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Music / Skunk Anansie

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Left to right - Cass, Skin, Mark, Ace
"Just because you feel good,
It doesn't make you right (oh no),
Just because you feel good,
Still want you here tonight..."
"Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)"

Skunk Anansie are a British Alternative Rock band formed in 1994. Their heyday was from 1994 to 2001 before they broke up. They reunited in 2009 with a lower profile. They attracted a lot of press at the time for having a singer who was black, female, bald and openly bisexual with a black bass player and white drummer and guitarist in contrast to the normal "four straight white guys" profile of 90s alternative rock bands. Skin, the outspoken lead vocalist often tackled racism and homophobia in both their songs and concerts.

The band is named after "Anansi", a spider-man Trickster God (no relation to the comic book character) from African folk tales and the slang term for a strong version of cannabis.


  • Deborah "Skin" Dyer - lead vocals, guitar, theremin (1994-2001; 2009–present)
  • Martin "Ace" Kent - guitar, backing vocals (1994-2001; 2009–present)
  • Richard "Cass" Lewis - bass, guitar, backing vocals (1994-2001; 2009–present)
  • Mark Richardson - drums, percussion, backing vocals (1995-2001; 2009–present)


  • Paranoid and Sunburnt (1995)
  • Stoosh (1996)
  • Post Orgasmic Chill (1999)
  • Wonderlustre (2010)
  • Black Traffic (2012)
  • Anarchytecture (2016)

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