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Chumbawamba
Chumbawamba playing live at Luton Library, May 1985
Chumbawamba playing live at Luton Library, May 1985
Background information
Also known as Skin Disease
Antidote (with The Ex)
Scab Aid
Sportchestra (with several dozen other artists)
The Middle (as a hoax)
Origin Flag of England England
Genre(s) Dance, Anarcho Punk, Rock, Folk, World, Punk Rock, Cabaret, Pop, A cappella, Acoustic rock
Years active 1982 - present
Label(s) MUTT
EMI
Agit-Prop Records
Associated
acts
Passion Killers (an offshoot of Chumbawamba, particularly active in the 1980s)
Notsensibles (Burnley based punk band, for whom Boff illustrated an album cover)
Website http://www.chumba.com/
Members
Boff Whalley
Lou Watts
Jude Abbot
Neil Ferguson
Former members
Alice Nutter
Danbert Nobacon
Harry Hamer
Dunstan Bruce
Paul Greco
Simon Commonknowledge
Mavis Dillon
Cobie Laan

Chumbawamba are an English band that started out playing punk rock, but over a 25-year career have gone on to play music ranging from pop influenced dance music and world music to acoustic folk music. The band are best known for their song "Tubthumping" and are generally influenced by anarchist political stances and irreverant attitude to authority. Image File history File links Chumbawumba_Luton_Library_May_1985. ... The Ex is an anarchist punk rock band from the Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... Theory and practice Issues History Culture By region Lists Related Anarchism Portal Politics Portal ·        Anarcho-punk is a faction of the punk subculture that consists of bands, groups and individuals promoting anarchist politics. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Folk song redirects here. ... World music is, most generally, all the music in the world. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue — a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting around the tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... This article is about the vocal technique. ... Folk rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Mutt has more than one meaning: When referring to a dog, mutt means a mixed-breed dog with parents from different breeds. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... This article refers to the UK based record label and should not be confused with Agitprop! Records. ... Boff Whalley (b. ... Lou Watts is an Essex-born member of British anarchist band, Chumbawamba. ... Jude Abbot is an Essex-born member of British anarchist band, Chumbawamba. ... Danbert Nobacon pictured playing live at Leeds University, 1986, supporting Conflict Danbert Nobacon, real name Nigel Hunter, was vocalist and keyboard player of the Leeds based anarchist band Chumbawamba. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... World music is, most generally, all the music in the world. ... Folk song redirects here. ... Tubthumping is a song by Chumbawamba, the single release went to UK #2 in 1997 and US #6 in the single charts in 1997. ...

Contents

Band history

Early years

Chumbawamba were formed in 1982 from two other bands based in Yorkshire, The Passion Killers and Chimp Eats Banana. Inspired musically by The Fall and the anarchist political stances of Crass, Chumbawamba's activities in the early years were based around a communal house in Armley, Leeds. Stalwarts of the cassette culture scene, the band was featured on many compilations. Chumbawamba were at the forefront of the 1980s anarcho-punk movement, frequently playing benefit gigs in squats and small halls for causes such as animal rights, the anti-war movement, and community groups. The band shared all touring revenue equally between every member of the band as well as the crew that helped them perform each night, a practice that they still adhere to[citation needed]. The band's collective political views are often described as anarchist. Yorkshire is a historic county of northern England. ... This article is about the band. ... For information about the anarchist writer, see Chris Crass Crass was an English anarchist punk rock band, formed in 1977[1][2] and based around Dial House, an open house community near Epping, Essex. ... An intentional community is a planned residential community designed to promote a much higher degree of social interaction than other communities. ... There is also a town in Saskatchewan called Armley. ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation) and Leeds City (disambiguation). ... Cassette culture was in part an offshoot of the mail art movement of the 1970s and 1980s. ... The anarchy symbol commonly used by anarcho-punks Anarcho-punk (sometimes known as peace-punk) is a subgenre of the punk rock movement consisting of groups and bands promoting specifically anarchist ideas. ... For other uses, see squat. ... Animal liberation redirects here. ... Anti war protest in Melbourne, Australia, 2003 Anti_war is a name that is widely adopted by any social movement or person that seeks to end or oppose a future or current war. ... Anarchist redirects here. ...


