Remember that first time you heard Skid Row?
“Youth Gone Wild” was on MTV. “18 and Life” was a summertime hit single and the band was
on the covers of Hit Parader, Circus, and Metal Edge magazines. That exhilarating sound of
being young was everywhere. We saw and heard ourselves in the band and rallied around their
oversized choruses of camaraderie and rebellion.
Rob Hammersmith saw himself in that gang mentality. “I was looking for that,” he remembers.
“Everybody goes through that phase of me against the world, where you just have to stand up
and assert yourself. Every kid goes through that, and Skid Row made you realize that you’re not