Album of the Day
Though they came of age at the height of the glam metal era, Skid Row took a much grittier approach to the music, and that made all the difference. From Sebastian Bach's take-no-prisoners vocals to the dual guitar attack of Scotti Hill and Dave Sabo, the New Jersey quintet's self-titled 1989 debut features plenty of bite while remaining radio-friendly. The Atlantic collection's "Youth Gone Wild" cracked the Top 100, setting the stage for power ballads “18 and Life” and “I Remember You” to reach the Top 10. Because the band had honed its songs on the road for a year before hitting the studio, there are several other great originals here beyond the three MTV Headbanger's Ball favorites, and SKID ROW deservedly went multi-Platinum.