Formed in 1994, Skunk Anansie was regarded as part of the Britrock movement during the late '90s. Until their breakup in 2001, they released three albums, of which Stoosh was the second.
The song focuses on the vocals, heavily supported and contrasted by the guitar parts
Track: Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)
Album: Stoosh (1996)
Label: One Little Indian Records Ltd.
Appears on: DALI CD Vol. 2
Though none of Skunk Anansie's albums or singles ever reached the top of the UK charts, the band became very popular throughout Europe and the US, touring with well-known artists, such as Aerosmith, U2, Lenny Kravitz and Rammstein.
In general, the music on Stoosh is a mix of heavy guitar rock and pop music, topped with intense lyrics and blended with effects and gimmicks throughout the album. By contrast, Hedonism represents the more traditional, less heavy, moderate-sounding songs on the album.
The song begins with guitar and vocals, quickly followed by drums and bass, almost in rock ballad fashion, yet still resembling a pop song.
By contrast, the chorus is played with heavily distorted guitars. Despite this, the song remains a more moderate rock song. The focus of the song is on the vocals, heavily supported and contrasted by the guitar parts. Drums and bass are very tight and well-recorded.
During the entire song, they are never compromised by the heavy guitar sounds, while leaving plenty of space for the lead vocals. The final mastering emphasises all essential parts of the recording without destroying the dynamics and subtleties.
The return of Skunk Anansie
Skunk Anansie reformed in 2009, releasing their greatest hits album Smashes and Trashes. The band's fourth studio album, Wonderlustre, with all new material was released in September 2010.
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