1. Disease 2. Another Dick In The System 3. Pulling My Heart Out From Under Me 4. When God Can't Wait 5. Shut Up Baby, I Love You 6. Strength 7. White Trash 8. You Lie 9. Nothing 10. Love Is Dead 11. Let It Ride 12. You Lie (Bonus Track)
Sure it isn't "Slave To The Grind", but it sure is damn good. Rock and rollers Skid Row are hitting high numbers with "Revolutions Per Minute", a rowdy good time that plays like white trash while spewing golden glory Hollywood hair metal. It seems like this is the revolution, happening right before our eyes while we watch 80s and 90s high class acts like Warrant, Winger, Bang Tango, and Quiet Riot check in with new releases in 2006. Ex-Bachless once again, Skid Row follows up "Thickskin" with another fantastic outing. This one probably leans more towards the fine, punk themed ventures of Brides Of Destruction than the silly, alternative colored "Thickskin". Vocalist Johnny Solinger lights up the mic here, really bangin' out some serious sing-alongs with cuts like "Another Dick In The System" and the fun filled "White Trash". While some songs continue the radio friendly ploy (see "Disease" and "Strength"), other songs like "When God Can't Wait" burn with a punk spark. "You Lie" checks in (twice actually) with some humor filler. Not necessary, but it is hard rock...we need the vibe. Obvious highlights are "Let It Ride" and the groovy "Love Is Dead".
Bottom Line - Another steady hard rock venture from one of the genre's finest. Dirty, loud, and nasty...with a touch of good radio friendly songs.
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