Skid Row

Skid Row

40 Seasons: The Best of Skid Row

Atlantic

OK, I was big Skid Row fan, at least for the first two albums. They had more balls to their rock anthems, wrote better ballads, and Sebastian Bach’s voice cannot be denied. As the music tide was changing, so did the fans of this once great band. You know what I’m talking about… grunge/alternative. Hey, it happens, fans move on, they always will. That’s why I love “best of” albums, they capture the moment in time when a band’s song spoke to you. There’s “Youth Gone Wild,” “18 and Life,” “Monkey Business,” “Slave to the Grind”… all great tunes. Besides those, there are a couple of interesting demo outtakes and live cuts. Uncompromising rock to roll the ages.

Atlantic Records, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014; http://www.atlantic-records.com

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