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Skid Row - Revolutions Per Minute - 2006 - SPV

Track Listing
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.



--EC 9.24.06
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Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.

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5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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