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Skid Row

Skid Row Audio CD
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1. Big Guns
2. Sweet Little Sister
3. Can't Stand The Heartache
4. Pieces Of Me
5. 18 And Life
6. Rattlesnake Shake
7. Youth Gone Wild
8. Here I Am
9. Makin' A Mess
10. I Remember You
11. Midnight/Tornado

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Skid Row distinguished themselves from the legions of pop-metal bands of the late '80s and early '90s chiefly by their attitude, which was closer to Guns N' Roses than to Bon Jovi. They're also distinctive these days, mainly because they're still around. Though their debut is the most radio-friendly and least musically mature of their albums, it does have some excellent songs on it, including the slow but edgy "18 and Life" and the anthem (every metal album must have one) "Youth Gone Wild". Musical talent and vocalist Sebastian Bach's over-the-top delivery made this band stand out from the crowd, although these days the material on this album does sound dated. -- Genevieve Williams

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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent debut album June 8 2004
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Skid Row (1989.) Skid Row's debut album.
In the eighties, there were a number of excellent hard rock and heavy metal bands that emerged in the United States, but sadly, only a few of them got the proper recognition. Although Skid Row was, indeed, an excellent band, they never really got the proper recognition they deserved, because they arrived on the scene so late in the eighties metal movement. Still, the band achieved moderate popularity, and their most popular album remains their 1989 self-titled debut. How does this album measure up? Read on and find out.
Let me start this review my saying that, while they were an eighties metal band, they were NOT one of the many glam/hair bands that pretty much dominated the genre. These guys were much closer to, say, Guns 'N' Roses or Motley Crue. They were a HEAVY heavy metal band, plain and simple. Hard and heavy is the way metal was meant to be played, and these guys demonstrate that point a number of times on the album. The big hits here are the hard rock anthem Youth Gone Wild, and the semi-melodic rocker 18 And Life. These two tracks would become extremely popular, and why not? But, it doesn't just stop with the hits. There are a number of rockers exploring a plethora of styles, and every one does its job excellently. And, as with just about any eighties metal album, there are even a few power ballads. In the end, this is widely varied and excellent heavy metal album.
Currently in America (as of June 8, 2004) the only version of this album that is readily available is the original CD issue. It's good that the album is still readily available, but I think it could use a rerelease. The sound could use some remastering, and some bonus tracks and expanded liner notes would be cool. Let's hope such a reissue takes place, eventually.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Cuts by Kasey Ferguson March 17 2004
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I'm sure some of you out there are asking ...has Kasey lost his mind? ...a hair metal band with a classic cut?
But truth be told here people Skid Row's debut album represents everything that was good about eighties rock. From the bulletproof voice of lead vocalist Sebastian Bach to the lightning fast guitar solos of guitarists Dave "Snake" Sabo and Scotti Hill, Skid Row proved from the get go that they meant business.

Kicked off with the rowdy one two punch of "Big Guns" and "Sweet Little Sister" Skid Row's debut was easily one of the best and in my eyes most genuine albums of the eighties rock genre. Lead Vocalist Sebastian Bach could not only sing circles around just about anyone... he had the x factor in conviction because the material was lived in... which much music of the time lacked.You believed that Bach and the boys were the "Youth Gone Wild" because plain and simple they were. Even on power ballads "I Remember You" and the "guns don't kill people f**ked up teenagers kill people" anthem "18&Life" Skid Row had an authenticity that few could touch... with the exception of maybe Guns N Roses and Motley Crue.

