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Skid Row

Skid Row was formed in New Jersey in 1986 by bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Dave "the Snake" Sabo. The pair addedguitarist ScottiHill, drummer Rob Affuso, and vocalist Sebastian Bach to the lineup by early 1987. The band began playingshows in clubs throughouteastern United States.With the assistance of friend Jon Bon Jovi, Sabo secured a record deal forSkid Row with Mercury. In 1989, the band released their firstalbum, Skid Row, which was an instant success. The recordwent multi-platinum and produced the hit singles "18 and Life", "IRemember You", and "Youth Gone Wild..

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Skid Row was formed in New Jersey in 1986 by bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Dave "the Snake" Sabo. The pair addedguitarist ScottiHill, drummer Rob Affuso, and vocalist Sebastian Bach to the lineup by early 1987. The band began playingshows in clubs throughouteastern United States.With the assistance of friend Jon Bon Jovi, Sabo secured a record deal forSkid Row with Mercury. In 1989, the band released their firstalbum, Skid Row, which was an instant success. The recordwent multi-platinum and produced the hit singles "18 and Life", "IRemember You", and "Youth Gone Wild..

Ironically, Bach's flamboyance and wild behavior, which played a critical role in helping to give the band its profile, also led toits ultimatedownfall. The band is best known for the antics of Bach (motto: "If you think, you stink"), who tended to have"incidents" brought on by hisloud, in-your-face attitude.

In what is referred to as "The Bottle Incident" by fans of the band, Bach was arrested and tried on charges of assault andbattery for jumpinginto the crowd at a concert in Springfield, Massachusetts where Skid Row was opening for Aerosmith onDecember 27, 1989. Bach claimedhe had been hit with the bottle, thrown onstage from the crowd, which is why he pursuedthe person he saw throw it. After the fight, Bachreturned to the stage to finish the show, antagonizing the crowd all thewhile. The incident was captured on video and can be seen on a tourvideo released by Skid Row called Oh Say Can YouScream? in 1990.

Shortly thereafter, Bach wore a t-shirt proclaiming the anti-gay slogan "AIDS Kills Fags Dead" in a magazine photo shoot. Hefirst jokedabout it on MTV, then later apologized.Skid Row's sophomore effort, Slave to the Grind (1991), was the firstmetal album to debut at Number 1 in the American charts,despite the bad publicity generated by Bach. The album quicklydisappeared from the charts, however, and the band's following album]Subhuman Race (1995) performed poorly.

Eventually, Bach's brashness grew to be too much for his bandmates, and the remaining members went on to play briefly in aband calledOzone Monday.

Skid Row reformed in the late 1990s with new vocalist Johnny Solinger, formerly of Solinger, and new drummer Phil Varone,formerly ofSaigon Kick. Original drummer Rob Affuso had other commitments that prevented him from staying in the band atthe time, but he remainsfriends with Bolan, Sabo and Hill. After reforming, they opened for KISS on their farewell tour, andhave also played with other 1980s metalbands such as Poison. However, they have been on tour every summer. In 2002 theywere part of the Rock Never Stops Tour.

Skid Row finally released their fourth album Thickskin in 2003 which is their first album to feature Solinger (as Bach'sreplacement)and Varone (as Affuso's replacement). It marks their first album with original material since 1995's SubhumanRace. After the releaseof the album Varone left the band and has been replaced by current drummer Dave Gara. Their nextalbum, Revolutions Per Minutefollowed in 2006 and was produced by Michael Wagener, who produced two of theircritically acclaimed albums Skid Row and Slave tothe Grind. « hide

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LPs
Revolutions Per Minute
2006

1.9
45 Votes
Thickskin
2003

2.4
46 Votes
Subhuman Race
1995

3.3
114 Votes
Slave to the Grind
1991

4.1
306 Votes
Skid Row
1989

3.8
330 Votes
EPs
Rise of the Damnation Army: United World Rebellion
2014

2.5
4 Votes
United World Rebellion: Chapter One
04/16/2013

2.3
5 Votes
B-Side Ourselves
1992

3.3
35 Votes
Live Albums
Subhuman Beings On Tour
1996

3
8 Votes
Compilations
40 Seasons
1998

3.9
40 Votes

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