So SEBASTIAN BACH gets the boot from Skid Row in 1996 and 3 years later he assembles a studio band consisting of these players..
Sebastian Bach – vocals
Wolf Hoffmann – guitar, background vocals
Richie Scarlet – guitar , harmonica , background vocals
Dave Linsk – guitar
Jimmy Flemion – guitar
Larry Fisher – guitar , bass, background vocals
Anton Fig – drums
Do ya recognize any of these dudes? I sure do Wolf Hoffmann is the lead guitar from Accept and lead off track Rock N Roll is a great Accept like opener! Baz isn’t lazing around and he and the Wolfman lay down a AssKicker of a opener track!
Anton Fig of KISS studio albums(Dynasty and Unmasked) Frehleys Comet and David Lettermans band for about 3 Decades lays down the drums and as added bonus hammers some cowbell on various tracks!
“Rock ‘N’ Roll” – 5:52 (Sebastian Bach, Wolf Hoffman)
“DoneBleeding” – 5:07 (Bach, Larry Fisher, Richie Scarlet)
“Superjerk, Superstar, Supertears” – 2:38 (Jimmy Flemion)
“Blasphemer” – 2:26 (Flemion)
“Counterpunch” – 3:55 (Bach, Fisher)
These 5 Studio Tracks are good songs that even in 2016 I can attest too. Lets put it this way I would rather listen to this than buy anything a Baz Less Skid Row is plugging with however many lead vocalist changes those Knuckleheads have done in recent years!
Baz and the Studio crew roll up there sleeves and get to work and smash out some good songs.
Done Bleeding,Superjerk,Superstar,Supertears and Blasphemer are well written tracks and Bach even keeps the songs short n sweet in most cases and the last track of the studio portion Counterpunch by the lyrics that Baz wrote sounds like he’s sending his ex bandmates a message…
“First you date me, then forsake me
Top of the mountain, then we
Drown in the fountain
Blood brothers. Godfathers. Sweet sisters
Blah blah blah
Best of friends
Stabbed each other in the end
You’re so sweet
Sweet enough to smack
Or maybe we’re just tough nuts to crack
When you hit the wall
Scale the heights and take the fall
When nothing’s all there is
You’ve hit the skids.”
Ha …I love these Rock Band Bust Ups! Dudes that act like a bunch of Drama Kings! Hey Guys! Grow up for God Sakes isn’t Snake Sabo a manager of some Rock Acts that are out there? Seriously man as a Manager wouldn’t it be better business ($$$) to bring back the Original Singer and play the Nostalgic Rock Circuit festivals instead of hiring yet another vocalist who really no one gives a F*^k About and play Backyard Parties and Bowling Alleys? (Tbones Wife should hire Skid Row to play Tbones 50th Bday Party !) Dunno man ….. I posted the audio of Counterpunch so listen to it and tell me what ya think…
Too be honest I haven’t bought any real Bach solo studio albums as well I dunno why. Just haven’t but when I need a hit of Jersey Rock I will dial in on my iPod Skid Rows Slave To The Grind to this day it holds up quite well!
Give Baz credit here he pulls his shit together and with the help of some friends blasts out some decent Studio Sonics Of Rock!
“Slave to the Grind” – 3:10 (Bach, Rachel Bolan, Dave “the Snake” Sabo)
“Frozen” – 7:00 (Bolan, Sabo)
“18 and Life” – 5:10 (Bolan, Sabo)
“Beat Yourself Blind” – 5:23 (Bach,Bolan, Scotti Hill, Sabo)
“Riot Act” – 1:58 (Bolan, Sabo)
“Mudkicker” – 4:04 (Bach, Bolan, Sabo)
“In a Darkened Room” – 5:07 (Bach, Bolan, Sabo)
“Monkey Business / Godzilla” – 9:30 (Bolan, Sabo) / (Buck Dharma)
“The Most Powerful Man in the World” (Flemion)- 2:44
“I Remember You” – 5:59 (Bolan, Sabo)
“Youth Gone Wild” – 4:21 (Bolan, Sabo)
Sebastian Bach – vocals
Richie Scarlet – guitar, background vocals
Jimmy Flemion – guitar, background vocals
Larry Fisher – bass
Mark “Bambam” McConnell – drums
So the live portion of Bring ‘Em Bach Alive was recorded in Tokyo and features mostly the same guys in the studio except for the Late Mark McConnell drums on the live stuff and this Band smokes!
Slave To the Grind(song) rockets at hyper speed and this band means business! Frozen is a menacing like stomper. Beat Yourself Blind is a great song and one of the best tracks from the Subhuman Race 1995 release by the Skids that sold peanuts! Dig the bass on this track by the coolest bassist name ever “Larry!”
Riot Act is played at hyper speed and if this song doesn’t get Ya Movin,nothin will! My all time fav Skid Row tune Mudkicker is represented well and like I said in my review of Slave To The Grind that how cool it was to hear the the word Sapsucker used!
Dig the mashup of Monkey Business and Blue Oyster Cults Godzilla! More cool Bass thumping with Baz leading the crowd charge in some. “Whoahs and Heys” Love that Godzilla track. Lyrics are so fruity yet it’s so catchy! Than again Poison made a career doing it this way! Check the video below at around the 4 minute mark Godzilla kicks In! Watch for those Powerlines Kids!
The live portion is ends with power ballad I RememberYou(Meh) and Youth Gone Wild which I dug in 1989 but I can’t really wrap my head around that philosophy nowadays! Like maybe call it Geezer Gone Wild and I can appreciate it more and have a giggle with it!
Baz 1999 rocks this out as I bought this just to hear the Skid Row stuff Live but he stepped up his game in regards to the studio tracks! Good stuff Folks!
The live portion drives down the tracks like a Runaway Locomotive as this band is built for speed and they deliver the goods(Ha) live!
A few years back he stuck out a double live album titled Abacholypse that sounded pretty doctored up in the studio and the production was kinda ….Meh! If I was to pick between the two Bring Em Bach Alive is a good representation of Baz at a time when Metal (well this kind ) wasn’t selling but he just went for it ! Kudos Dude!