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Skid Row CD-ROM

4.5 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Feb. 14 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002INR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,124 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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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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Certified at 5 million units by the RIAA. (3/01)

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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Format: Audio CD
don't let my rating scare you off. skid row was a very good band. problem is, this album isn't. yes, i know, there are the absolutely essential 80s hits: the disarmingly simple but memorable "i remember you", the anthemic "18 & life", the testosterone fueled "youth gone wild", and the angry "piece of me," which is a good preview of things to come for the band. after those songs though, there isn't much to chew on. you'll be disappointed because the quality seriously drops off in comparison to four classics. lead singer sebastian bach's over-the-top singing is either great or annoying, depending on your taste, but over the course of a mediocre album it's usually the latter. you're much better off looking into "slave to the grind," and "subhuman race." of course, you'll probably want the better tracks from "skid row," but they are readily available on the greatest hits album, "40 seasons," which i strongly recommend if you're simply a passing fan. the fact that a best of exists pretty much makes their debut irrelevant except for the dedicated fan or collector. don't believe the hype.
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Format: Audio CD
"...lived 9-to-5 and worked his FINGERS TO THE BO-O-ONE!!!!"
That, right there, in the opening line from the great and disturbing song "18 and Life," sums up Skid Row perfectly: They could start out a song nice & slow, almost innocent, and then in a matter of a split second, whip it into a frenzy of magnificent bombastic heavy metal proportions. Plus, all the themes of youth gone wild are here, with all of the pain, heartache, and yes, even tragedy of growing up. Here's a band who looked good, played hard, and were not afraid to reflect the honest truth of the horrors of growing up as inner-city youth. They were also immensely talented, almost frightening in their power and virtuosity.
Of course, most standout is Sebastian Bach's incredible vocal range and larger-than-life persona. His multi-octave vocal screech isn't so much screaming as it is full-throttle singing on all cylinders. However, that isn't what is most appealing about his vocal talents. Many heavy metal singers have high-pitched screechy voices, but Sebastian infuses his high-octane vocals with a tremendous amount of emotion. I think that is what really makes him one of the greatest rock 'n' roll singers of all time.
This is a great album. From the famous anthem "Youth Gone Wild" to the most powerful power ballads "18 and Life" and "I Remember You" to the near-thrash "Piece of Me," Skid Row were a band that combined raw talent, heart, soul...and especially ..., like hardly other band did at the time. I remember Skid Row, fondly. :)
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By A Customer on Dec 22 2000
Format: Audio CD
Skid Row is the classic debut album by the boys from New Jersey. This is also one of the best and most popular metal albums of the 80's. The album is filled with stadium ready anthems, blistering guitars, a solid rhythm section, and a screaching charasmatic frontman. Big Guns opens the album. This song is exactly what you'd expect from an 80's metal band. There is a great guitar part and a catchy chorus. The next song Sweet Little Sister isn't a big stretch from anyother song on the album. It stays true to the same pop metal style, there is also a great sing along part. Can't Stand the Heartache is the weakest song on the album. The next songs were both hits for the Skids. The anthem Piece of Me and the mid tempo rocker 18 and Life. Both songs are current live favorites. Rattlesnake Shake sounds like an outtake from Appetite for Destruction by Guns n Roses. The next song is their most well know song, and also has become an anthem for the late 80's generation, Youth Gone Wild. Everything about that song screams rebellion. It also has one of the greatest and most memorable guitar riffs of all time. The musicianship on this track is also superb. Seabstian Bach's voice is amazing, Rachel Bolan's pummeling bass underlines the song, Rob Affuso's drums are solid as usual, and the guitar team of Scotti Hill and Dave "Snake" Sabo is fantastic, especially during the two part solo. Here I Am and Makin' A Mess are both up tempo pop rockers. Bothe songs are fantastic. The next song I Remember You is another one of Skid Row's most popular songs. Sebastian proves that he's got one of the best sets of pipes in the business on this track. His voice is amazing. The last song Midnight/Tornado is one of if not the best song on this album. It is an up tempo rocker like most of the album with a great hook and a catchy sing along chorus. This is one of those must own classic albums, I reccommend this to anyone, especially fans of pop metal.
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Format: Audio CD
This album is a classic! It belongs in every serious collection of music. I sincerely believe you don't have to be into "metal" music to appreciate this album. Sebastian Bach's voice is incredible, and he brings the songs on this album to life. It is easy to see why SKID ROW stood out in the crowd of fledgling bands that emerged at that time. The songs don't sound "all the same" and there's absolutely no "filler" in this album. You can expect to enjoy every song. Any fan of Sebastian Bach's vocals will especially appreciate this album since now, ten years later, they can listen to his first solo effort and hear him sing five of the songs from this album again, live, and better than ever. Add this album to your collection. It will be one that you find yourself playing again and again. If you like SKID ROW and related bands then you may be pleasantly surprised to find that many of your favorite bands have released new material in 1999-early 2000. Need a memory jog? Click over to my home page on Amazon. I have most of the bands reviewed or at least mentioned. Are you ready to rock? :o)
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