Skid Row: Slave To The Grind (Orange & Black Marble)

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Reimagined: SKID ROW’s 1991 masterpiece, “Slave To The Grind,” is now available in a limited edition 12-track double album 2-LP set. This special release features 180-gram Orange & Black Marble Vinyl, perfect for collectors and fans alike. The album showcases Skid Row’s evolution from their self-titled debut, embracing a heavier sound that distinguishes it from their previous radio-friendly hits like “18 and Life.” However, the songwriting and guitar work on “Slave To The Grind” remain exceptional. Notably, the album made history as the first heavy metal release to reach number one on the Billboard 200 during the Nielsen SoundScan era. In its opening week, it sold an impressive 134,000 copies. As a testament to its enduring popularity, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the album 2× platinum in 1998, denoting the shipment of 2 million copies in the United States. The album spawned five successful singles, including “Monkey Business,” “Slave To The Grind,” “Wasted Time,” “In a Darkened Room,” and “Quicksand Jesus.” Skid Row promoted the album by opening for Guns N’ Roses in 1991 and headlined their own tour the following year. While “Slave To The Grind” exemplifies the band’s shift towards a heavier sound, featuring tracks verging on speed metal, it also showcases their versatility with power ballads and lighter compositions. The double LP comes in a gatefold picture sleeve with a hype sticker, and the album remains factory sealed for the ultimate collector’s experience.

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