SKID ROW - S/T Self-Titled - 12" VINYL LP ALBUM Heavy Metal

"Skid Row" is the first official full-length studio album by the American Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band "SKID ROW" and was released in 1989. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


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Essential Album Information For: SKID ROW - S/T Self-Titled Heavy Metal 12" Vinyl LP

Album Description:

Skid Row is a heavy metal band from Toms River, New Jersey that was formed in 1986. Their self-titled debut album, Skid Row, was released in 1989 and became a huge success, establishing the band as one of the leading acts in the genre.

The album was produced by Michael Wagener, who had previously worked with such heavyweights as Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne. The sound he helped create on Skid Row was a powerful combination of heavy guitars, pounding drums, and the distinctive vocals of frontman Sebastian Bach.

The album's opening track, "Big Guns," immediately sets the tone for what's to come. The song features a thunderous rhythm section and some scorching guitar work from Dave Sabo and Scotti Hill. Bach's vocals soar over the top, delivering a catchy chorus that will stick in your head for days.

The album's second track, "Sweet Little Sister," is another high-energy rocker that showcases the band's knack for writing catchy, anthemic songs. The guitar riff that opens the song is instantly recognizable, and the chorus is one of the catchiest on the album.

One of the things that sets Skid Row apart from many other heavy metal bands of the era is their sense of melody. While the band certainly knows how to rock out and deliver crushing riffs, they also understand the importance of a great hook. This is evident on tracks like "Piece of Me," "Can't Stand the Heartache," and "Makin' a Mess," all of which feature memorable choruses that will get stuck in your head. Of course, Skid Row's success wasn't just due to their musical prowess. The band's image and attitude also played a big part in their appeal. With their long hair, leather jackets, and tough-guy demeanor, they embodied the classic heavy metal aesthetic. But unlike some of their peers, they never came across as cartoonish or contrived. There was a sincerity and authenticity to their approach that connected with fans. In the years since Skid Row's debut album was released, the band has gone through a number of lineup changes and endured their share of ups and downs. But the music they created on that first album still holds up today as a classic of the heavy metal genre. From the hard-hitting opening riff of "Big Guns" to the emotional finale of "Midnight/Tornado," Skid Row is a thrilling ride from start to finish. And for fans of classic heavy metal, it remains an essential listen.

Music Genre:

Heavy Metal

Label & Catalognr:

Atlantic – 781 936-1, Underground – 781 936-1

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1989 Europe

Collector Specific Notes SKID ROW - S/T Self-Titled Heavy Metal 12" Vinyl LP


Record Label Information:
  • The record label is Green and Orange
  • Near 2'o clock is the "Underground" stamp
  • The Label Code is LC 0121
  • The Right Societies on the label are GEMA / BIEM

SKID ROW - S/T Self-Titled Heavy Metal 12" Vinyl LP Production & Recording Information


Michael Wagener - Producer

  Michael Wagener is a music producer, mixer, and engineer from Hamburg, Germany, best known for his productions with many top hard rock and heavy metal bands in the late 1980s.Pre-1970 Wagener and Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, U.D.O) performed together in a German band called "Band X", which was a predecessor to Accept. Michael Wagener was the original guitarist for the German band Accept.

  Michael Wagener is president of Double Trouble Productions

  His productions include records from the bands: , Accept , Alice Cooper , Dokken , Extreme , Great White , Janet Jackson , Kane Roberts , Keel , King's X , Lordi , Megadeth , Metallica , Mötley Crüe , Outrage , Overkill , Ozzy Osbourne , Raven , Renegade , Sergeant Steel , Skid Row , Smashed Gladys , Stryper , Testament , The Rasmus , Warrant , W.A.S.P. , White Lion and many others


Sound & Recording Engineers:

Dave Kent - Sound Engineer

Recording Location:

This album was recorded at Royal Recorders

It was mastered at Sterling Sound and Specialty Records Corporation

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

Bob Defrin - Art Direction

  Bob Defrin - As director, graphic designer and head of art for Atlantic records, Bob Defrin has been responsible for the album covers of many Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s.

  The list of Hard Rock or Heavy Metal albums he produced between 1980-1990 is here

Gina Guarini - Design

Danny Sanchez - Design


Mark Weiss - Photographer

  Mark Weiss is an American rock and roll photographer. His most widely recognized photographs capture the look and aesthetic of music and celebrity personalities of the 1980s. His work with renowned publications such as Circus magazine and FACES helped establish Mark "Weissguy" Weiss as a name known for rock photography. He has photographed everyone from the Rolling Stones , KISS , Madonna , to the Wu Tang Clan.Source: Wikipedia


David Michael Kennedy - Photographer

SKID ROW - S/T Self-Titled Heavy Metal 12" Vinyl LP Musicians and Track-listing


Sebastian Bach - Vocals

Scotti Hill - Guitars

Dave "The Snake" Sabo - Guitars, Vocals (backing)

Rachel Bolan - Bass, Vocals (backing)

Rob Affuso - Drums

Tracklisting Side One:
  1. Big Guns 3:36
  2. Sweet Little Sister 3:10
  3. Can't Stand The Heartache 3:24
  4. Piece Of Me 2:48
  5. 18 And Life 3:50
  6. Rattlesnake Shake 3:07
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. Youth Gone Wild 3:18
  2. Here I Am 3:10
  3. Makin' A Mess 3:38
  4. I Remember You 5:10
  5. Midnight / Tornado 4:17

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Front Cover Photo Of SKID ROW - S/T Self-Titled Heavy Metal 12" Vinyl LP


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Photo Of The Back Cover SKID ROW - S/T Self-Titled Heavy Metal 12" Vinyl LP
Photo of album back cover SKID ROW - S/T Self-Titled Heavy Metal 12" Vinyl LP


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Close up of record's label SKID ROW - S/T Self-Titled Heavy Metal 12" Vinyl LP Side One