE DICKINSON Oh Baby (Rare 1983 UK limited edition 3-track vinyl 7″ single featuring Bruce on guest vocals on the ‘Lone Wolf’, housed in a picture sleeve XERO1).
guest Bruce Dickinson sings on “Lone Wolf” because he was a close friend of the guitarist
The song called “Lone Wolf” with-Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden, Samson, Speed) on vocals is not a Xero song. It’s actually a song recorded by an old band featuring Bruce called The Shots. Xero’s manager went behind the backs of the band members and put it on their single. He also cut off a guitar solo from the song “Oh Baby” to make it more poppy. The single did make it to charts (ranking 30th), but Rod Smallwood (Iron Maiden co-manager) made them withdraw the single from the market.
Label: Brickyard Records – XERO 1
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition (mint condition visual inspection)
Genre: Heavy Metal, NWOBHM
A1 Oh Baby
B1 Hold On
B2 Lone Wolf
Vocals – Bruce Dickinson
This version has three tracks. Vocals on the extra track “Lone Wolf” by Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. Side 2 plays at 33 ⅓ RPM.
“XERO turn in some decent hard rock that has just as much to do with the blues, particularly in the vocal department, as it does NWOBHM. The song “Hold On” especially has a great bass line and a catchy chorus that would make it not out of place on AOR radio”