Recently I heard this amazing song when I was watching film “15 Minutes” (2001 film starring Robert De Niro and Edward Burns).
This song is ideal combination of energetic music from Maxim Reality and powerful voice of Skin.
Keith Andrew Palmer (born 21 March 1967, in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire), known by his stage name Maxim Reality, is an English singer-songwriter and MC, famous for his work with electronica band The Prodigy. Maxim provided lyrics in the single “Poison” from “Music For the Jilted Generation” (1994), as well as in the hit single “Breathe” and the canned single release “Mindfields” both from “The Fat of the Land” (1997).
Due to the almost constant touring and recording with The Prodigy, Maxim rarely had a chance to make his own solo material. After the band started to take it more easy after the intense touring to support “The Fat of the Land” in late 1998, he finally had the spare time to work and finish some of his projects. That year he released “Dog Day” on the XL promo Against the Grain, which also featured Howlett’s “Dirtchamber Remix” of “Diesel Power” (from The Fat of the Land) and Maxim’s cover version of the Rolling Stones’ “Factory Girl”. On 9 August 1999 Maxim released the EP “My Web“, which contained five tracks. In 2000 Maxim had a collaboration with Skin from Skunk Anansie on the song “Carmen Queasy“, which remains his biggest solo success. A second single, “Scheming“, was released September 11, and finally the full-length album “Hell’s Kitchen“, was released on October 2, 2000. Maxim’s second solo album, “Fallen Angel,” was eventually released in 2005.
Deborah Anne Dyer, better known by the stage name Skin, (born 3 August 1967, Brixton, London) is the lead vocalist of English rock band Skunk Anansie. After forming in 1994, the band released three albums. “Paranoid & Sunburnt” (1995), “Stoosh” (1996) and “Post Orgasmic Chill” (1999) sold over 4 million copies worldwide. They are best known for their single “Weak”, but have had a series of other hits including “Charity”, “Hedonism” and “Charlie Big Potato”.
In 2001 the band decided to split, Skin started her solo career and released two albums – “Fleshwounds” (2003) and “Fake Chemical State” (2005). In 2009 Skunk Anansier was reunited and a greatest hits album, “Smashes And Trashes“, (due for release November 2nd 2009) was also announced. It is a 15-track career-embracing album and includes three brand new tracks – “Because Of You”, “Tear The Place Up” and “Squander”.
Maxim – Carmen Queasy (Feat Skin)