Whose disease is cat skin?

Many, many, many years ago, when I was a sixth former, we had a record player in our common room. One person was a big fan of The Skids. He played their records so often that the sarcastic remark “Oh, The Skids – that makes a change” became a ubiquitous complaint.

I could never understand their lyrics – a problem that the cassette tape manufacturers Maxell picked up on. The advertisement is great fun and I stumbled across it again today by the wonders of t’internet. However, I’m not convinced that even if I heard it on a Maxell I’d be able to work out what they’re really singing.

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  • Excellent ad. I remember the lyrics that way even now. The power of suggestion, as Harry Hill would say. It’s actually quite disappointing if you look up what the lyrics are supposed to be. And, as you say, it’s due to the song itself not what you’re playing it on!

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