In a new interview with 94.3 The Shark radio station, Sebastian Bach discussed celebrating the 30th anniversary of SKID ROW‘s self-titled debut album on his current tour.
“I’m extremely proud to say that we are a band of real, actual human beings.”
“We don’t have any tapes rolling in the back. We’re not miming to anything. It’s all one hundred percent real music by real human beings. This isn’t Mariah Carey on New Year’s Eve — this is straight-up, full-on rock and roll. We don’t change the keys of the songs — they’re all in the original keys.
“But I don’t know how many more years I can tell you that I don’t have any tapes rolling, because everybody is doing that these days.”
“And sometimes I feel like, ‘Why am I trying so hard, warming up and rehearsing all the time, singing every day?’ But that’s what it takes to really belt it out on those high notes that people love in ’18 And Life’ and ‘I Remember You’. I’ve gotta do it all the time.
“I also think that’s why these shows are selling out, because people are, like, ‘Man, I’ve gotta go see this while it still exists.’ [Laughs] Real guys playing, because it takes years and years of doing this to do it right.”
“And I don’t think that the younger bands — some of them — are putting in the hours of rehearsing their instruments like we had to, ’cause we had no other choice. I think it’s too easy to fall back on technology, and you lose the heart and the soul of the human being in the process of that. I’m 51 and I’m singing a record I recorded when I was 19. [Laughs] I’m doing it as well as I can. And [there have been] no complaints — no complaints yet.”