Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach recently posted a tweet in which he revealed which one of the band’s songs was challenging to sing.
With Sebastian Bach, Skid Row achieved remarkable commercial success, especially in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their first two albums titled ‘Skid Row’ and ‘Slave To The Grind.’ However, Bach was fired from the band in 1996 over creative differences and personal conflicts with Rachel Bolan.
Released on June 11, 1991, ‘Slave To The Grind’ had a harsher sound than the band’s previous album. It featured five singles named ‘Monkey Business,’ ‘Slave To The Grind,’ ‘Wasted Time,’ ‘In A Darkened Room,’ and ‘Quicksand Jesus.’ Following the release, Skid Row opened for GN’R in 1991 to promote the record.
Recently, one of his fans told Bach in a tweet that his scream in ‘Monkey Business’ is amazing. He then asked the musician if he has had any trouble singing that song. As a response, Bach said it’s an extremely tough note and admitted he had some problems hitting it.
According to Bach, he had trouble because he was trying to sing as clean as he could for the songs in the album. However, during the Slave To The Grind Tour in 1992, the singer realized he had to go a little bit dirtier to hit that note right.
In the tweet, one of his fans asked Sebastian Bach the following:
“That first scream you let out on ‘Monkey Business’ is amazing. I wonder how many people quietly sing along and pretend they can do it, I know I do. Do you ever have trouble doing that?”
Bach then responded:
“It’s an extremely tough note. On the last tour celebrating the 1st album, I had some problems hitting it because I was singing as clean as I could for that material. But on the Slave To The Grind tour, I learned that I have to go a little dirty and a little harder to hit it right.”
You can check out the tweets and Skid Row’s ‘Monkey Business’ below.