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Skid Row

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:50 pm
by Chris
Skid Row – July 19 at 7pm

Setlist – March 31 in Sayreville, NJ
Big Guns
Piece of Me
New Generation
In a Darkened Room
Riot Act
Monkey Business
Psycho Therapy (Ramones cover)
I Remember You
Thick is the Skin
Beat Yourself Blind
Quicksand Jesus
Slave to the Grind
18 & Life
Youth Gone Wild

I Remember You -
18 and Life -
Youth Gone Wild -
Quicksand Jesus -
Piece of Me -
Monkey Business -
18 and Life - Live 2011 -
Youth Gone Wild – Live 2011 -

My Take:
I have been a Skid Row fan from the beginning. I don’t know how many times I played their first album (actually tape!) back in high school. I was lucky enough to see them open for Bon Jovi in 1989 when Bon Jovi was one of the biggest bands in the world. Skid Row blew them off the stage and I never looked at Bon Jovi the same again. I had tickets to see Skid Row open for Gun n Roses a couple years later, but Axl Rose famously caused a riot in St. Louis a couple nights before and caused that tour to be cancelled. I even owned their VHS live release from 1990 Oh Say Can You Scream, that actually showed Sebastian Bach throwing a bottle into the crowd in what is known as “The Bottle Incident.” He actually hit an innocent girl instead of the person who threw it onstage. I have seen Bach several different times (including at Jam 17) since then and finally got to see the current version of Skid Row a couple years ago at Summer Jam in Des Moines. I completely expected to be underwhelmed with their performance but I was wrong. They were easily the band of the day on a bill that included LA Guns, Winger, Dokken, Sweet, and Night Ranger. Jonny Solinger is a great front man who appreciates his fans and the fact he gets to bring songs people love to the stage. I think they will be a jam surprise for many people.

Did You Know?
Bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Dave “The Snake” Sabo formed the band in 1986.
Bolan, Sabo, and guitarist Scotti Hill have been with the band from the beginning.
Sabo’s friendship with Jon Bon Jovi led to their signing with Atlantic Records.
Their debut album Skid Row went 5X platinum.
They opened for Bon Jovi on their tour for the album New Jersey.
The band won an AMA for New Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist in 1990.
Their 2nd album, Slave to the Grind, opened at #1 and went double platinum.
The band opened for Guns N’ Roses in 1991.
Jonny Solinger took over vocals in 1999.
After Solinger joined, they opened for Kiss for their Farewell Tour.
The current lineup has released two albums.
In 2003, they released Thickskin and in 2006 Revolutions per Minute.
In 2011, the band played on the KISS Kruise.