Friday, January 24, 2014

January 24, 2014

SKID ROW...Skid Row  (1989)
Skid Row was released 25 years ago today in 1989.  It reached number 6 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  I remember my brother-in-law had bought this cassette when it came out.  He listened to it a few times and then he grew bored with it.  I kinda took it over but I ended up listening to '18 And Life' and 'Youth Gone Wild' (the 2 singles) and pretty much ignoring the rest.  After listening to it yesterday I found out that the rest of it is pretty good, as well.  It's definitely an 80's hair-band style album which is good (don't let nobody tell you any different).  The highlights are the 2 singles, along with 'Rattlesnake Shake'
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

Jools Holland is 56; John Myung of Dream Theater is 47; Mitchell Marlow formerly with Filter is 35;

1947 Warren Zevon is born in Chicago, Illinois. Zevon passed away in 2003
1962 Brian Epstein and the Beatles sign a mangagement contract
1973 Ringo is at number one with 'Photograph'
1976 Kiss hit number 12 on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart with a live version of 'Rock And Roll All Nite'
1981 Steven Tyler of Aerosmith was hospitalised after being involved in a crash on his motorbike
1986 Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Elvis Presley are inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
1995 Balance by Van Halen is released
2004 Drowning Pool announces that Jason "Gong" Jones replaces the late Dave Wiliams as lead vocalist
2004 An Iron Maiden concert is abruptly ended in New York after someone throws a drink onto the mixing board
2006 Testify by P.O.D. is released
2006 Greatest Hits Live by Ace Frehley is released
2008 Gene Simmons appears on 'Ugly Betty' on ABC
2011 Brett Michaels of Poison has surgery to close a hole in his heart. 

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