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Artist: Skin

Title: Skin

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1994

Label: Parlophone

Catalog Number: 724383117727

Personnel

Neville MacDonald lead vocals, guitar
Myke Gray guitars
Andy Robbins bass
Dicki Fliszar drums, percussion

Tracks

1.  Money  
2.  Shine Your Light  
3.  House of Love  
4.  Colour Blind  
5.  Which Are the Tears  
6.  Look But Don't Touch  
7.  Nightsong  
8.  Tower of Strength  
9.  Revolution  
10.  Raised on Radio  
11.  Wings of an Angel  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: David Date: February 1, 2003 at 5:17
Raised On Radio, turn it up until your speakers blow!!

From: TIM Date: February 1, 2003 at 6:10
You borrowed mighty heavily from Firehouse there David.

From: David Date: February 1, 2003 at 6:17
TIM, what can I say, I'm a big fan of C.J.'s work. I'm sure he wouldn't mind LOL!

From: M. Allen Date: February 2, 2003 at 23:32
This band sounds similar to TYKETTO. Not as good, mind you, but the resemblence is there. You could insert a photo of this band next to the word "average" in the dictionary. It's banal without being bad, mediocre with being a mess, formulaic without being a flop. In other words, you won't play this CD too often, but when you do play it, it's not so terrible that you consider sticking bamboo slivers under your fingernails to take your mind off the agony in your ears...

From: robert Date: February 3, 2003 at 23:56
Bueno, no estan mal, yo les daria una oportunidad, pues sin duda intentaron mantener viva la llama d los 80', y eso se nota en las composiciones, quizas recuerden un poco a los LITTLE ANGELS,pero tiene temas q enganchan, y eso ya es algo. un 6 d 10

From: Yvo Date: March 13, 2003 at 20:00
As i started collecting this was one of the first i've bought. "look but don't tough" is still the one for blowing out your speakers in your car. Eight out of ten.

From: alexx glam Date: August 19, 2003 at 18:38
buen disco me gusta ese groove que tienen combinado con algo de sus raices inglesas le doy un 8

From: digg it Date: October 31, 2003 at 6:57
This is a fine album, hardly a bad track on it they went on to make another great album called lucky but then started to dabble with grunge. Yeah if you like tyketto you'll like this. 'Tower of strength' is an all time favourite of mine

From: CC Date: November 6, 2003 at 16:19
I bought the limited edition version with a bonus CD & it just rocks. Shame the band changed styles so rapidly,they had something good going but totally blew it with a grungier sound that nobody bought into!

From: Aero Force Mike Date: December 13, 2003 at 18:35
Great album - Tyketto meets Thunder I'd say. Neville Macdonald has a great bluesy soulful voice and the songs are full of as much emotion as they are kickass classic rock. It's just great song after great song, each filled with an element that'll make you rewind it infront of your friends and go "just listen to that bit... awesome!". Just NEVER EVER buy anything that came out after this CD, they abandoned their style and talent after this... and Neville forgot how to sing.

From: MJ Date: December 13, 2003 at 18:58
WOW!!! I'm sold with just two words in the above comments....TYKETTO AND THUNDER......two of my favorites!! Is this thing hard to get hold of, or fairly common??

From: MJ (Marla) Date: December 31, 2003 at 23:12
I just got this..and I have to say.....WOW!!!! I have a new CD to add to my list of favorites!!! This is GREAT!!! Ok.....I hear the Thunder references.. not so much the Tyketto... "Look But Don't Touch" (to me) sounds a whole lot like Mr.Big. All around.....NOT a bad song on this.....these vocals are damn near perfection.....to me!!!!!

From: Aero Force Mike Date: January 24, 2004 at 1:25
Glad you like it MJ. My girl gave me the album ages ago going "you're gonna love these guys" and sure enough I did, an absolutely stunning album; a lost classic released just WAY too late... Colour Blind is probably my favorite on the album, but the whole thing is stunning. It's such a shame Neville MacDonald threw his voice in the toilet after this and later on even used distortion on it. After 'Skin' they sucked to hell, don't even bother, just love & enjoy the album you've got!

From: cosmo Date: January 29, 2004 at 17:25
bueno, como he sido seguidor suyo del primero al último album solo puedo decir que son los más mejores (para mi), solo comparables a los Thunder en sus primeros años. A diferencia de Thunder, que fue suavizando su estilo con el tiempo, a Skin le pasó lo contrario: sus discos son progresivamente más duros. Un 10 de 10.

