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Skunk Anansie

Skunk Anansie are a British four piece band whose members include Skin (lead vocals), Cass (guitar, bass, backing vocals), Ace (guitar, backing vocals) and Mark Richardson (drums and percussion). 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 six studio albums: Paranoid & Sunburnt (1995), Stoosh (1996), Post Orgasmic Chill (1999), Wonderlustre (2010), Black Traffic (2012) and Anarchytecture (2016); one compilation album, Smashes and Trashes (2009); and a slew of hit singles, including “Secretly”, “Charity”, “Hedonism”, “Selling Jesus” and “Weak”. In 2004 the band was named one of the most successful UK chart acts by the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, with a total of 141 weeks on both the singles and album charts. The band have played all the major world festivals over the course of their successful career and even played for the Dalai Lama and at the 80th birthday celebrations for Nelson Mandela.