Sebastian Bach recalls how Skid Row bandmates thought “I Remember You” was “too wimpy” for debut

Sebastian Bach recalls how Skid Row bandmates thought “I Remember You” was “too wimpy” for debut

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach was recently interviewed by Yahoo Entertainment with respect to the 30th year anniversary of the release of Skid Row‘s debut self-titled album.

With respect to Skid Row‘s hit ballad “I Remember You”, Bach explained that his Skid Row bandmates at the time — bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo — “thought that the song was too wimpy. You know, we wanted to be tough guys, punks, metalheads!” Eventually, Bach got the band’s manager, Doc McGhee, to listen to the song during a rehearsal. Bach recalled, “So we did it, and Doc was laughing the whole time. I didn’t know if he thought it sucked. But at the end of the song he said, ‘Ha ha ha. Yeah, that’s on the record.’”

Bach continued: “I mean, Carrie Underwood does [“I Remember You”] now. It’s a cross-platform smash hit song… I’ve seen Carrie Underwood’s cover on YouTube. It is fantastic. She has a whole background vocal section where they have choreography to it. She hits every scream, all that ending heavy metal stuff. She kills it!

“Also, in the [Australian] issue of Rolling Stone magazine, they ask Norah Jones, ‘What song was it that made you want to be a rock star?’ And her answer was ‘I Remember You’ by Skid Row! That’s Norah Jones. She tells this story that she had a crush on this metalhead dude, so she tried to get into metal, but she couldn’t get into it. But she loved ‘I Remember You,’ so she made a mixtape with that song starting out and gave it to him. And she says whenever she hears our song, she gets a wave of — I hate to say it — nostalgia.”

You can read the rest of the interview with Sebastian Bach at Yahoo Entertainment.

Skid Row‘s “I Remember You” video:

Skid Row – I Remember You (Official Music Video)

You’re watching the official music video for Skid Row – ‘I Remember You’ from the 1989 album ‘Skid Row’. Released as the third single from ‘Skid Row’, ‘I Remember You’ peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. SKID ROW: 30TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION is available now!

Carrie Underwood performing Skid Row‘s “I Remember You”:

Carrie Underwood Sings I Remember You By Skid Row (In Farwell, MI)

Uploaded by chuck bryan vergara on 2012-12-03.