Revolutions per Minute (Skid Row album)

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Revolutions per Minute
Studio album by Skid Row
Released October 24, 2006
Recorded 2005–2006 at WireWorld in Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Heavy metal
Length 40:24
Label SPV
Producer Michael Wagener
Skid Row chronology
Thickskin
(2003)
Revolutions per Minute
(2006)
United World Rebellion: Chapter One
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Jukebox:Metal 2/5 stars[3]
Legends Magazine (favorable)[4]
Melodic.net 1/5 stars[5]
Sea of Tranquility 3/5 stars[6]
Sputnikmusic 3/5 stars[7]

Revolutions per Minute is the fifth full-length studio album by Skid Row, released on October 24, 2006. It is the band's only release with drummer Dave Gara.

Michael Wagener temporarily reunited with Skid Row and became their producer for this album. It had been 15 years since he co-produced the band's second album Slave to the Grind in 1991.

The album received mixed reviews and only charted in Japan at #266[8]

"Shut Up Baby, I Love You" was released as a single[9] and "Strength" is a cover song originally performed by The Alarm.

Critical reception[edit]

The album received mixed to negative reviews. Greg Prato of Allmusic gave it a rating of two and a half out of five stars, and said that the album sounded extremely similar to earlier releases—"you get the same angry-yet-melodic riff rockers that you long ago came to expect from the group [...] Revolutions Per Minute is just what you'd expect from Skid Row."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Disease"   Rachel Bolan, Dave Sabo 3:32
2. "Another Dick in the System"   Bolan 3:16
3. "Pulling My Heart Out from Under Me"   Bolan 3:29
4. "When God Can't Wait"   Bolan, Scotti Hill 2:15
5. "Shut Up Baby, I Love You"   Bolan 3:16
6. "Strength" (The Alarm cover) Mike Peters, Dave Sharp, Eddie Macdonald, Nigel Twist 5:07
7. "White Trash"   Bolan, Sabo 2:53
8. "You Lie"   Bolan 2:44
9. "Nothing"   Bolan 3:29
10. "Love Is Dead"   Bolan 3:38
11. "Let It Ride"   Bolan 4:03
12. "You Lie" (Corn Fed mix, bonus track) Bolan 2:43

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Skid Row - Revolutions Per Minute". About.com. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Prato, Greg. Revolutions per Minute (Skid Row album) at AllMusic. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  3. ^ Lye, Andy (2006). "Skid Row - Revolutions Per Minute review". Jukebox:Metal. 
  4. ^ Pan, Marcus. "Skid Row – “Revolutions Per Minute”". Legends Magazine. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ Roth, Kaj (2006). "Skid Row - Revolutions Per Minute". Melodic.net. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ Pierce, Ken (October 19, 2006). "Review: 'Skid Row: Revolutions Per Minute'". Sea of Tranquility. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ Donnelly, Dave (December 2, 2006). "Review: Skid Row - Revolutions Per Minute". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Skid Row Chart History". Oricon. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  9. ^ "Skid Row singles". Retrieved 2011. 

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