Saturday, December 13, 2014

Skin: Sanity

This particular Skin is a Boston band from the 1980s, and apart from a 12” single that came out previous to this album, this 1978 full-length was all they released (on a custom imprint, as far as I can tell). It’s all pretty much bar-band medium-rock, except “Kakania”, which is the reason I originally bought it: a dark uptempo jungle instrumental with skronky sax riffs and vocals coming through an in-the-cracks harmonizer. Boston animator Karen Aqua made it the inspiration for her animated short of the same name in 1989, and I saw it at The Flicks in Boise, Idaho in one of the first theatrical collections of animated shorts I ever saw, which got me hooked on animated shorts for life.

U Flip 4 Evry 1
Beating Me Back
Troubled Sleep
Y Am I So Cool?
Hit on the Head
Kakania (Part 1)
Kakania (Part 2)
Venus Flytrap
(When You) Grow Up
Evrythingiz Fallin
Skin Sanity
Matter Over Mind
Ha-Ha-Ha

Album audio & artwork

DISCLAIMER: To the best of my knowledge, this work is out of print and not available for purchase in any format. If you are the artist and are planning a reissue, please let me know and I’ll remove it from the blog. Also please get in touch if you’ve lost your art &/or sound masters and would like to talk with me about my restoration work.

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