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Sneaker Pimps

    Sneaker Pimps are a British Trip-hop band formed in Hartlepool, England in 1995. They are best known for their first album Becoming X (released in1996) and particularly the singles "6 Underground," "Spin Spin Sugar," and "Tesko Suicide" from the same album. They took their name from an articlethe Beastie Boys published in their Grand Royal magazine about a man they hired to track down classic sneakers.

    The band's founding members were Chris Corner and Liam Howe (both ex-DJs), who then recruited Kelli Dayton (formerly of Lumieres, now recordingunder the name Kelli Ali) for vo ...read more

    Sneaker Pimps are a British Trip-hop band formed in Hartlepool, England in 1995. They are best known for their first album Becoming X (released in1996) and particularly the singles "6 Underground," "Spin Spin Sugar," and "Tesko Suicide" from the same album. They took their name from an articlethe Beastie Boys published in their Grand Royal magazine about a man they hired to track down classic sneakers.

    The band's founding members were Chris Corner and Liam Howe (both ex-DJs), who then recruited Kelli Dayton (formerly of Lumieres, now recordingunder the name Kelli Ali) for vocal duties. After the first album, the band felt that demos for second album (on which Corner provided the guidevocals) better suited his voice, especially in regard to the more raw, personal quality of the lyrics. Combined with the fear of being identified with thefad for trip-hop acts (e.g. Portishead), Dayton was asked to leave the group, and Corner became the singer. « hide

    Similar Bands: IAMX, Portishead, Everybody Loves Irene, Massive Attack, NaNa

    LPs
    Bloodsport
    2002

    3.8
    49 Votes
    Splinter
    1999

    3.7
    30 Votes
    Becoming X
    1996

    3.7
    81 Votes
    Compilations
    Becoming Remixed
    1998

    3.1
    5 Votes

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