Sebastian Bach

Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ

Sebastian Bach - Home Away From Home Tour
Stone Pony
Asbury Park, NJ,  October 18, 2018
Review & Photos By Estelle Massry

Sebastian Bach at the Stone Pony!? What is this 1988!? 
I knew my friend Karin would want to go with me, as she was the biggest Skid Row fan back in the day. She loves Sebastian Bach. But then again who doesn’t!? 

Sebastian Bach and Skid Row are from NJ, born and raised, and still live here. In 1989, Skid Row released their debut album and took the world by storm. Back then, MTV still played music videos and Sebastian became the heart throb of the day. He sang like an angel and looked like a viking god. MTV and the girls couldn’t get enough of him. 

So I broke out my leather jacket, acid washed jeans, white boots and my aqua net and picked up Karin. We were psyched. 

The Pony was packed as we settled in near the stage. The band was high energy from the first note and it only took 3 songs before the Guitar player took his shirt off.
What a way to start the show off: “Slave to the Grind”, “Dance on Your Grave”, and “Here I Am”. The band slows it down and does an amazing version of the Jimi Hendrix classic “Little Wing”. This could be the most beautiful song ever written and it takes confidence to even try to pull this off. They did a great job. 

Then it’s right back into it. “18 and Life”, “I Remember You”, and a cover of Pantera’s “Cemetery Gates”. Bach dedicated the song to Vinnie Paul and all those we lost including David Bowie, Tom Petty, and Lemmy. 

They closed the show with “Rattlesnake Shake”, “Youth Gone Wild” and an encore of “Hell Inside My Head”.  It was an excellent show, we enjoyed it thoroughly. 

After the show Karin and I were hanging backstage with the bands waiting for Sebastian to come out, but he was not feeling it. I was ready to call it a night, but Karin was insisting that we wait by the Bus until we meet Sebastian. We stood by the bus in the freezing cold until 2AM hoping to get a glimpse, but alas it was not meant to be. I had to console Karin as we walked back to the car. She was sobbing as she muttered through her tears “18 and Life!? More like 40 and bed. I am tired”. It sure was a fun night.
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