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Revolutions Per Minute [CD]

Skid Row Audio CD
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Skid Row were one of the very last hair metal bands to hit the mainstream before grunge took over in the early '90s. While the band's self-titled debut employed standard pop-metal riffs and generic lyrics (albeit to great commercial success), 1991's Slave to the Grind and 1995's Subhuman Race broke away from the pop-metal mold with uncharacteristically hard, thrashy guitars and ... Read more in Amazon's Skid Row Store

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  • Audio CD (23 Aug 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Steamhammer
  • ASIN: B000I8ON7K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,027 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Disease 3:320.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Another dick in the System 3:160.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Pulling my heart out from under me 3:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. When God can't wait 2:150.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Shut up Baby, I love You 3:160.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Strength 5:060.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. White trash 2:530.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. You lie 2:440.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Nothing 3:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Love is dead 3:380.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Let it ride 4:030.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. You lie (com fed mix) (Bonus Track) 2:430.89  Buy MP3 

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Better than you may have heard / feared! 29 Oct 2006
Format:Audio CD
When Skid Row parted ways with frontman and all-round larger than life big mouth Sebastian Bach back in 1996 most fans thought this was the last we'd seen of the band and that Bach himself would go on to even greater success.How wrong we were with the rangy, girly-haired singer having minor success in a broadway musical and on varying TV programmes while his former bandmates reformed in 1999 with a new frontman Johnny Solinger who does a pretty decent impression of his predecessor (but with slightly more manly hair!)

It's hard to remember that in 1992 Skid Row were absolutely massive, playing that years Donington "Monsters of Rock" beneath only the legendary Iron Maiden. However as with many bands that get back together for whatever reason( and surely this one can't be for the money!) the reality is of a once great band playing to ever diminishing returns. That said though "Revolutions per Minute", their second album since reforming, is not a total disaster with the opening trio of songs filled with the same crunchy guitars and punky edge that made them the only band of the "hair metal" generation worth listening to. "When God Can't Wait" has echoes of the Pogues or Rancid and even The Alarm cover is pretty good. On "Shut Up Baby I Love you" and "White Trash" especially, Solinger pulls off the sneery, bratty vocal style of his predecessor with aplomb. Only "You Lie" with its distincly country feel is a disaster and why they feel the need to add an almost identical version of it as a bonus track is baffling.

Generally speaking if you are expecting another "Slave to the Grind" or something like the band that blew Slayer off the Donington stage in 1996 you'll be disappointed but if you leave your preconceptions at the door you'll find and enjoyable, if slightly disposable album. The ball's in your court now Sebastian.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars without Bach Skid Row get better 15 Sep 2007
By spike
Format:Audio CD
This is the sound of a band enjoying themselves enough to come up with the goods that takes on a punk rock approach that hardly matches the albums they made with original lead singer Sebastian Bach.

Its a start to finish album as every track like Strength, You Lied, White Trash, are brimming with quality.

this album alone gets 5/5
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another mini revolution from Skid Row 30 Oct 2006
By Wolfe
Format:Audio CD
Skid Row have never been a predictable band. Having produced a big selling hair metal debut album, they seemed destined for greatness. At that point, however, they chose to go for a much heavier sound. And, good though second album Slave to the grind was, it was never going to repeat the chart success that they'd enjoyed with the early singles '18 and life' and 'I remember you'.

This is now their 5th studio album, and their second in the post-Bach era. The surprise they've sprung this time is to include an out and out country stomper (You Lie) and a punk/country flavoured song (When God can't wait) which could easily pass as a Pogues song. It won't be to everyone's tastes, but I've found the album very infectious. It is the sound of a band having fun, and trying to push their musical boundaries. The most striking thing I took from seeing this band live is the amount of passion that they have for their music and it's evident in the vitality that this album contains.

It's not all experimentation however. There's also plenty of loud riff-soaked songs to keep the hardcore metal fans happy (Disease, Another dick in the system, Strength, Let it ride). 'When God can't wait' is arguably the most leftfield song on the album - very reminiscent of The Pogues! - but my personal favourite is 'White Trash'. It's a riotous hook-laden song about the white trash lifestyle. Repeat after me: `I want to be white trash / and sit around on my fat ass / so many hours in the day / to p*ss my life away'.