Sky and Trees and Agit-Prop Records

By the mid-1980s Chumbawamba had begun to release material using the vinyl format on their own Agit-Prop record label, which had evolved from an earlier project, Sky and Trees Records. The first LP, Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records (1986) was a critique of the then current Live Aid concert organised by Bob Geldof, which the band argued was primarily a cosmetic spectacle designed to draw attention away from the real political causes of world hunger. A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... This article refers to the UK based record label and should not be confused with Agitprop! Records. ... Sky and Trees Records is a record label set up by United Kingdom band Chumbawamba in 1983. ... Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records was the first full-length album by anarcho-punk band Chumbawamba. ... Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof[1], KBE[2], known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951) [3], is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Hunger is applied literally to the need or craving for food; it can also be applied metaphorically to cravings of other sorts. ...


Their 1988 album "English Rebel Songs 1381 - 1914" was a recording of traditional songs from that period, and was very different from their preceding work.


One Little Indian Records

By the late 1980s and early 1990s, Chumbawamba had begun to absorb influences from techno music and dance culture. The band moved away from their original anarcho-punk roots and evolving a pop sensibility with releases such as Slap! (1990) and the sample-heavy Shhh (1992) (originally intended to be released as Jesus H Christ!, this album had to be withdrawn and re-recorded because of copyright problems). Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. ... Slap! is a 1990 album by anarchist punk band Chumbawamba. ... This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ... // S Single H Human H Help H Here In sitewars, Shhh was a code to say there was someone here to help with support but no technical assistance. ... Not to be confused with copywriting. ...


After signing to the independent One Little Indian record label, Anarchy (1994) lyrically remained as politically uncompromising as ever, continuing to address issues such as homophobia (see song "Homophobia" [1], the music video of which features the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence), the Criminal Justice Act and the rise of fascism in the UK following the election of a British National Party councillor in south-east London in 1993. For the Disney film starring James Garner, see One Little Indian (1973 film). ... Anarchy is a 1994 album by anarcho-punk band Chumbawamba. ... A protest by The Westboro Baptist Church, a group identified by the Anti-Defamation League as virulently homophobic. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... From San Francisco, Sister Sistah, Sister Dana Van Iquity and Sister Kitty Catalyst O.C.P. at San Franciscos Names Project Quilt office on Market St. ... In the government of the United Kingdom, Criminal Justice Acts is a generic name for those acts of parliament that shape law and order in the country. ... Fascism is an authoritarian political ideology (generally tied to a mass movement) that considers individual and other societal interests subordinate to the interests of the state. ... The British National Party (BNP) is a white nationalist political party in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...

Chumbawamba vocalist Danbert Nobacon pictured playing live at the University of Leeds, 1986, supporting Conflict

Image File history File links Danbert2. ... Image File history File links Danbert2. ... The University of Leeds is a major teaching and research university, one of the largest in the United Kingdom with over 32,000 full-time students. ... Conflict is an anarcho-punk band originally based around Eltham in South London. ...

EMI controversy

Chumbawamba drew criticism from the band's original following in 1997 when the members signed to the major label EMI in Europe, particularly as much of their earlier output had explicitly attacked this corporation; they had even been involved with a compilation LP called Fuck EMI in 1989. However, the band argued that EMI had severed the controversial link with weapons manufacturer Thorn a few years previously, and that experience had taught them that, in a capitalist environment, almost every record company operates on capitalist principles; "Our previous record label One Little Indian didn't have the evil symbolic significance of EMI BUT they were completely motivated by profit." They added that this move brought with it the opportunity to make the band financially viable (all members were up until then working in other jobs to make a living) as well as to communicate their message to a wider audience. For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Chumbawamba's biggest chart hit, "Tubthumping", features what, without the context of the accompanying liner notes (removed from the US release of the Tubthumper album for copyright reasons), appears to be one of the most apolitical of any of the band's lyrics. It was also during this period that Chumbawamba gained some notoriety when male vocalist Danbert Nobacon poured a jug of water over UK Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott at the 1998 BRIT Awards. Tubthumping is a song by Chumbawamba, the single release went to UK #2 in 1997 and US #6 in the single charts in 1997. ... Tubthumper (1997) is an album by anarcho-punk band Chumbawamba, and is the album that catapulted them into the mainstream. ... Danbert Nobacon pictured playing live at Leeds University, 1986, supporting Conflict Danbert Nobacon, real name Nigel Hunter, was vocalist and keyboard player of the Leeds based anarchist band Chumbawamba. ... Under its uncodified constitution, the United Kingdom possesses no formal permanent office of Deputy Prime Minister. ... For other persons named John Prescott, see John Prescott (disambiguation). ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ...


