SKID ROW – Slave to the Grind

Skid Row – Slave to the Grind [“Clean” version] (1991, Atlantic Records)

Track Listing:
1. “Monkey Business” … 4:17
2. “Slave to the Grind” … 3:31
3. “The Threat” … 3:47
4. “Quicksand Jesus” … 5:21
5. “Psycho Love” … 3:58
6. “Beggar’s Day” … 4:02
7. “Livin’ on a Chain Gang” … 3:56
8. “Creepshow” … 3:56
9. “In a Darkened Room” … 4:57
10. “Riot Act” … 2:40
11. “Mudkicker” … 3:50
12. “Wasted Time” … 5:46

Sebastian Bach – Vocals
Dave Sabo – Guitar
Scotti Hill – Guitar
Rachel Bolan – Bass
Rob Affuso – Drums

Produced by: Michael Wagener & Dave Sabo

An absolute classic that finds the band at their best and Sebastian Bach just nailing it on every song. Say what you will about the guy but he’s one of the best rock vocalists ever and the evidence is all over this record. I ended up with the “clean” version (another Columbia House purchase, I think), with “Beggar’s Day” replacing “Get the Fuck Out”. That’s a win though because “Beggar’s Day” is the better song. I still break this one out every now and then and crank it.

“Quicksand Jesus”, “In a Darkened Room” and “Wasted Time” are three of the best ballads the genre has to offer.

Highlights: “Monkey Business”, “Slave to the Grind”, “The Threat”, “Quicksand Jesus”, “Psycho Love”, “Beggar’s Day”, “In A Darkened Room”, “Riot Act”, “Wasted Time”


Posted on September 23, 2008, in Collection, Skid Row and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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