Skunk Anansie Biography

Skunk Anansie are a British band whose members include Skin (lead vocals), Cass (guitar, bass, backing vocals), Ace (guitar, backing vocals) and Mark Richardson (drums and percussion).

Skunk Anansie formed in March 1994, disbanded in 2001 and reformed in 2009. The name "Skunk Anansie" is taken from Akann folk tales of Anansi the spider-man of Ghana, with "Skunk" added to "make the name nastier".

They have released five studio albums: Paranoid and Sunburnt (1995), Stoosh (1996), Post Orgasmic Chill (1999), Wonderlustre (2010), Black Traffic (2012), one compilation album Smashes and Trashes (2009) and several hit singles, including "Charity", "Hedonism", "Selling Jesus" and "Weak".

They are often grouped as part of a Britrock movement, running alongside Britpop. The band, in 2004, was named as one of the most successful UK chart acts between 1952 and 2003 by the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, with a total of 141 weeks on both the singles and album charts ranking them at No. 491. When the book first published this annual top 500 list in 2000, it only involved weeks spent on the singles chart until 2004's 17th edition, meaning the band's highest ranking has not been notified in any of the past editions.

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Skunk Anansie to release new album 'Black Traffic' in September

Skin and co's fifth studio album will come out on September 17

  • Jun 12, 2012

Skunk Anansie join Download festival line-up – ticket details

Reformed rockers will play before System Of A Down and Avenged Sevenfold

  • Mar 10, 2011

Skunk Anansie announce new single and greatest hits album

Skin and co. to make their return this year

  • Jul 30, 2009

ACE RESPONSE TO SOLO PLAN

Lemmy! The Stranglers! And, erm Gay Dad!!!

  • Apr 20, 2001

SEVEN YEAR ITCH SPLITS SKUNK

The angst-rockers call it a day after seven years and four million albums...

  • Apr 18, 2001

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Because Of You (Live)

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Skunk Anansie Reviews

Skunk Anansie - 'Black Traffic'

Skunk Anansie - 'Black Traffic'

Clop-hopping, lite-metal from a band that needs to just retire

  • Sep 14, 2012

Ed Case : Good Times

...cluelessly miscalculated bid for indie cred...

  • Jun 14, 2002

Skunk Anansie : Secretly

A mediocre ballad tune meanders disconsolately in the shadow of her stardom, and never quite comes out.

  • May 8, 1999

Post Orgasmic Chill

Their problem was always that they were too big for their own bloody good...

  • Feb 19, 1999

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