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Skid Row: Roadkill (1993)

Video  |   |  Music  |  2 November 1993 (USA)
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Scotti Hill ...
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Dave 'The Snake' Sabo ...
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13 year old roadkill still not decomposed.
3 January 2007 | by (Anywhere he darn well blazes) – See all my reviews

I was inspired to watch the video after rediscovering it whilst trawling around IMDb. After finding it hidden behind a load of other ancient videos in my bedroom I chucked it in the video player, ready for 2 hours of live concert metal.....

As a Skid Row fan (obviously) I think most of the songs still hold up and I found myself singing or humming along on a number of occasions. However I have always found watching live bands on TV nowhere near as much fun as listening to a live CD (where you can imagine whats going on in your head or do something else whilst listening)or even better actually being there.. No matter how entertaining a band are on stage, at the end of the day it's just a bunch of guys or girls running around. Skid Row, especially Seb Bach were a very good live band and the video certainly projects that but to get full enjoyment of it I guess you had to be at one of the concerts.

In between songs are camcorder footage of the band acting like stereotypical American tourists, which ranges from incredibly boring to mildly amusing. I'm guessing this may be one of the first band videos to use camcorders for such a long time but as with all watching of other people's home movies, it gets very boring quickly. The best being seeing the sights in Brazil from a hand-glider. The least interesting 5 minutes of the band ordering food from various places on the road and smoking drugs in Amsterdam.

Other between songs footage includes 2 very boring mini movies made by Rachel Bolan- Faceless people and another day. As well as this there is the usual backstage footage of the band goofing around, which as one of the last hair bands is kind of a prerequisite. I'm sure all the bands nowadays still do the exact type of thing, only they pretend they are above all that.

Beside the music the best things to recommend about this video are Seb's rant at Wemberley Stadium, the sight of Rob Halford dressed up like Kurt Cobain, a drunk Lars Ulrich failing to play the drum solo in One, Phil Anselmo's frat falls, cover songs - C'Mon and love me, delivering the goods, cold gin (which actually are the best songs on the whole tape) and the mad Brazilian fan. As a big Skid Row fan, definitely buy this for the music (if you find it at an old second hand shop) but don't expect any fascinating insights on the band.


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