SKID ROW Slave To The Grind (1991) (ATLANTIC RECORDS) (12 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM | Music | Rock

SKID ROW Slave To The Grind (1991) (ATLANTIC RECORDS) (12 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

SKID ROW Slave To The Grind (1991) (ATLANTIC RECORDS) (12 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM mp3-album-00672
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Slave to the Grind is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Skid Row, released on June 11, 1991 by Atlantic Records. The album displayed harsher sound than its 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, selling 134,000 copies in its opening week. 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. It produced five singles: "Monkey Business", "Slave to the Grind", "Wasted Time", "In a Darkened Room" and "Quicksand Jesus", all of which did not receive significant airplay as the singles from the previous record. Skid Row promoted the album opening for Guns N' Roses in 1991 and as a headliner the following year.

Composition and recording

Skid Row wrote most of Slave to the Grind in a New Jersey studio and demoed the tracks with Michael Wagener, who produced their previous album. Recording took place at two studios: New River in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Scream in Studio City, California. Slave to the Grind marked the band's move toward a heavier sound, with the title track verging on speed metal. The lyrics were more complex, criticizing modern ways of life, authority, politics, drugs, and organized religion, among other topics. Wagener said the demoing and pre-production went well, and the title track was recorded and mixed in an hour, and was placed on the album without being remixed.

During a February 2017 interview for the Backspin segment of Yahoo Music, Bach revealed that the version of the title track included in the finished album is actually the original demo the band recorded during pre-production with producer Michael Wagener. The band recorded a proper version during the album sessions, but were unable to match the intensity of the demo, and therefore opted to use the latter instead.

When recording finished, Skid Row opened for Guns N' Roses on the 1991 North American leg of their Use Your Illusion Tour. In 1992, Skid Row took Pantera and Soundgarden as supporting bands on its Slave to the Grind Tour.

Track Listing:

1. Monkey Business - 4:18
2. Slave To The Grind - 3:30
3. The Threat - 3:50
4. Quicksand Jesus - 5:26
5. Psycho Love - 3:57
6. Beggars Day - 4:03
7. Livin' On A Chain Gang - 3:58
8. Creepshow - 3:58
9. In A Darkened Room - 3:55
10. Riot Act - 2:40
11. Mudkicker - 3:53
12. Wasted Time - 5:49

Skid Row:

Sebastian Bach – lead vocals
Rachel Bolan – bass, backing vocals
Scotti Hill – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Dave Sabo – rhythm guitar, lead guitar, backing vocals
Rob Affuso – drums and percussion

Certification:

United States (RIAA) 2× Platinum 2,000,000

Slave to the Grind is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Skid Row, released on June 11, 1991 by Atlantic Records. The album displayed harsher sound than its predecessor and lyrics that avoided hard rock cliches. Slave to the Grind i
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