We’re getting closer to 100th week, and I’d like to refresh the next song by Skid Row after ’18 And Life’ song, that comes from their debut album.
With dedication to …
Before I start to write this post, I’d like to recommend a radio show that was founded almost 2 months ago and highlights glam metal songs. It’s called ‘Jungle‘ and aired every Monday, here is their Facebook fan page.
And now, as I promised to Weronika Szatan (she organizes rock festival in Kraków), I’d like to kindly pronounce that:
“Z Szatanem współpracuje mi się fenomenalnie”
For those who don’t speak Polish, it means not exactly:
Cooperation with the Szatan is phenomenal
Lucidity‘ by Queensryche (which is for certain more optimistic track) and a few of Skid Row songs.
Anyway, let’s get back to the topic,
‘Piece Of Me‘ like the ‘18 and Life‘ comes from Skid Row’s eponymous debut album, released in 1989 – 3 years after the band was formed. It’s their most successful album and thanks to songs that were placed there, they became famous.
Who (Skid Row album)?
- Sebastian Bach – vocals
- Scotti Hill – lead and rhythm guitar
- Dave “The Snake” Sabo – rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals
- Rachel Bolan – bass guitar and backing vocals
- Rob Affuso – drums, percussion
‘Piece Of Me’ popularity
Looking more closely, this song wasn’t charted, contrary to signles from this album. But the whole album peaked very high on Billboard 200 (#6). What’s more interesting, during singing this song a ‘Bottle Incident‘ happened. 12
In what is referred to as “The Bottle Incident” by fans of the band, Bach was hit with a bottle thrown onstage from the crowd at a concert in Springfield, Massachusetts, where Skid Row was opening for Aerosmith on December 27, 1989. Bach threw the bottle back, hitting a girl (not the thrower), so he jumped on the crowd to beat the person who can be seen on a tour video released by Skid Row called Oh Say Can You Scream in 1990.