Kicking & Screaming (Sebastian Bach album)

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Kicking & Screaming
Sebastian Bach Kicking and Screaming.jpg
Studio album by Sebastian Bach
Released September 21, 2011 (Japan)
September 23, 2011 (Europe)
September 27, 2011 ( United States)
Recorded February - May, 2011, Precision Mastering Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Genre Heavy metal
Length 51:18
Label Frontiers Records
Get Off My Bach! Productions
Avalon Records
Producer Bob Marlette
Sebastian Bach chronology
Angel Down
(2007)
Kicking & Screaming
(2011)
Give 'Em Hell
(2014)

Kicking & Screaming is the overall fourth release by heavy metal musician Sebastian Bach, but is the second to include all original studio recordings. The album was released on September 21, 2011, in Japan, September 23, 2011, in Europe and Australia and September 27, 2011, in North America. The original album cover art was made by Richard Villa.

"Kicking & Screaming" was released as the lead single in the US, UK and Australia. The music video premiered on the Revolver website on August 3, 2011. The track "My Own Worst Enemy" was also released as a single in Japan. Further videos were made for the promo single "I'm Alive" and "Tunnelvision"..

Album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #73.

The 2008 single "Battle With The Bottle" which Bach sang on the final of the reality TV show "Gone Country season 2" is included as a bonus track on the album. The music video is also included on the deluxe DVD edition.

Reception[edit]

The album was met with critical acclaim. Dave Steed of Popdose.com said, "Kicking & Screaming is unexpectedly fantastic and the Sebastian Bach record that I've been wishing for, for more than a decade now."[1] Sputnikmusic gave the album an "excellent" rating of 4.0 out of 5, saying that "Kicking & Screaming is one of the most thoroughly enjoyable releases from any artist associated with the hair band movement of the late 80’s and early 90’s yet." [2] Sleaze Roxx.com also gave a very positive review of the album.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
The Metal Critic 7.5/10 stars[5]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[6]
Artistdirect 3.5/5 stars[7]
Music Review (75/100)[8]
About.com 4/5 stars[9]

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Kicking And Screaming" Sebastian Bach, Nick Sterling, Bob Marlette 3:17
2. "My Own Worst Enemy" Sterling 3:44
3. "TunnelVision" Bach, John 5, Marlette 3:49
4. "Dance On Your Grave" Bach, Sterling, Marlette 3:28
5. "Caught in a Dream" Sterling 3:39
6. "As Long As I Got The Music" Deanna Johnston, Sterling 3:37
7. "I'm Alive" Sterling 4:21
8. "Dirty Power" Bach, Sterling, Marlette 3:05
9. "Live The Life" Sterling, Marlette, Bach 3:50
10. "Dream Forever" Sterling, Ken Davis 4:14
11. "One Good Reason" Bach, Sterling 4:41
12. "Lost In The Light" Bach, Sterling 4:28
13. "Wishin’" Sterling, John Godwin 4:57

DVD (Deluxe Edition only)[edit]

"As Long As I Got The Music: The Making Of Kicking And Screaming" is a bonus DVD included on the deluxe edition of the album. The DVD features behind the scenes footage of the recording of the album, live footage from Sebastian's tours opening for Guns N' Roses and three music videos from "Kicking & Screaming" including the title track, "Tunnelvision" and "I'm Alive". Also includes the music video for the single "Battle With The Bottle" and video shoots between tracks.

DVD track listing
No. Title Length
1. "Live From Bogota: American Metalhead"  
2. "Live From Santiago: (Love Is) A Bitchslap"  
3. "Live From Santiago: Stuck Inside"  
4. "Live From Halifax: Live the Life"  
5. "Live From Bogota: By Your Side"  
6. "Live From Santiago: TunnelVision"  
7. "Live From Bogota: Stabbin' Daggers"  
8. "Live From Santiago: You Don't Understand"  
9. "Kicking and Screaming (music video)"  
10. "Tunnelvision (music video)"  
11. "I'm Alive (music video)"  
12. "Live From London: Stuck Inside"  
13. "Live From Santiago: American Metalhead"  
14. "Battle With The Bottle (Hidden music video)"  

Personnel[edit]

[10]

Band

Guest musicians

Other Personnel

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Position
Billboard Top 200 73[11]
Billboard Hard Rock Albums 6
Billboard Top Albums 67
Billboard Top Independent Albums 9
Billboard Top Rock Albums 15
BBC Top 40 Rock Albums 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Retrieved on October 14, 2011
  2. ^ [2] Retrieved October 14, 2011
  3. ^ [3] Retrieved October 14, 2011
  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ "The Metal Critic: Sebastian Bach - Kicking & Screaming". The Metal Critic. Retrieved October 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Sebastian Bach Kicking and Screaming (album review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Kicking & Screaming". Artistdirect. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ ""Kicking & Screaming". Music Review. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ Simms, Kelley. "Bach, Sebastian - Kicking & Screaming Review". About.com. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ [4] Retrieved on October 11, 2011
  11. ^ Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - Sebastian Bach Retrieved on 7 October 2011

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