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Skid Row

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 Jan 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner
  • ASIN: B000002INR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,033 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Big Guns 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sweet Little Sister 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Can't Stand The Heartache 3:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Piece Of Me 2:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. 18 And Life 3:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Rattlesnake Shake 3:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Youth Gone Wild 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Here I Am 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Makin' A Mess 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Remember You 5:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Midnight/Tornado 4:180.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Kick your own ass if you don't own this CLASSIC 80's hard rock album. Skid Row's best.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cocky Little Buggers 20 Oct 2002
Format:Audio CD
Sebastian Bach wasn't a shy bloke (I don't think it was his real name!). But for a short time he and his band struck a chord on both sides of the Atlantic, especially over in the US of A.
When they released this debut LP, a mini GNR-type explosion of hype erupted and easily impressed teens like me took notice. Seb was a pretty dude but a cool one as well. The chicks loved him & the guys wanted to be him. I was jealous.
When Skid Row released this LP, the hype was in overdrive & it became a bit of a rock monster. For some reason I truly believed that I was a Youth Gone Wild (despite my bank job & tidy long hair), and Ricky (from 18 And Life) became my hero. These 2 songs are now genuine rock classics.
Skid Row became overnight heroes and, until grunge spoiled it for everyone, they ruled the (rock) world.
Enjoy this LP before the sands of time make it impossible to find at even the most obscure of 2nd hand stores.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Come up on stage and get a piece of this!! 24 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
One of the best debut metal albums EVER! The guitar licks smoulder and Seb Bach's throaty screams just drip with passion and power,the songs are tight roaring anthems about teenage life on the streets.The anthemic 18&Life is for me,what got me into the band:a passion soaked metal ballad that you need to sweat to!!
The punky edge of Piece of Me,Big Guns,and Youth Gone Wild resonate attitude that can't be faulted or ignored.Dave "the Snake" Sabo should be up there with Slash and Ritchie Blackmore as a genius guitarist,his solid riffs and crystal clear solos get under your skin and stay there!!Memories of hot summers in the 80's,as a teen myself,living the wild life,with Seb and Nikki Sixx(Motley Crue)as my icons!!
A shame they only made two brilliant albums before Subhuman Race and the acrimonious split.Still in the words of the album's ballad I Remember You,Skid Row..always will.Please please reform.metal isnt like this anymore,and characters like Sebastian Bach are much missed.Go buy two copies,you will wear one out eventually!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a masterpiece,yes a masterpiece 1 Mar 2006
By sean paul mccann VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
i remember hearing this for the first time,i was 11 years old,it had just been released,i was into guns n roses and motley crue,this was an album my cousin lent me,when i heard the opener 'big guns',i knew i was in love with this,there is not and i repeat there is not a bad song on here,classics such as '18 and life' and 'youth gone wild' are on here,this album is pretty much 17 years old and it still sounds timely and vutal and superb,skid row had the attitude of guns n roses and the riffs to match,this is a sensational debut,its a snazzy album,did i just use the word snazzy there?,its filled with cheeky innuendos that i didnt understand as a boy,i guess thats why my parents looked on in shock as i recited the lyrics around the house,anyway,get this,you will never ever regret it,hail skid row,i love you and always will
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great album, awesome band 19 July 2006
By chan
Format:Audio CD
It's interesting reading all of the comparisons between the big bands, and particularly the comparisons with Roses. I was lucky enough to be at Wembley in '92 when Skid Row were supporting Roses. It should've been the other way round, Skid Row were awesome, kicked Roses ass. And I was there to see Roses. This album is the very best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still Great After All This Time ! 19 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD
Must say this band and album still sound as good now as when i first heard it on a tape walkman ! This is a must buy for any fan and one of the better debut albums from a time when there were a number of "throw away" rock bands - This stands out as superiour
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still blows me away after all these years! 18 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
I was first given this album to listen to by a friend of mine when I was about 10 or 11. It blew me away then and it still blows me away every time I hear it! Sebastian Bach's vocals are absolutely amazing and the crunching guitar riffs rock like a hurricaine!

