Skunk Anansie is a British alternative rock band from London, England, formed in 1994 with the most notable member being the shaved head singer Deborah Dyer (aka Skin) who is accompanied by 'Ace on guitar, Cass on bass and Mark Richardson on drums. He was disbanded in 2001 after releasing three albums - Paranoid and Sunburnt (1995), Stoosh (1996), and Post Orgasmic Chill (1999) - which have been successful throughout Europe. The band reformed in 2009, and released three other studio albums, Wonderlustre (2010), Black Traffic (2012) and Anarchytecture (2016), as well as an album in concert.
The band was originally formed by Skin and Cass under the name Mamma Wild. They are then joined by Ace, who replaces the previous guitarist, and the group is renamed Skunk Anansie in February 1994. The name of the group comes from the word of an African language "anansia", which means spider or spider-man and refers to Anansi, a mythical character of some African tales> (distorted into " Aunt Nancy " across the Atlantic). The word " skunk " means skunk but may also refer to a variety of cannabis and has been added to make the name of the group "more mean" .
The band plays its first public concert in a London club, the Splash (renamed from "Monto Water Rats" ), in March 1994 and then has Robbie France as drummer. The group stands out for its musical style that mixes punk, metal and funk, with its provocative lyrics, such as the songs "Little Baby Swastikka" and Selling Jesus , and by the scenic presence and look of Skin>.
The band recorded their first album, in "> Paranoid and Sunburnt , in six weeks in a haunted house near London>. Robbie France leaves the band soon after and is replaced by Mark Richardson, whom the group met at the Kerrang ceremony! Awards>. In this one, he wins the prize for best new British band. lang = "en"> Paranoid and Sunburnt released on September 21, 1995 at One Little Indian Records and reached 8> place in UK album sales ranking> . He is certified platinum in this country in 1998>. The singles Charity and Weak are both ranked at 20 > Place of UK Singles Chart . Two songs from the album, Feed and Selling Jesus , appear in the soundtrack of the film Strange Days (1995).