Skid Row were unleashed on the world when their self-titled debut album hit shelves in January 1989. Produced by Michael Wagener (Dokken, Great White, White Lion), Skid Row would remain in the Billboard album chart's Top 10 for three months and would eventually be certified five times platinum. Lead single "Youth Gone Wild" was followed by the Top 10 hits "18 and Life" and "I Remember You." Shortly after the album was released, the band began touring the world, first with Bon Jovi on its New Jersey Syndicate Tour, and later with Aerosmith during the band's tour for the album Pump. The extensive touring, coupled with heavy rotation of Skid Row's music videos on MTV, helped fuel the album's enormous popularity. Colored 180g vinyl LP reissue from Friday Music, mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, CA and pressed at Furnace.
Slave To The Grind (Orange & Black Marble) - Skid Row - Slave to the Grind is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Skid Row, originally released June 1991, by Atlantic Records. The album displayed a harsher sound than it's predecessor and lyrics that avoided hard rock cliches. Slave to the Grind is the first heavy metal album to chart at number one on the Billboard 200 in the Nielsen SoundScan era. The album was certified 2× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1998 for shipping two million copies in the United States.
Skid Row are out to reclaim their turf as kings of hard rock and proclaim, The Gang's All Here! It's an oath to joy triumphant, bursting with euphoric energy that makes us hunger for more. It is the logical next-generation leap of the band's trademark sound which stomps out new ground with singer Erik Grönwall (formerly of H.E.A.T, one of the best frontmen of this or any hard rock era) joining the family. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz, long-time fan and much in-demand producer (Foo Fighters, Rush, Alice In Chains, Halestorm, Evanescence), Skid Row are ablaze once again! They are re-energized, picking up exactly where they left us wanting more, kicking their sound way up to modern hard rock royalty.