They’re selling Jesus again!
Skunk Anansie were back at the Water Rats fifteen years after it all started there. But this was no nostalgia trip, they seemed just perfect for this moment in 2009.
Skin was dressed in a frightening feather-like outfit. She looked scarier than a velociraptor, although this was no Jurassic Park. This was now and the future too. She was joined onstage by Cass and Ace whilst Mark Richardson had taken time out from drumming with Feeder to complete the line up that the band had so much success with from touring the first album onwards.
This was billed as a secret gig under the name SCAM (Skin, Cass, Ace, Mark), sold out in twenty minutes and if you weren’t one of those lucky few who found that window of opportunity open then you could’ve paid up to £400 a ticket via eBay!
Greatest Hits here we come… Selling Jesus, I Can Dream, Charity, Weak, Brazen and all. And they’re still asking who put the little baby swastikkka on the wall! The whole set was familiar except for one track I never caught the name of but, according to guitar hero Ace, there’s a lot more to follow where that came from.
Skunk Anansie have risen from the ashes, just like the phoenix and the flame etc – and guess what? They’re gonna be huge! Again. Huger than before.
So, exciting times ahead if you’re a Skunk fan because this ain’t no one night stand. It is a new beginning and it makes a lot of sense. Stay tuned Mr Charlie Big Potato, just because it feels good DOES make it right.