Smashes and Trashes

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Smashes and Trashes
Greatest hits album by Skunk Anansie
Released 14 September 2009
Recorded 1994-2009
Genre Alternative rock, rock, Britrock, punk rock, indie rock, alternative metal, hard rock
Label One Little Indian, Virgin
Skunk Anansie chronology
Post Orgasmic Chill
Smashes and Trashes
Singles from Smashes and Trashes
  1. "Tear the Place Up"
    Released: 3 July 2009 (Music video and free download only)
  2. "Because of You"
    Released: 14 September 2009
  3. "Squander"
    Released: 9 November 2009

Smashes and Trashes is a greatest hits album by the British rock band Skunk Anansie. It is a 15-track career-embracing album and includes three previously unreleased tracks; "Tear the Place Up", "Because of You" and "Squander". The bonus track edition includes acoustic versions of "Weak" and "Because of You". This is the band's first new material since splitting in 2001. The album was released surrounding a greatest hits tour around Europe.

On 3 July 2009, the music video for "Tear the Place Up" was posted on MySpace. On 10 August 2009 a new video and song, "Because of You", was presented exclusively on It was released on 14 September 2009 in the UK, with "Squander" following on 9 November 2009.

In Italy the album was certified Gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry for sales in excess of 30,000 copies.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Charlie Big Potato"   5:32
2. "I Can Dream"   3:35
3. "Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)"   3:28
4. "Tear the Place Up"   2:59
5. "Weak"   3:33
6. "Secretly"   4:47
7. "Because of You"   4:28
8. "All I Want"   3:54
9. "Brazen (Weep)"   4:33
10. "Twisted"   4:14
11. "Squander"   4:29
12. "Lately"   3:55
13. "Selling Jesus"   3:51
14. "Charity"   4:38
15. "You'll Follow Me Down"   4:03
16. "Weak" (acoustic version; bonus track edition only) 3:13
17. "Because of You" (acoustic version; bonus track edition only) 4:18


  1. ^ "Certificazioni ARTISTI - Dalla settimana 1 del 2009 alla settimana 14 del 2011" (PDF) (in Italian). p. 5. Retrieved 25 April 2010.