How Heavy Metal should sound!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Only Californian Metal Kings!! 20 Feb 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The initial reason for which I was drawn to this album is mainly because of my various other musical preferences such as "Poison", "Kiss", and "Slayer". By complete chance I heard "18 and life" on a MTV2 show and of course I was now inclined to buy this album.
At first I was wary that it was going to just be another metal band spawned from California in the 80's but this turned out to be the biggest misconception I have ever made in my 14 years of being. After hearing the album "Slave to the Grind" in all it's thrash metal glory, I thought I was onto something good with Skid Row's debut album. But, again i was wrong. I was not onto something good, but something absolutely phenomenal. Especially for a debut!!!
With the whole album barely reaching 40 minutes in length, some may say this is a fault. No. In this case it is most definitely short and sweet. Pure masterclass from start to finish with Sebastian Bach and the gang.
The album kicks off with the two anthemic songs "Big Guns" and "Sweet Little Sister" and continues with the perfectly crafted "Can't Stand The Heartache" (by no means a ballad!!) and "Piece of Me". Following on from this we have "18 And Life". Not only the best song on the album, but possibly one of the most prodigious metal songs ever. Beginning with a soft acoustic intro, it follows onto a complex and purely excellent song. You really do have to hear it to fully appreciate the complete brilliance of it. From here we rock on to "Rattlesnake Shake". A good song.(Of course!) "Youth Gone Wild" is next on the bill with it's compelling and catchy riff, which brings vague reminiscences of Motley Crue's "Too Young To Fall In Love". The next two tracks: "Here I am" and "Makin' A Mess" string the album album together very nicely.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the past
If you're into 80's big hair Rock you can't go wrong. So much better than any Bon Jovi album.
You know you want to have a copy, LOL.
Published 4 months ago by oxon dude
4.0 out of 5 stars The real thing...
One of my favourite bands and albums. Original band and their very first songs it feels like going back in time the way I knew them. Fantastic!!
Published 4 months ago by Cova
5.0 out of 5 stars The snotty, brash face of hair metal.
80s hair metal is kinda my forte really, but I really only got into it at the end of the decade around 87/88, so when Skid Row came along I was still taking baby steps with regards... Read more
Published 5 months ago by C. C. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Great fun, great energy, great talent, perfect track sequencing -i guess there isn't the money in it that there used to be but why can't anybody make this kind of listenable... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Leo Kemsley
5.0 out of 5 stars Legends
I LOVE Skid Row and I already have this album on vinyl but I don't have a record player at the moment. This has some iconic tunes on here. Youth Gone Wild!
Published 10 months ago by Sabrina William-Sooriah
5.0 out of 5 stars Loving it!
When my 15 year old niece was asking to borrow my skid row CD you know they have had a semi-decent musical upbringing! Glad a new generation will get to enjoy it all over again! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Lynda Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars back to my youth
i bought this as i used to have a tape years ago and loved it. when i saw this i just had to get it and it brought me straight back to my teens. Read more
Published 16 months ago by pete19
4.0 out of 5 stars Great debut
I'm not follow today of glam metal bands, but i know the oldest and Skid is one of the best.
The album is great, i love it, sounds great, Sebastian's voice is... Read more
Published on 15 Jun 2012 by Yaniv Riahi
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but not as good as I remember
When I was a teenager I loved this album. I'd never heard of Skid Row until a girlfriend played me a few of their songs, and soon after I went and bought their début album... Read more
Published on 24 April 2012 by LRJ Burne
5.0 out of 5 stars if you like Guns and roses you will like this
Skid Row were sort of the less advertised version of GNR, they didnt get as much promotion which is a shame because they are just as good, just like GNRs first album this is full... Read more
Published on 14 July 2011 by Mr. C. J. R. Beale
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