Skew Siskin

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Skew Siskin are a German hard rock band based in Berlin. The formed in 1990 when guitarist Jim Voxx met up with singer Nina C. Alice. The band's original line up was completed by the addition of drummer Nik Terry and bass guitarist Jogi Rautenberg.[1] The band's name translated into English means "Crazy Bird"; Nina C. Alice chose the name as due to spending time living in Britain knew that "bird" there is often colloquially used to refer to women.[2]

They signed up with Giant Records in 1992, under whose label they released their debut album, the self-titled Skew Siskin, in 1992.[1] The album showcased an aggressive hard-rock sound compared with both AC/DC and Motörhead,[3][4] and received favourable reviews.[4] The track "If the Walls Could Talk" became a minor hit on MTV.[5] During 1993 and 1994 the band toured Europe with Accept, Alice Cooper and Anthrax, Saxon and also with Black Sabbath in the USA. They also played shows with a variety of other bands including Motörhead and Monster Magnet.[4] Motörhead's frontman Lemmy was impressed with the German rock band, and would go on to collaborate with Skew Siskin on several occasions in the following years[1][6]



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  1. ^ a b c "Biography - Skew Siskin". Laut (in German). Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  2. ^ "20 Questions with Nina C. Alice, 10/21/03". Metal Sludge. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Skew Siskin". The BNR Metal Pages. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Bio (2007)" (PDF). Skew Siskin. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Skew Siskin - Biography". Metal Storm. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  6. ^ MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Records Second 'Solo' Track With SKEW SISKIN - Dec. 28, 2003 Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Band page - Skew Siskin". Tartarean Desire. Retrieved 29 December 2015.