Skunk Anansie (UK)

Skunk Anansie is a British rock band, led by vocalist / guitarist Deborah Anne Dyer (b. 3 Aug 1967, Brixton, London, UK - aka Skin). Other members included Richard Lewis (bass - aka Cass), Martin Kent (guitar - aka Ace), Mark Richardson (drums - replaced Robbie France). They débuted with the track Little Baby Swastikkka (1994, One Little Indian). The group broke up in 2001 and reformed in 2009. Their latest release is the album "Black Traffic" (Sep 2012)

They were named after the West-African folk tales of Anansie the spider-man, with "Skunk" added to "make the name nastier". They were sometimes grouped as part of a Britrock movement, running alongside Britpop. They were labelled a "political" band, but the group has emphasize...

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