B-Side Ourselves

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B-Side Ourselves
Skidrow-bside.jpg
EP by
ReleasedSeptember 22, 1992
Recorded1992
GenreHeavy metal
Length18:33
LabelAtlantic
ProducerJim Mitchell and Skid Row;
Bruce Calder, Rachel Bolan, Sebastian Bach ("Delivering the Goods")
Skid Row chronology
Slave to the Grind
(1991)
B-Side Ourselves
(1992)
Subhuman Race
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[2]
Rock Hard8.5/10[3]

B-Side Ourselves is a studio EP by American heavy metal band Skid Row. It consists of cover versions of songs originally recorded by artists who influenced Skid Row. As the title suggests, most of the tracks had previously featured as B-sides on the band's various singles — "Psycho Therapy" and "Delivering the Goods" appeared on the 1992 re-release of "Youth Gone Wild", "C'mon and Love Me" appeared on both "Slave to the Grind" and "In a Darkened Room", while "What You're Doing" appeared on "Wasted Time"; only the final track, a cover of "Little Wing", was previously unreleased. The EP charted at number 58 on the Billboard 200.

"Delivering the Goods" is a live recording and features Judas Priest singer Rob Halford sharing lead vocals with Sebastian Bach. The track was released as a promotional single and was later included on the A Tribute to the Priest album, while a different recording, again featuring Halford, was released on Skid Row's live EP Subhuman Beings on Tour.

"Psycho Therapy" features a guest appearance from Faster Pussycat's Taime Downe on backing vocals. Music videos were made for "Psycho Therapy" (which features a guest appearance of Joey Ramone from Ramones as an elevator operator) and "Little Wing", the latter of which was also released as a promo single. Both music videos feature on the Skid Row video album No Frills Video. Live performances of "Psycho Therapy" and "C'mon and Love Me" feature on the Skid Row video album Road Kill. "C'mon and Love Me" was also released as a promo single and featured a rare music video from the band.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Psycho Therapy" (Ramones cover)Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone2:30
2."C'mon and Love Me" (Kiss cover)Paul Stanley3:23
3."Delivering the Goods" (live; Judas Priest cover)Rob Halford, K.K. Downing, Glenn Tipton4:55
4."What You're Doing" (Rush cover)Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson4:26
5."Little Wing" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)Jimi Hendrix3:19
Total length:18:33

Personnel[edit]

Skid Row[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[4] 51
Japanese Albums Chart[5] 15
Swedish Albums Chart[6] 48
US Billboard 200[7] 58

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Skid Row – B-Sides Ourselves". AllMusic. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 402. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ Kupfer, Thomas (1992). "Review Album: Skid Row - B-Sides Ourselves". Rock Hard (in German). No. 65. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Moonlight Publishing.
  5. ^ "Skid Row Chart History". Oricon. Retrieved September 12, 2010.
  6. ^ "Skid Row – B-Side Ourselves" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  7. ^ "Skid Row charts and awards". AllMusic.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Skid Row – B-Side Ourselves". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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