Just two gripes. Firstly, was it really necessary to include the second version of the You Lie song? And, secondly, the absence of an out and out power ballad on the album. That's something that some fans may consider as a plus but, for me, there is no better proponent of that art than Skid Row.
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5.0 out of 5 stars faster 7 Mar 2014
By doom
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this has to be one of the best skid row albums ever it is very lively and a very good rock album in the vain of motley crue and guns n roses.reccomended
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not sure what to think 25 Oct 2006
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Let me say at the start that I don't hold the opinion that 'Bas IS Skid Row'. I'm more of the opinion that 'Rachal Bolan IS Skid Row' being that he's been the primary songwriter from the start, as well as a dominating guitar presence on the metal scene since the late 80's. I love Bas, but Johnny Solinger is a worthy successor and Bolan continues to write incredibly memorable songs with big riffs and metal sensibilities - as aptly demonstrated on 'Thickskin'- Skid Row's initial post-Bas offering.

Which is what makes it difficult to rate this album. It has the classic Bolan writing, Sollinger's vocals are solid, and the songs are memorable, but it's probably the least 'Skid Row' sounding album of the bands career. It doesn't compare by far to "Slave to the Grind" or "Thickskin." It's only comparable to "Subhuman Race" - Bas's final effort with the band - in that it has both the classic Skid Row sound, but several nasty suprises. The nasty suprises being two country/metal songs ('When God Can't Wait' and 'Lie') that would sound more at home on a Flogging Molly or Dropkick Murphy CD than on a Skid Row record. Further, the 'bonus track' is the 'corn-fed' mix of 'Lies' that for all intents and purposes sounds exactly the same as the original. Being the weakest song on the album - why make us listen to it twice?

I'm all in favor of bands growing and allowing their influences flow into their writing, but these two songs along with 'White Trash,' and 'Shut Up Baby I Love You' are so far off the beaten track, that it's hard to reconcile them with anything else in the Skid Row catalog. Sometimes this can be a good thing, but here it's just...odd. Additionally, the lyrics are a bit silly in places - reminding of Blink 182 or even Green Day - than the typical top notch lyrics Bolan and Snake have produced over the years. No doubt Sollinger will be blamed for this, but check the writing credits for each track - all Bolan and Snake (excepting the excellent Alarm cover 'Strength'). Since "Slave to the Grind," Skid Row lyrics have taken on pretty weighty issues and dealt with relationships in more mature prose than most any other metal band. This album seems to miss that angle in favor of flippancy and out of place profanity. Possibly to attract a younger fan base?

At first listen, this seems to be a transitional album. The guys are trying a few new things - which is not all bad. They retain their killer musicianship and production, as well as growing a bit sonically from the Thickskin album. If you like Skid Row, it's worth the price, but sadly, I'd say this is their weakest offering next to their hair-metalish self-titled debut. To the band I say - we want to hear you grow and change, but not radically, and not all at once. Skid Row's new line up is obviously a work in progress and I don't want to judge too harshly too soon. We'll see what the future brings.

Make sure to catch these guys on the road with King's X this fall and winter.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars another dick in the system 27 Sep 2009
By MRT - Published on Amazon.com
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don't believe the negative reviews, this is a good cd. not as good as thickskin. i can't give a "skid row" cd without bach 5 stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good 9 Jun 2009
By Miss C - Published on Amazon.com
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I have always loved this band, this is not my favorite of their albums but it is pretty good
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not that great for a SKIDROW CD. 9 Jan 2007
By Michael J. Lumbert - Published on Amazon.com
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Too be far, I've only listened to it twice, so maybe I'm not qualified to review this. But that's because it just doesn't interest me enough to give it another listen. Don't get me wrong, I loved SKID ROW back in the day, except for the Subhuman CD. Even "THICKSKIN" had some pretty cool tracks on it. I only heard a few potentials on this one, I know they've got better writing skills than this. WAY TOO much "punk" influence for me. And alot of the lyrics just seem to be too jokey. I don't know, it just doesn't "do it" for me.

In my opinion, if you were a popular 80's band and want to appeal to your fans,you need to do one of 2 things. Either come out with an album that has the sound that made you famous, or come out with an album that's heavier and just kicks your teeth in. Cause lets face it, if you didn't listen to SKIDROW in the 80's, you're not going to be interested in anything they do now. So why not put something out that you KNOW you're real fans will like at least.
4.0 out of 5 stars yea gave it 4 stars 22 Feb 2014
By paul w griffin - Published on Amazon.com
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i did get this a few weeks ago i can listen to this its pretty good so spend 5 bucks a get it
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