Unfortunatly for Skid Row the band would only release one more album of original material with Sebastian Bach on lead vocals. It really is a shame because altough Skid Row had a good run... it could have been longer and we needed them more than ever in the late nineties. Now Sebastian is singing on broadway while Skid Row is continuing on with a new singer.Rumour had it that Sebastian was one of the singers considered for Velvet Revolver ....the band that contains three former member of Guns N Roses ....now that would have been a rock band.
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Even when I'm not in a hard rock mood, I can always listen to this album all the way through. Most of their 'Big Haired' peers might've only had one or two other good songs on their albums, besides the hits. That should tell ya something.
1) Big Guns -- Dirty lyric-filled, loud, slightly bluesy pop/metal anthem. A great opener.
2) Sweet Little Sister -- Fast paced, heavy, but also extremely catchy and somewhat poppy tune.
3) Can't Stand the Heartache -- Only a teeny bit less heavy, but more of an arena rock 'post love' anthem. Very underrated and another highlight of the album you won't hear on the radio.
4) Piece of Me -- One of the hits/videos. Probably the toughest, heaviest song on the album. An angry sounding, almost straight metal tune about fighting and partying. It's still singable though.
5) 18 & Life -- The most well-known tune. A melodic but still hard-edged pop/power ballad about a suicidal guy named Ricky. A slight departure from what most of the era's bands' power ballads sounded like.
6) Rattlesnake Shake -- Yet again, a tough, streetwise hard rocker about an, umm, prostitute. Reminds me of something Guns N' Roses would do.
7) Youth Gone Wild -- Another well known, shout-along rebellious (yet fun) anthem. Loud and heavy, yet slightly melodic.
8) Here I Am -- Not one of my favorites. A non-hit, rawer metal anthem.
9) Makin' A Mess -- A fast paced hard rocker, but it strays from the 'Get Chicks and Party' theme of the album. A first person account of, what sounds like, spouse abuse. Told in an anti- kind of way, but not a ballad at all.
10) I Remember You -- The other power ballad of the album. A somewhat accoustic tune in parts, almost reminding me of Mr Big's hit "To Be With You.
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4.0 out of 5 stars BANG YER HEAD
Adrenaline pumping head bangin hair metal. Of coarse 18 and life is a staple for us head bangers but this whole album is great from start to finnish
Published 14 months ago by Wayne the welder
4.0 out of 5 stars I Remember You Skid Row!
Skid Row was never one of my favorite bands but I always liked their music and particularly their 1989 self-titled debut album. Read more
Published on March 15 2010 by Tommy Sixx Morais
5.0 out of 5 stars The best album from Skid Row and a must-have for every fan!!
Besides Warrant's Cherry Pie, Motley Crue's Dr. Feelgood, Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I and II and Metallica's the Black Album, this was one of the best hair metal albums... Read more
Published on July 15 2006 by Vader
3.0 out of 5 stars Skid Row
I know why this album is the top glam metal album of the 80's, it rocks!! great debut album with a raw sound. Every song is worth listening to.. Read more
Published on April 1 2005 by The One
5.0 out of 5 stars By Far The Best Skid Row CD Ever.
This is one of the few ultimate head bangin' cds that i listenin' to on a day to day basis. Great Vocals, great guitars, just an all around great cd. Read more
Published on July 13 2004 by A. Bouchard
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of the Best Hair Metal Albums Ever
The first time that I heard Skid Row was when i was downloading music that I though my brother would hate onto his computer. Read more
Published on May 9 2004 by S. Koropeckyj
4.0 out of 5 stars I remember them.
I'm not sure why, but I always liked "Skid Row" a little more than the rest of the bunch. Maybe it's because they spent more time on rocking, and less time on makeup. Read more
Published on Dec 17 2003 by H3@+h
5.0 out of 5 stars Time heals the broken heart and that's just the way it goes!
Ahh...Skid Row - New Jersey's second favorite sons... However, unlike Bon Jovi, the 'Row were always more about the music that the girls. Read more
Published on Dec 4 2003 by kendall lopere
1.0 out of 5 stars Say what?
If you can say flash-in-the-pan more than once without stuttering, this music is not for you.
Published on Nov. 11 2003 by "dokken6008"
4.0 out of 5 stars Youth Captured on a Disc
If you're like me, you grew up in the late 80's/early 90's and wanted to be in a band like Skid Row, Whitesnake or Def Leppard. Read more
Published on Nov. 11 2003 by K. Fontenot
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