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Of Skins & Heart (30th Anniversary Remaster)


Download links and information about Of Skins & Heart (30th Anniversary Remaster) by The Church. This album was released in 1981 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Psychedelic genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 47:41 minutes.

Artist: The Church
Release date: 1981
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Psychedelic
Tracks: 11
Duration: 47:41
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No. Title Length
1. For a Moment We're Strangers 3:55
2. Chrome Injury 4:02
3. The Unguarded Moment 4:14
4. Memories In Future Tense 4:46
5. Bel-Air 3:59
6. Is This Where You Live 7:39
7. She Never Said 3:17
8. Fighter Pilot...Korean War 4:29
9. Don't Open the Door To Strangers 3:28
10. In a Heartbeat 3:50
11. Busdriver 4:02



The 1981 debut album by Australia’s Church deftly bottlenecks chiming guitars and image-rich (yet ambiguous) worldviews (“Poor tormented automan/Giant pincers for a hand”) with ’60s pop, ’70s punk, and postpunk. Then they let it out in poppy, smart ways. Steve Kilbey is a gifted singer and lyricist, and here he trades on a Jim Carroll–like gray-day purity in that he sounds a lot more innocent (and disconnected) than he really is (though Kilbey isn’t using drug imagery like Carroll). Kilbey's low-register croon and talky persuasiveness effortlessly push meanings beyond simple verse-chorus trappings, though some tunes (like “She Never Said”) detail complicated love plots in simple ways. The slow-burning crescendo of “Is There Where You Live” has to be one of the most nuanced moments in ’80s rock, while “Fighter Pilot … Korean War” and “Bel-Air” share an unshakable sadness. The punchy and tolling “The Unguarded Moment” is absolute power-pop brilliance, while the anthems “Chrome Injury” and “Memories in Future Tense” make arguments in favor of The Church being the era’s best stripped-down rock ’n’ roll band.