- Released: June 1, 1991
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Atlantic
Rolling Stone - 8/22/913 Stars
- Good "..would have been 4 Stars
on sonics alone (docked a star for misoginistic "Get the F*** Out"). ...kick-in-the-groin riffing and guitars swooping out of feedback skies.."
Entertainment Weekly - 6/21/91
"..the band makes its tough stance real.."
- Rating: A-
- 1.Monkey Business
- 2.Slave To The Grind
- 3.The Threat
- 4.Quicksand Jesus
- 5.Psycho Love
- 6.Get The Fuck Out
- 7.Livin' On A Chain Gang
- 9.In A Darkened Room
- 10.Riot Act
- 12.Wasted Time
Skid Row: Sebastian Bach (vocals); Dave "The Snake" Sabo, Scotti Hill (guitar); Rachel Bolan (bass); Rob Affuso (drums, percussion).
Recorded at New River Studios, Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Scream Studios, Studio City, California.
Personnel: Rachel Bolan (guitar, 12-string guitar, strings); Dave "The Snake" Sabo (guitar, marimba); Scott Hill (guitar); Rob Affuso (drums, cymbals, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Michael Wagener .
Recording information: New River Studios, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Scream Studios, Studio City, CA.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Dave "The Snake" Sabo; Rachel Bolan; Rob Affuso; Scott Hill.
Skid Row took the strategically contrived, super-polished sonics of their self-titled debut and dirtied things up for the more fitting, grittier direction of their second full-length album, 1991's SLAVE TO THE GRIND. SLAVE has the historical distinction of being the first metal album to debut at #1 on the Billboard album chart and remains the crown jewel of the band's catalog.