Chumbawamba released the album WYSIWYG on EMI in 2000, and parted from the label in 2001. WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) is a 2000 album by anarchist punk band Chumbawamba. ...


MUTT Records

In 2002, Chumbawamba formed their own record label, MUTT, for UK releases. Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Under MUTT, Chumbawamba released their eleventh official album, Readymades, as well as Sic - Adventures in Anti-Capitalism, a paperback book of political and musical writings by friends and acquaintances of the band. Readymades is Chumbawambas first release on their own label MUTT. Salt Fare, North Sea Jacobs Ladder All in Vain Home With Me If It Is to Be, It Is Up to Me Dont Try This at Home Song for Len Shackleton Without Rhyme or Reason (The Killing... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


General Motors paid Chumbawamba $100,000 to use the song "Pass It Along" for a Pontiac Vibe television advertisement in 2002. Chumbawamba gave the money to the anti-corporate activist groups Indymedia and CorpWatch[1]. General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... This article is about Pontiac automobiles; for the Native American leader, see Chief Pontiac, for other uses see the Pontiac (disambiguation). ... The Pontiac Vibe is a car produced in Fremont, California, USA by NUMMI (New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc), a shared endeavor between General Motors and Toyota. ... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ... For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ... Temporary IMC in Edinburgh covering protests at the 2005 G8 summit The Independent Media Center (aka Indymedia or IMC) is a global network of participatory journalists that reports with a generally left-wing perspective on political and social issues. ... CorpWatch (formerly: TRAC Transnational Resource & Action Center) is a research group based in Oakland, California, USA. The group works to foster global justice, independent media activism and democratic control over corporations. ...


In 2004, the band released an album of 'world music' influenced songs entitled Un, which addressed such current concerns as the looting of the museums in Iraq (On eBay) and Buy Nothing Day. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World music is, most generally, all the music in the world. ... Un is a Chumbawamba album released in mid 2004, and features major influences from both electronic and folk music, focusing more on beats than any other Chumbawamba album. ... This article is about the online auction center. ... Buy Nothing Day demonstration, San Francisco, November 2000 Buy Nothing Day is an informal day of rism]] observed by l acti While critics of the day charge that Buy Nothing Day simply causes participants to buy the next day[1], Adbusters states that it isnt just about changing your...


In 2005 Chumbawamba opted to take a hiatus from full-scale touring and recording projects, but a trimmed-down acoustic line-up of Boff Whalley, Lou Watts, Jude Abbot and Neil Ferguson continued to tour the UK and Europe throughout 2005 and 2006. It was this line-up that recorded the album A Singsong and a Scrap, released late in 2005. The hiatus looks set to continue indefinitely, with the band announcing on their web site in 2006 that there are no plans to perform or record as a full band again. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Singsong and a Scrap is a Chumbawamba album released in 2005. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2007, Chumbawamba were confirmed to be playing at the Glastonbury Festival.[2] Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest[1] greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. ...


According to the band's website, a new album is currently in a brainstorming phase, with collaboration happening over the internet. Meetings to solidify content are set for June. The band stated that "the new album will be acoustic and probably won't sound like A Singsong and a Scrap."


The Chumbawamba news page states that the new album is currently in the production stages and that collaboration with musicians and early recording sessions have begun.


In 2006 Alice wrote the musical drama 'Love and Petrol' which played for a week in Bradford during June.


The name

Over the years, the band have been asked many times what "Chumbawamba" really means. While there are many speculations, the band generally answer that it's a gibberish word, meaning nothing. According to Chumbawamba's official FAQ :

Chumbawamba doesn't mean anything. At the time we formed (early '80s) there was a rush of bands with obvious names. It was the time of ‘peace punk' and you couldn't get across a youth club dance floor without bumping into a Disorder, a Subhumans, a Decadent Youth or an Anthrax t-shirt. We liked the sound of Chumbawamba because it wasn't nailing ourselves down. Thatcher On Acid were a good band but it's lucky for them that Thatcher stayed in power for 11 years. If her influence had only lasted 18 months Thatcher On Acid's sell by date would have come and gone a lot sooner. We wanted a name which wouldn't date [2].

