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Slave To The Grind [Explicit Lyrics]

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 (10 Jun 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: ATLANTIC
  • ASIN: B000002IQW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,872 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Monkey Business
2. Slave To The Grind
3. The Threat
4. Quicksand Jesus
5. Psycho Love
6. Get The Fuck Out
7. Livin' On A Chain Gang
8. Creepshow
9. In A Darkened Room
10. Riot Act
11. Mudkicker
12. Wasted Time

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another masterpiece from skid row 1 Mar 2006
By sean paul mccann VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
1992,a year after metallicas black metal and the grunge revolution was killing metal and heavy rock,i had listened to skid rows debut at least 200 times before this was released and when my parents got it for me i threw it in the tapedeck,yes tapedeck folks,no cd players at this time, and i waited and the opener' monkey business 'blew me away,it seemed heavier and angrier than anything on the self titled debut,i was going mad and screaming,thats how excited i was but nothing prepared me for the next song,that song was the self titled song 'slave to the grind',it just tore me to shreds,it was so heavy and thrasy and so different to the skid row sound,it was just so chaotic,i ran to tell my sister,she didnt care,i knew no other metallers so i was left alone to know that i just heard one of the best songs ever,the entire album doesnt remain in the same heavy tone but it is a classic,i remember dad shouting at me for listening to the song 'get the fxxk out' and i knew i had a special album here,mindblowing,life altering brilliance,we all have albums of our youth ,this is one of mine and i still love it today
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars unbelievable!! 11 Oct 2004
Format:Audio CD
Skid Row's second album has a lot to live up to in order to match the bands debut effort, however this album almost suceeds in doing it. This album is heavier then 'skid row' but it still manages to be quite melodic at the same time (possibly one of the reasons why it is so good).
The album is a mixture of haevy rock and some increbible power ballads. Singer Sebastian Bach has the best voice in the whole of rock and this is well demonstrated on this album, in reality even though bassist and guitarist Rachel Bolan and Scotti Hill write most of the lyrics, it is Bach who really brings the songs alive. His ability to make the hair on the 'bach' (sorry could'nt resist) of your neck rise on certain songs is something which is very difficult to find. You can see how Bach made the band what it was through listening to the album 'thickskin' (after he had left the band), the great lyrics are there but the band is just a shadow of it's former self.
The album itself is let down by a couple of poor tracks:-
Get the f**k out: is quite imature and doesn't really fit in with other songs on the album.
Physco love:- Don't really know what it is about this song but i just don't like it. It is quite a good song but is nothing compared to what the band can do. (Sounds more suited on thier third album 'subhuman race')
Apart from these the rest of the tracks are awesome. Slave to the grind, in a darkend room,livin on a chain gang and the threat are the best tracks. The part in 'The Threat' where the music stops and Seb screams 'to make me smile pretty for the wrecking ball' is unreal (listen to it you'll know what i mean.
Overall this album is unmissable for anyone who likes thier first album or 80's metal in general. It is also good for those who just like hard rock. Skid row were an incredibly underated band and were one of the best bands from the era (behind guns and roses and possibly Motley Crue).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Skid Row's "Slave to the Grind" is SKID ROW at their best! On this album the band was clearly working together as a unit, and the styles of the various songs are diverse as the personalities that formed this incredible band. Sebastian Bach once again used his impressive voice to deliver the goods. Overall, the sound on this album is more aggressive than SKID ROW'S first effort. At times the lyrics seemed to focus more on negativity than rebellion. Still, overall, the album deserves a place in every collection. I know it will always be high on the "play list" in my own collection. Any fan of Sebastian Bach's vocals will especially appreciate this album since now they can listen to his first solo effort "Bring 'Em Bach Alive" and hear him sing six of the songs from this album again, live, and better than ever. If you're a fan of bands of this end of the genre, you may be pleasantly surprised to find many of them have 1999-2000 releases. Check out your favorites! "Don't wait for a better day. Or you won't get there at all."-Kane Roberts-(Used with his kind permission)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "slave to the grind",gets you up and going. 24 Mar 2001
Format:Audio CD
Skid row hit all the right buttons on this cd,if your down in the dumps now,i defy you to be after listening to this,its full of energy,raunchy rock and all the things that make you forget your troubles,get this,u gotta life again.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best album... 30 Jun 2002
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How do i write a review for an album that i still scream along to now...10 years on.. in my car!? Its worth the entrance fee just to experience the powerful opening track with a gorjuss intro (stop me if i get over the top) that is "Monkey Business". The groove that is laid down is so infectious and you just get compelled to sing along. The next two songs fly by with some great riffs and outstanding vocals ("Slave to the Grind", "The Threat") and then we come to what i consider to be the best song the Skids have done. "Quicksand Jesus" is what some call a power ballad but the power of the transition from acoustic to electric is so powerful and coupled with Sebastian Bachs' unreal vocal performance and the usual thought provoking lyrics(very evident on the entire album)it creates a memorable song. The album continues on with the good "Psycho Love" and the crazy "Get the F*ck Out" only to be followed by a very groove laiden- "Living on a Chain Gang"..impressive twin guitar solo here. "In a Darkened Room" follows "Creepshow" and is another ballady track with a great guitar melody(repeated by Bach in the song) and more strong vocals. A more pacy "Riot Act" provides some head banging relief before a crunchy "Mudkicker follows it. The album finishes with a tale of grief on "Wasted Time" and rounds off a rollercoaster of an album that i recommend to any self respecting metalhead who appreciates someone who can really sing and prefers songs with melody and deep lyrics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 11 days ago by Bernadette Denise Muldoon
5.0 out of 5 stars Slave To The Grind!!!
I was about 5 when this came out and heard tracks on the radio for all this time. Finally bought it and what an album it is!
Published 1 month ago by Mr Bumbandstink
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab
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 13 months ago by Lynda Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Skid Row album
I had Skid Row's self entitled 1989 debut album for a while and decided to buy the second one: 'Slave To The Grind', released two years later. Read more
Published 16 months ago by ReviewBlog51
3.0 out of 5 stars Raw, wild
It is very raw, it is nasty, it is wilder and less melodic than the first eponymous album. For those who seek a more gentle side to the band, there are of course the rock ballads. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jiri
4.0 out of 5 stars Great blast from the past
Just as good as I remember from my school days! Awesome blast from the past and classic metal rock music with feeling and crunching guitars. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Butch
5.0 out of 5 stars Skid Row Slave to the Grind
Excellent service and Product. A real bargain. Great C.D with some real thought provoking lyrics. There should have been more from this band than this and the previous excellent... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars slave slave slave
while there are some tracks on the album that stand out better than others,
it doesn't retract from the fact that this is one hell of an album. Read more
Published on 13 Sep 2011 by its quite deep actually!
5.0 out of 5 stars one of best
Legend,cool band,well,have nothing much to say,its skid row,if u like guns n roses,AC/DC this is one of liking too!!
Published on 18 Nov 2009 by Sarmite Kraukle
5.0 out of 5 stars ignored classic
I totally support all reviews on this CD: this remains one of my all time favourite hard rock records, and I am 41 and have been raised with that music and all the big names. Read more
Published on 11 Nov 2008 by Ramses
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