Skin Her Alive

Album: Like An Ever Flowing Stream (1991)

Songfacts®:

  • This song contains the edifying lyrics:

    "I slaughtered the whore
    Skin her alive
    I did it for the thrill
    I had never dreamed it was nice to kill."

    Or at least it is said to, but it's kinda hard to discern.

    This ode to a nascent Jack the Ripper was too much for Her Majesty's Customs & Excise; when they made a routine search at Great Yarmouth, they confiscated eight hundred copies of the album Like An Ever Flowing Stream. However, when the band appeared before the magistrates in July 1992, the bench listened to the entire forty minute CD, ruled it was not in breach of the Obscene Publications Act, and awarded the defence £7,500 costs.
  • According to The Independent of July 30, 1992, "Skin Her Alive" was written by the band's youthful lead vocalist Matti Karki about the murder of a woman in a Stockholm apartment beneath the one in which he was living at the time. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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