Charting the Skunk Anansie singer’s fascinating musical journey as well as her role as a trail-blazing social and cultural activist and champion of LGBTQ+ rights, It Takes Blood and Guts is an extraordinary read from a unique talent.
Skin, the trail-blazing lead singer of multi-million-selling rock band Skunk Anansie, is a global female icon. As an incendiary live performer, she shatters preconceptions about race and gender. As an activist and inspirational role model she has been smashing through stereotypes for over twenty-five years. With her striking visual image and savagely poetic songs, Skin has been a groundbreaking influence both with Skunk Anansie and as a solo artist.
From her difficult childhood growing up in Brixton to forming Skunk Anansie in the sweat-drenched backrooms of London's pubs in the '90s, from the highs of headlining Glastonbury to the toll her solo career took on her personal life, Skin's life has been extraordinary. She also talks powerfully about her work as social and cultural activist, championing LGBTQ+ rights at a time when few artists were out and gay. Told with honesty and passion, this is the story of how a black, working-class girl with a vision fought poverty and prejudice to write songs, produce and front her own band, and become one of the most influential women in British rock.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
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“A trip down musical memory lane. Loved it.”
I remember dancing to Skunk Anansie in my college days in the 90's. Skin was an enigma and I loved her style, music and voice. This book shows how hard she worked to get where she is today, it's also a great... More
“fascinating insight into Skins journey”
What an incredible read that is from the Heart of one shy but determined woman- Skin !
Insightful into her humble beginnings to Global Rock Star and supporting so many Charities.
Must read xxxx
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