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Sneaker Pimps News

EASY 'TIGER'!

Kelli Ali steps back in to the limelight...

  • Apr 2, 2003

PIMP IT UP!

They'll be using the last-minute shows to try out new material...

  • Oct 5, 2000

PIMPS SNEAK OFF

The band and [b]One Little Indian[/b] part company...

  • Aug 8, 2000

SNEAKER PIMPS' CHRIS' MILLENNIUM

More Millennium secrets...

  • Dec 29, 1999

CHRIS CORNER'S SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE

From [a]David Sylvian[/a] to the genius of [a]Scott Walker[/a]...

  • Oct 24, 1999

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Sneaker Pimps Music Videos

Six Underground Play Video

Six Underground

Sneaker Pimps official music video for the track Six Underground

Tesko Suicide Play Video

Tesko Suicide

Sneaker Pimps official music video for the track Tesko Suicide

Spin Spin Sugar Play Video

Spin Spin Sugar

Sneaker Pimps official music video for the track Spin Spin Sugar

Half Life Play Video

Half Life

Sneaker Pimps official music video for the track Half Life

Post Modern Sleaze Play Video

Post Modern Sleaze

Sneaker Pimps official music video for the track Post Modern Sleaze

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Sneaker Pimps Reviews

Sneaker Pimps : Bloodsport

Sneaker Pimps : Bloodsport

Disappointing stuff from former hitmakers...

  • Feb 8, 2002

New York Bowery Ballroom

It's still everything but the girl...

  • Oct 31, 2000

Splinter

This was never supposed to happen....

  • Oct 20, 1999

Sneaker Pimps : Low five

[a]Sneaker Pimps[/a], here reappearing in our sights for the first time in nearly two years, may be much changed, but they are also - arguably - much improved.

  • Aug 14, 1999

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Sneaker Pimps Biography

Sneaker Pimps were a British trip-hop band formed in Hartlepool, England, in 1994. They are best known for their first album Becoming X (released in 1996) and particularly the singles "6 Underground", "Spin Spin Sugar", and "Tesko Suicide" from the same album. They took their name from an article the Beastie Boys published in their Grand Royal magazine about a man they hired to track down classic sneakers.

The band's founding members were Liam Howe and Chris Corner, who then recruited Kelli Dayton (formerly of Lumieres, now recording under the name Kelli Ali) for vocal duties and long-time friend Ian Pickering to provide lyrics. After the first album, the band felt that demos for the second album (on which Corner provided the guide vocals) better suited his voice, especially in regard to the more raw, personal quality of the lyrics. Following the promotional tour for Becoming X, Kelli was dismissed from the group, and Corner became the singer.

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