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Release date: 1989
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock

Rating:

8.5 | 275 votes

Owners:

359 have it
17 want it


01. Big Guns
02. Sweet Little Sister
03. Can't Stand The Heartache
04. Piece Of Me
05. 18 And Life
06. Rattlesnake Shake
07. Youth Gone Wild
08. Here I Am
09. Makin' A Mess
10. I Remember You
11. Midnight Tornado

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Lyrics (11)


Additional info
Recorded at Royal Recorders, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC.
A&R: Jason Flom & Dorothy Sicignano.
Set design: Danny Sanchez.

Staff review by
Pierre Tombale

Rating:
9.0
In the latest of the 80's Skid Row released their same titled debut album. A kind of typical american hard rock, but rather the street poet side of it. This must be one of the best records of that time and genre.

Equally strong fast rocking songs and moody ballads stand under the flag of talented musicians, nice rock 'n roll riffs and melodies, all in all outstanding work that doesn't get boring (almost). The genre must have already seemed blasé when 'Skid Row' was released with bands like Tesla, Dokken, Alcatrazz, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, Twisted Sister etc. being on the scene for long, but this piece of music accompanied by the remarkable voice of Sebastian Bach gave a boost into the whole thing again. This can be confirmed by the 5 million copies sold that rewarded the efforts put into this album.

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published 29.06.2004 | Comments (7)

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SATANSCHAMBER666 - 12.04.2010 at 07:43  
Rating: 10 Awesome album one of my Favorites for sure
Bad English - 20.08.2012 at 02:08  
Rating: 6 Im in melacholick needs for SR, so I went beck in time
Its killer album, maybe not like it was for em when I get it heheh was at Ricki age maybe younger, but still good HM and ballad mixturere, interesting and also werry powerfull ending somg, way to powerful for this band
deadone - 16.01.2014 at 02:06  
Rating: 7 Well it is essentially a Glam Metal album.

Slave To The Grind upped the ante and quality considerably.
Angelic Storm - 16.01.2014 at 02:28  
Rating: 8
Written by deadone on 16.01.2014 at 02:06

Well it is essentially a Glam Metal album.

Slave To The Grind upped the ante and quality considerably.


This is one of those rare albums though, which can legitimately be called "glam metal". Most glam bands who were labelled as metal definitely didn't play it. Whilst it's successor was a heavier album, this one certainly contains metal within it.
Boxcar Willy - 16.01.2014 at 02:30  
  Listened to this the other day while doing the dishes. Fun album, 18 to Life is such a fun song.
Fritillaria - 16.01.2014 at 10:49  
Rating: 8 I don't know really how people relate this album to glam metal, it sounds very obviously just hard rock and heavy metal, even a recent fan of metal can easily distinguish it I think.
BTW, the whole album sounds so cool, rarely I hear something close to these two first albums of Skid Row by new bands with the same style.
Ace Frawley - 16.01.2014 at 23:14  
Rating: 7
Written by Fritillaria on 16.01.2014 at 10:49

I don't know really how people relate this album to glam metal, it sounds very obviously just hard rock and heavy metal, even a recent fan of metal can easily distinguish it I think.
BTW, the whole album sounds so cool, rarely I hear something close to these two first albums of Skid Row by new bands with the same style.


I agree - it was probably just their glam, pretty-boy look. The second album (from memory - haven't listened to it for at least 20 years) was quite heavy. Might have to dig it out and have a listen again and reminisce about my younger days when life was so much more innocent.
Angelic Storm - 17.01.2014 at 03:25  
Rating: 8
Written by Fritillaria on 16.01.2014 at 10:49

I don't know really how people relate this album to glam metal, it sounds very obviously just hard rock and heavy metal, even a recent fan of metal can easily distinguish it I think.
BTW, the whole album sounds so cool, rarely I hear something close to these two first albums of Skid Row by new bands with the same style.


Because the term "glam" refers entirely to a band's image, rather than the music they play. If Poison for example, looked like Iron Maiden, but played the exactly same Poison music, they would not be reffered to as glam. As Ace said, Skid Row had the "glam" tag, because of how they looked. That's why it's glam rock, or glam metal. The glam refers to the image, and the rock (or metal) part refers to the music. Glam is not a musical style, it's an image. Poison and other such bands would be simply pop-rock, or cock rock, if they didn't have the glam look.
deadone - 17.01.2014 at 03:28  
Rating: 7 Samev with Guns N Roses who were really just a hard rock band. But due to image they were part of the glam scene.

Still better than grunge which seems mainly geographically defined (Seattle). Any band in that area got tagged with Grunge title regardless of their sound (e.g. Soundgarden).
Angelic Storm - 17.01.2014 at 03:33  
Rating: 8
Written by deadone on 17.01.2014 at 03:28

Samev with Guns N Roses who were really just a hard rock band. But due to image they were part of the glam scene.

Still better than grunge which seems mainly geographically defined (Seattle). Any band in that area got tagged with Grunge title regardless of their sound (e.g. Soundgarden).


Absolutely correct, and I was going to mention Guns n' Roses too. They did not play the same style of music as Poison, but because they had a glam look in their early days, they were lumped in as part of the glam scene.

Spot on about grunge too. I think that was why Stone Temple Pilots were called grunge "copycats". It was simply because they weren't from Seattle. A lot of the grunge bands did not sound like each other, so I always saw it as an inappropriate label for a musical style.
deadone - 17.01.2014 at 03:37  
Rating: 7 Whatever the case, both the Glam and Grunge eras came up with some killer music.
Nick K. - 22.02.2014 at 17:58  
  Good album, better than i remember. Lots of fun tracks to sing along.

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