Charlie Big Potato

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"Charlie Big Potato"
Skunk anansie charlie.jpg
Single by Skunk Anansie
from the album Post Orgasmic Chill
B-side "Feel"
"80s Mellow Drone"
"Sane"
"Jack Knife Ginal"
Released March 1999
Format CD, Cassette, Vinyl Record
Length 4:45
Label Virgin (UK)
Writer(s) Skin, Len Arran
Producer(s) Skunk Anansie, Clif Norrell
Skunk Anansie singles chronology
"Brazen (Weep)"
(1997)
"Charlie Big Potato"
(1999)
"Secretly"
(1999)

"Charlie Big Potato" was the first single taken from Post Orgasmic Chill by Skunk Anansie. The single came after the band switched record labels moving away from the independent label One Little Indian onto Virgin Records. It was released in March 1999, almost 2 years after their previous single. It reached number seventeen on the UK Singles Chart.

CD1 came with an interactive element featuring the video and CD 2 came with three specially produced polaroid photographs of the band. The song was a favourite at festivals and Skin often performs a slower version of the song at her solo gigs. It was also featured in the 2000 movie Hollow Man.

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Giuseppe Capotondi. The bizarre video shows the band appearing in different locations, with Skin waking up in a toilet, followed by a boy beginning to realise that his nightmares have become real. It is a homage to Metallica's music video for "Enter Sandman"[citation needed].

Track listing[edit]

CD single - CD1[edit]

# Title Length
1. "Charlie Big Potato" 4:45
2. "Feel" 5:28
3. "80s Mellow Drone" 3:50
4. Interactive Section n/a

CD single - CD2[edit]

# Title Length
1. "Charlie Big Potato" 4:45
2. "Sane" 5:11
3. "Jack Knife Ginal" 4:17

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