Skin: Breaking The Silence

Nineties rockers say hello and wave goodbye again.

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Sadly, Skin’s return didn’t last for long. Reunited after an absence of

Beginning with the welcome call of Good To Be Back, the self-financed Breaking The Silence celebrates their reconnection, also touching upon the mid-existence states of its participants via Stronger, The Book Of Your Life and Indestructible.

This may sound cloyingly sentimental, but having notched six Top 40 singles first time around – notably Look But Don’t Touch, with its cry of “Baby, baby, baby!” – Skin still pen first-rate hook-laden anthems.

The rabble-rousing finale of Born To Rock ‘N’ Roll proffers hope that a vocal talent as underrated as Neville Macdonald won’t be silenced for good by Skin’s demise.

Dave Ling

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.