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Skid Row (Ireland)


ounded in 1968 by 16 year old guitarist Gary Moore with Phil Lynott (bass/vocals), Eric Bell (guitar) and Brian Downey (drums), the line-up would be completely changed a year later with only Moore sticking around to hire Brendan “Brush” Shiels (vocals/bass) and Noel Bridgeman (drums/vocals). Between 1969 and 1970 they released a couple of Irish only 45's before signing to ‘CBS' to release their 1970 album debut of hard edge Blues and Jazz Rock, and getting a supporting tour slot with U.S. act Canned Heat. The self-titled album made 30 in the U.K. while it's successor,34 Hours (1971), failed to match it. It was quickly becoming clear that Moore's talents were demanding more than the limited confines the act could offer so he left, with Paul Chapman taking his place, that tenure was short lived, however, for the act folded shortly later.

Footnote: Do not confuse this act with the U.S. Glam Metal act under the same name.

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Nation Ireland
City Dublin
Promotional Address Unknown
Genre Hard Rock
Formations/Versions 1
Web Unknown
Active Years 1968-1971
E-Mail Unknown
Old RRCA File Code UC000235
New Reference Code 688