Skunk Anansie Once Mistaken For Nazis By Ignorant Journalists (Top Story)

On Tuesday Skunk Anansie Once Mistaken For Nazis By Ignorant Journalists was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) Skunk Anansie have recalled being mistaken for Nazis by ignorant journalists. The band were on tour in the US in support of 1999 album Post Orgasmic Chill when a local newspaper wrote a preview of their upcoming show which described them a Nazi sympathisers because of singer Skin's shaven head and guitarist Ace's lack of hair.

The media were also thrown by the fact the British group had a song called Little Baby Swastikkka - which is actually a staunchly anti-Nazi statement. Drummer Mark Richardson tells TeamRock Radio: "We were touring Post Orgasmic Chill in the States and we had to cancel a gig because the local press thought we were a bunch of Nazis. They heard that Skin had a skinhead and Ace had no hair."

Skin adds: "And we had a song called Little Baby Swastikkka. They presumed that we were a pro-Nazi band. There was this whole movement in that town to get us banned, so we were banned from playing in that venue.

"When we got there, we got off the tour bus and walked into the radio station... to complete awkward silence. They were like, 'I guess you haven't heard what's been happening here?'

"They told us and I cried with laughter. I said, 'I'm black...if you'd looked at the album cover you'd have noticed that. Little Baby Swastikkka is an anti-Nazi song.

"We're not skinheads....I'm shaven headed and Ace lost his!" Read more - here.

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