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Just what the world needs.
I went to see Mogwai and Mercury Rev instead.
3 very good albums from this band.
It was a good gig.
name SCAM (Skin, Cass, Ace and Mark) at the water rats on april 2nd and 3rd , thats what i heard anyway
They were great live.
They ruled my teenage years.
I'm still waiting for Skin to reignite her solo career.
for anything in London, skin appears to be playing.
that SA were the second biggest selling band of all time in Iceland, after the Beatles. Not sure if it's still true, but I was mighty impressed.
a one-sided promo 7" of Little Baby Swastika.
Steve Lamacq sent them out to the first few folk who wrote in to request a copy. I wrote in and politely asked for one of the Skunk And Nancy 7"'s. :-)
of 500 only via the BBC. According to the intertrons.
i meant to add that i wish i'd sold it when they were famous, it's probably worth fuck all now. Little baby swastika is an awesome song, everything else they did was fucking dire.
one listings magazine had them as Skunk And Anti.
saw them supporting the Pistols/Iggy at Finsbury park in 97 and I was really impressed how good they were. Not sure if the world has moved on now but i would be interested in seeing them in a small initmate venue.
i fucking hope not,they better not bring terrorvision with em..
I don't think these two events are in any way connected though.
on the Sunday closest to May Day in the early 90s?
Skunk Anansia headlined the one in 1995. It was before the release of Selling Jesus I think, but they'd had loads of hype in the press so the tent was rammed. It was the first time I ever received the post-gig injury best described as 'Pogoers calf'.
The following year Dub War were due to play, but they didn't turn up so I think we were subjected to Fun-Da-Mental instead : (
I recall reading an interview with Skin in which she seemed upset at the way their record company had tried to market them in the US.
It seems the US label was simply incapable of grasping the concept of black people wanting to be in rock bands with white people or to play rock music at all (I guess Jimi Hendrix/Phil Lynott/Lenny Kravitz or....delta blues and the entire roots of the artform had passed them by somehow) and always sent them to their 'Black Music' division who were busy marketing gangsta rap to suburban white kids.
I think they'd have had a far easier ride these days and Skin's voice remains incredible.
and they were rad - they were an awesome live band back in the day and it seemed like every tune they played was killer, no filler.
Support band that night: Muse.
is true. it's fantastic.
this is a positive thread.
ignore the first post's negativity.