Things escalated quickly after Sebastian Bach’s well known ‘Forever Wild’ recordings were on sale this Friday.
Originally issued on DVD in 2004, “Forever Wild” includes concert recordings from 1998 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California.
The recording is currently available on Recor Store Day.
Bach was super pissed and ranted on his social page, saying:
“2019 will be remembered by me as the year I put records out without knowing anything about it. For the second time this year, I have discovered that I am releasing a new record….. by reading about it on the internet. Without my knowledge, input, permission, or approval, today’s mystery release on record store day is Sebastian Bach ‘Forever Wild’ Double Live Vinyl Album.
“I have never heard this vinyl release or seen it before. But I will tell you this: the source audio for this record is a VHS tape! Did not know that was possible to make a record out of a VHS tape. One has to chuckle at a sticker that says ‘180g Virgin Vinyl’ whatever that is. That’s great that it’s 180 Gram *Virgin Vinyl” but there’s a saying in the music business: ‘Sh*t in, sh*t out’. I can guarantee you that the source audio for this record was not virgin VHS tape.
“I made the ‘Forever Wild’ DVD many many years ago out of one single VHS tape recorded live at the Whiskey in 1999 I think.”
“Never was that DVD intended to be a live double record. There are zero overdubs on this release because it’s impossible to overdub on a VHS tape! So please realize if you purchase this release, it has nothing to do with me. Please realize that whoever the genius was that took it upon themselves to put this out never even had the respect to contact Sebastian Bach about a Sebastian Bach release. If it sounds great to you, well that’s wonderful but I can tell you if it was up to me, I would make it sound like a proper album since it is going into stores under my name. Just like the other release earlier this year, I do not enjoy that level of respect.
“So Happy Record Store Day and enjoy a vinyl record made out of a VHS tape. Fingers crossed hope it sounds good. I can guarantee you the next record that I put out, that I have something to do with, will sound good on your stereo.”
Sebastian Bach is currently smashing Skid Row classics live. Sebastian Bach and Skid Row are household names in the history of rock music. Skid Row’s first two albums were instant classics with the band achieving commercial success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The first two albums titled Skid Row (1989) and Slave to the Grind (1991) were certified multi-platinum. Especially ‘Slave To The Grind’, which touched number one on the Billboard 200. After parting ways with Sebastian Bach, Bach has been playing the songs live with his solo band once in a while. Fans have been craving for a reunion between Skid Row and Sebastian Bach which sadly didn’t happen.