Sebastian Bach recalls getting along with Rachel Bolan and living with his parents in the early days
Former Skid Row lead vocalist Sebastian Bach was interviewed by Clay Marshall for Metal Hammer‘s retrospective on Skid Row‘s debut self-titled album.
Bach recalled when he got along with his former Skid Row bandmates in the band’s early days as he spoke about his sole songwriting credit on Skid Row‘s self-titled debut album for the song “Makin’ A Mess” (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“That was me and Rachel [Bolan, bass] and Snake [Sabo, guitar] sitting in a room in Rachel‘s house. I lived in Rachel‘s house in Rachel‘s childhood bedroom, next to his parents. We wrote that song in the office across from his television room. They’ll tell you that we never got along, that we never liked each other, which was horseshit. [Laughs] You don’t have somebody living in your fucking house that you don’t get along with. That was us just sitting around, the three of us writing a tune… We rehearsed, like, every day. We rehearsed in Rachel‘s parents garage, and New Jersey is not California. We had space heaters, and it was cold in there, but we didn’t even discuss it. We would just meet in the garage and work on music. We didn’t play cover songs. Rachel and Snake were very prolific at that point and also wrote songs with [Jon] Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. We were always in the garage, working on tunes.”