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This article is about the album. For the French film, see Thick Skinned.
Studio album by Skid Row
Released August 5, 2003
Recorded 2002–2003 in various studios
Genre Heavy metal
Length 46:46
Label Blind Man Sound
Skid Row chronology
40 Seasons: The Best of Skid Row
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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.[1] It charted at number 46 on the Top Independent albums chart[2]

"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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3] 2.5/5 stars[4]

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."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "New Generation"   Rachel Bolan, Dave Sabo 3:18
2. "Ghost"   Bolan, Sabo, Damon Johnson 3:54
3. "Swallow Me (The Real You)"   Bolan, Sabo 3:38
4. "Born a Beggar"   Bolan, Sabo, Scotti Hill, Sean McCabe 4:28
5. "Thick Is the Skin"   Bolan, Sabo 3:48
6. "See You Around"   Bolan, Sabo, Johnson 4:19
7. "Mouth of Voodoo"   Bolan, Sabo, Johnny Solinger 4:26
8. "One Light"   Bolan, Sabo 4:07
9. "I Remember You Two"   Bolan, Sabo 3:20
10. "Lamb"   Bolan, Sabo 3:41
11. "Down from Underground"   Bolan, Sabo, Johnson 4:35
12. "Hittin' a Wall"   Bolan, Hill, Sabo 3:06

Under the Skin (The Making of Thickskin) DVD[edit]

"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.

DVD Track listing[edit]

  1. New Generation
  2. Beat Yourself Blind
  3. Lamb
  4. Mouth Of Voodoo
  5. Thick Is The Skin
  6. One Light
  7. I Remember You Two
  8. Ghost
  9. Quicksand Jesus
  10. Piece Of Me
  11. See You Around



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  2. ^ "Skid Row Album & Song Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  3. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. Thickskin at AllMusic. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  4. ^ Roth, Kaj (2003). "Skid Row - Thickskin". Retrieved February 19, 2013. 

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