Thickskin is the fourth full-length studio album released by Skid Row, and first to feature Sebastian Bach replacement Johnny Solinger and both first and last to feature drummer Phil Varone. The album alienated most fans due to the absence of Bach, with many Skid Row fans believing a reuniting of Skid Row without Bach was not really Skid Row. It charted at number 46 on the Top Independent albums chart
"Ghost" was released as a single with a music video filmed in Miami, Florida. A video was also made for the second single "New Generation" and for "Thick is the Skin", all of which were featured on the DVD "Under the Skin (The Making of Thickskin)".
"I Remember You Two" is a remake of the band's classic hit single I Remember You in a more punk rock influenced fashion. The song "Born A Beggar" was written with Sean McCabe when Skid Row was briefly going under the moniker Ozone Monday.
Critical reception of the album was mostly mixed. Allmusic gave Thinkskin a rating of three stars out of five, and said that the album displayed a sound that trended more towards alternative rock than earlier releases, but was nevertheless "surprisingly good."
Under the Skin (The Making of Thickskin) DVD
"Under the Skin" was released August 12, 2003 and features a behind the scenes look at the making of Skid Row's comeback album Thickskin. Set in a documentary style the DVD also includes a photo gallery, interviews, music videos and live performances.