This post, and the next few, will all be dedicated to my favorite band with a black bisexual skinhead lead singer.

Skunk Anansie got back together and have a new album coming out in just a couple weeks! I am both excited and depressed about this. I am excited because, fuck, it’s new Skunk Anansie! I love them! I discovered them in 1995 when I saw Strange Days in the theater (my mom and I were two of the eight people who actually saw that movie in the theater). Their amazing song “Selling Jesus” is in that film, and Skin shows up briefly in the movie,a white cross painted across her face. It was a fucking amazing image, and the song was brillaint. However, this was before the age of iTunes and MP3s, and it took me a year to find a fucking CD by the band in a CD store. I bought their third (and until recently, final) CD Post Orgasmic Chill on import, paying 30 some bucks for the fucker. I still have the CD, but the case melted in my car during a Radiohead concert. Which was annoying. Anyways, in case you can’t already tell, I’m a pretty big fan of the group, which is why I’m depressed as much as I am stoked.

Let’s be honest with ourselves, the newly reunited Skunk Anansie is never going to play America. Their new single “My Ugly Boy” (which is EXCELLENT) isn’t going to crack American radio. Shit, their new album might not even get a proper physical release here in the states. I really want the vinyl copy because, well, I want vinyl. But I’d have to pay import prices for that, which sucks. Hopefully someone will pick it up for a US release, but it’ll probably happen after the online release, which means I’ll be buying the damn album twice. Oh well, that’s two more than everyone else in America most likely.

Skunk Anansie
All I Want (DVS Mix)
But The Sex Was Good
Every Bitch But Me
Punk By Numbers
Black Skinhead Coconut Fight

Skunk Anansie, like every British band in the 90s, released 80 billion different singles, each with their own b-sides, remixes and live cuts.  Over the next few days I’ll be putting some choice cuts from these up. These tracks are all b-sides from the “All I Want” single.

3 Responses to “Skunked”

  1. Jenny says:

    Holy cow, this lady’s great.

  2. Lost Turntable says:


  3. Dat says:

    i used to spend years of my teenage life scouring and buying SA singles cos i KNEW they would have at least one new killer track on it. Now i have lost them all to avaricious siblings and this is a welcome taster of what i miss. Thanks!

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