Paranoid & Sunburnt

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Paranoid & Sunburnt
Skunk Anansie Paranoid and Sunburnt.jpg
Studio album by Skunk Anansie
Released 18 September 1995
Recorded 1994–1995
Genre Alternative rock, punk rock
Length 44:10
Label One Little Indian
Producer Sylvia Massy, Skunk Anansie
Skunk Anansie chronology
Paranoid & Sunburnt
Singles from Paranoid & Sunburnt
  1. "Little Baby Swastikkka"
    Released: November 1994 (promo)
  2. "Selling Jesus"
    Released: 25 March 1995
  3. "I Can Dream"
    Released: 17 June 1995
  4. "Charity"
    Released: 2 September 1995
  5. "Weak"
    Released: 27 January 1996
  6. "Charity"
    Released: 27 April 1996 (reissue)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle4/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau(neither)[3]

Paranoid & Sunburnt is the first studio album by British rock band Skunk Anansie, first released in 1995 via One Little Indian Records. It was re-released in 2005 with a DVD featuring the videos to the singles. This album was recorded with the band's original drummer, Robbie France but he is not featured on the cover. The album, featuring a mix of controversial protest songs (mainly about politics and religion), peaked at #8 in the UK Albums Chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Skin, Len Arran; except "Weak" and "And Here I Stand" written by Skin, Ace, Richard Lewis, Robert France.

# Title Length
1. "Selling Jesus" 3:45
2. "Intellectualise My Blackness" 3:45
3. "I Can Dream" 3:51
4. "Little Baby Swastikkka" 4:04
5. "All in the Name of Pity" 3:23
6. "Charity" 4:33
7. "It Takes Blood & Guts to Be This Cool But I'm Still Just a Cliche" 4:12
8. "Weak" 3:34
9. "And Here I Stand" 5:14
10. "100 Ways to Be a Good Girl" 3:58
11. "Rise Up" 4:05


Five singles were taken from Paranoid and Sunburnt, four of which were commercially released.

"Little Baby Swastikkka" was the first release from the album. It was not a commercial release, however. It was a radio single and only 2,000 copies were pressed.
"Selling Jesus" was the first commercial single release from the album. Released on 25 March 1995, the single peaked at #46 in the Official UK Singles Chart.
"I Can Dream" was the follow-up single released on 17 June 1995, and charted at #41.
"Charity" was the third single released on 2 September 1995, and charted at #40. It was re-released in 1996 (see below).
"Weak" was the fourth single released on 27 January 1996, and charted at #20.
"Charity" was re-released on 27 April 1996 and its peak chart position was greater than the original release. It peaked at #20.


All tracks written by Skin and Len Arran, except:

All tracks produced and recorded by Sylvia Massy and Skunk Anansie. Mixed by Andy Wallace. Recorded at Great Linford Manor Studios.


  1. ^ Parisien, Roch. "Review: Paranoid and Sunburnt - Skunk Anansie". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Langer, Andy (16 November 1995). "Review: SKUNK ANANSIE - Paranoid & Sunburnt (Epic)". Nick Barbaro. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Consumer Guide: Skunk Anansie

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