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Early Skin-Deep were influenced in a big way by the Cockney Rejects and punk bands of the time like Peter & The Test Tube Babies, Angelic Upstarts and Stiff Little Fingers. But by the time their album was recorded they were much closer to bands like The Housemartins, Redskins, Madness, The Clash,The Jam, The Burial, Northern Soul and Ska.
In fact not one song that they played at their first gig made it onto the album.
Skin-Deep only had 3 official releases. The 2 tracks that were on the compilation albums and 'More Than Skin-Deep' album which was released before the CD boom and was released only on vinyl.
All later releases (and there are loads of them) are unofficial and not with the bands permission, even the double CD with The Burial. The only exception to this is the re-release of the album in 2014 on KeepinOn Records.
All Skin-Deep songs were written by Wayne Kenyon and Mik Whitnall.

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The Skinhead Lennon & McCartney

CLICK HERE TO BUY 'MORE THAN SKIN-DEEP' ALBUM

Click on the links below to hear the songs.

'All The Fun', 'Come Into My Parlour', 'Another Way' & 'My Life's Fine'.

'There's Much More'. 'Baddies Boogie'. 'I Wont Be Fooled' & 'What Else Could We Do'

'Our Own Way'. 'More Than Skin Deep'. 'The Sycamores'.

"It goes more than skin deep."