From: CC Date: February 19, 2004 at 11:05
For those interested the bonus CD version includes the tracks Unbelieveable (EMF cover),Pump it up (Elvis Costello cover),Hangin on the telephone (Blondie cover),Express yourself (Madonna cover),Funktified,Monkey,Should I stay or should I go (Clash cover),Dog eat dog (Adam Ant cover),Down Down Down,Good good lovin. Well worth finding just for the cover songs!

From: border rat Date: March 3, 2004 at 8:19
Thanks to CC for the info on the bonus tracks.This is the band's best release and I was sorry that they did not continue playing melodic rock instead of the horrible grunge flavoured stuff on their later cds.This is an above average album which could have done with a few more hard rock songs.Check out Myke and Andy's other BRILLIANT band JAGGED EDGE.One of the greatest British bands of all time in my humble opinion.

From: sara Date: March 28, 2004 at 6:26
Saw Skin live a couple of times - blew my mind away. Such a shame they split up. Neville's voice totally rocks!

From: Geoff Date: September 10, 2004 at 3:29
Where were people like you when I tried to see this on ebay???!!! Oh well, it's gone now (for about usd$3.00) and I'm happy enough. I guess there are people out there who like this, but for me it was clear that Matti Alfonzetti bought the melodic edge to Jagged Edge, and Mike Gray bought the bluesy (boring?) edge. This is good if you like standard hard rock. To me, it's boring and lacks hooks or memorable moments. Just me, I guess.

From: javi Date: January 31, 2005 at 14:05
esta de puta madre

From: cymruaorman Date: October 3, 2007 at 6:52
if you love this album check out neville's pre skin band 'kooga' now that's pure class,a lot more melodic with some killer ballads too.

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: October 4, 2007 at 2:31
GOOD CD 87/100 IF YOU LIKE AEROSMITH/THE SCREAM/THUNDER/TESLA/BADLANDS/JAGGED EDGE/LITTLE ANGELS/LYNCH MOB etc...then buy this one !

From: 80s hero Date: October 17, 2007 at 14:37
Terrible album este de SKIN, por cierto el mejor de su carrera por varios cuerpos, Neville MacDonald canta en este disco como si tuviese que dejar la vida en ello, esto es cantar con huevos! Sin necesidad de gritar o hacerse el malo. "House of Love" "Look but Don't Touch" y la bellísima balada "Which Are the Tears" son los temas sobresalientes aunque el resto del disco no baja el nivel en ningun momento. Cómpralo o te faltara una pieza importántisima del hard rock inglés!

From: the rocker Date: October 8, 2010 at 23:37
So this is what half of Jagged Edge uk Did After, what a shame

From: Reverend Mayhem Date: December 10, 2012 at 10:08
It's a shame this band never lived up to it's full potential, as this album comes closest to demonstrating what could have been. By far their best disc, everything following was an attempt at "relevancy" of the times (late '90s) by incorporating more Grunge/Alternative elements. Here they're delivering a hard-edged '80s radio rock with slight blues tinges. The band are all quite capable, especially guitarist Myke Gray (Jagged Edge) and drummer Dicki Fliszar (Bruce Dickinson). But the shining diamond here is Nev McDonald, a truly great and under-appreciated rock vocalist -- under better circumstances the guy should have been a star. (Check out "Colourblind" for one of the best rock vocal performances of all time.) It's just too bad he didn't have better material to work with overall. "House of Love," "Colourblind," and "Money" are the exceptions, with the stand-out tune being the catchy "Look But Don't Touch," which would have been massive had it come out ten years earlier. Otherwise th

From: Reverend Mayhem Date: December 10, 2012 at 10:14
(con't): Otherwise the songs are pretty predictable/forgettable -- outside songwriting help might have perked things up a bit. Sadly, from here things didn't get any better, with only touches of bright moments throughout the remainder of their catalogue. Still, anyone who appreciates a great rock vocalist owes it to themself to seek out this album for Nev's performance alone. Nev: 100/100 -- Album: 70/100

From: 123charpenay Date: February 26, 2013 at 12:08
the singer is excellent he have a big mouth, the songs are great but not at my taste.this album sound too bluesy for me.the sound of the guitars (after several spins) is really boring too blues not many hard.not my cup of tea.

From: Ydol eM Date: December 2, 2014 at 15:41
Very good indeed. Bluesy hard rock with an excellent singer and very well-produced songs. Something for those who like early Whitesnake, Rockhead, Gotthard, Beggars & Thieves or some bands mentioned above (Jagged Edge...). 90/100.


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