Skid Row is an American rock band from Toms River, New Jersey. Formed in the late 1980s, the band was very popular in the early 1990s (not to be confused with the Irish group of the same name, in the 1970s, consisting of Phil Lynott and Gary Moore). The band's name refers to a neighborhood in Los Angeles, home to the largest homeless community in the world.
The group is best known for its ex-singer, Canadian musician Sebastian Bach and his power ballads. Titles like 18 and Life, I Remember You (included in the fourth season of the Californication television series), "Monkey Business" or Youth Gone Wild , which propelled it to the top of the glory, are considered major. Sebastian Bach, singer and frontman of the group, has brought success to his group as much by his talent as his extravagances. Thus Skid Row has become very popular in the United States after their first two albums, Skid Row and Slave to the Grind , which are often considered as his best-known and most successful works to date.
Skid Row was formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey by bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Dave Sabo. They recruit guitarist Scotti Hill and drummer Rob Affuso through classifieds>. Singer Sebastian Bach replaces original singer Matt Fallon, after the group found him at the wedding of photographer Mark Weiss, and asked to join them in early 1987. The band starts playing in clubs on the East Coast states -United.
Sabo and John Bongiovi have been friends since adolescence; Sabo was briefly a member of Bon Jovi before being replaced by Richie Sambora. Bon Jovi's artistic agent, Doc McGhee, allows Skid Row to sign a distribution contract with the Atlantic Records label in 1988>. Skid Row records his first album at the Royal Recorders in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with producer Michael Wagener. Before the release of the album, guitarist Gary Moore is paid $ 35,000 for the rights of the name of his homonymous group.
The album Skid Row , published in January 1989, is an immediate success. The album will be certified fivefold platinum and reached the Top 10 with the singles 18 and Life and I Remember You . Skid Row will open a concert for Bon Jovi on their 1988-1989 Jersey Syndicate tour, promoting the album New Jersey . During this six-month tour, Skid Row performs his first show in the UK at Milton Keynes Bowl on August 19, 1989. The next day, Skid Row plays successfully at the Marquee Club in London. Skid Row also participates in the Moscow Music Peace Festival. Skid Row returns to the UK for Mötley Crüe's European tour called Dr. Feelgood World Tour '89 -'90 , early 1989 with White Lion. She follows a performance at Hammersmith Odeon alongside Vain. During a show, Bach wears a t-shirt with an anti-LGBT slogan written on it: "AIDS Kills Fags Dead" (literally, "AIDS kills PDs" ). The t-shirt was given to him by a fan, but Bach will regret this incident.