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.