Other explanations which have been given include the following: This page is about the UK punk rock band. ... Thatcher On Acid are an anarcho-punk band from the United Kingdom. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts; born 13 October 1925) served as British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 until 1990, being the first and to date only woman to hold either post. ...

  • On an episode of BBC2's pop music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks there was a question about where Chumbawamba got its name. The answer (according to Mark Lamarr) was that it got it from what a monkey wrote on a type writer when an experiment took place involving monkeys and type writers (as in the infinite monkey theorem, so presumably it was to see if they will re-create the complete works of Shakespeare).
  • In an interview on a German website[3] with Alice and Boff, the members claimed that the "Chumbawamba" was the mascot of a football team, Walford Town, which they found in the "Rothman's Yearbook", a collection of old facts and figures about British football. Boff said "...And we just thought it was funny, so we used the name". There has never been a team in English football called Walford Town, although the name has occasionally been used to represent the local team in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
  • In Boff's autobiography he claims that the name was derived from the chanting of African street musicians which he and Danbert heard while busking in Paris. However, in a footnote he goes on to state that this is in fact a lie, as is every other explanation that the band have given over the years.

When the band members offer up such examples as those listed above, they are playing a "game" of telling the media and various other sources a different and more outlandish thing every single time they are asked (This is jokingly referenced in the Chumbawamba documentary "Well Done, Now Sod Off" but could well be true given the nature of some claims and the differences between each story); ranging from the "Monkey/Typewriter" experiment all the way up to such ones as the "Dream Toilets" and ones as mundane as the football mascot [citation needed]. For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... NMTB directs here. ... Mark Lamarr (born Mark Jones on January 7, 1967 in Swindon, Wiltshire) is an English comedian and a presenter on radio and television. ... Given enough time, a chimpanzee typing at random will allegedly type out a copy of one of Shakespeares plays. ... Shakespeare redirects here. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... EastEnders is a popular BBC television soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC1 on 19 February 1985[4] and continuing to date. ...


Line-up

Jude Abbot, Neil Ferguson and Boff Whalley of Chumbawamba in 2005
Jude Abbot, Neil Ferguson and Boff Whalley of Chumbawamba in 2005

The band's membership has varied over the years, with the line-up and musical assignments in the early years being especially fluid (members were known to switch instrument between, or even during, gigs). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1894x2031, 2378 KB) Description: Jude Abbott, Neil Ferguson and Boff Whalley of British Band Chumbawamba at community radio station Radio Flora in Hanover, Germany Source: photo taken by Barbara Mürdter Date: September 12, 2005 Author: Barbara Mürdter Permission: Barbara... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1894x2031, 2378 KB) Description: Jude Abbott, Neil Ferguson and Boff Whalley of British Band Chumbawamba at community radio station Radio Flora in Hanover, Germany Source: photo taken by Barbara Mürdter Date: September 12, 2005 Author: Barbara Mürdter Permission: Barbara...


The longtime members have been:

  • Alice Nutter - vocals and percussion
  • Lou Watts - vocals and keyboards
  • Danbert Nobacon - vocals and keyboards
  • Boff Whalley - vocals and guitar
  • Harry Hamer - drums
  • Dunstan Bruce - vocals
  • Mavis Dillon (left 1995) - trumpet
  • Neil Ferguson - bass (originally musical engineer)
  • Jude Abbot (1996-) - vocals and trumpet
Revolution, the first single released on Agit-Prop Records
Revolution, the first single released on Agit-Prop Records

Danbert Nobacon pictured playing live at Leeds University, 1986, supporting Conflict Danbert Nobacon, real name Nigel Hunter, was vocalist and keyboard player of the Leeds based anarchist band Chumbawamba. ... Boff Whalley (b. ... Jude Abbot is an Essex-born member of British anarchist band, Chumbawamba. ... Revolution, the first single released on Agit-Prop Records by Chumbawamba. ... Revolution, the first single released on Agit-Prop Records by Chumbawamba. ... This article refers to the UK based record label and should not be confused with Agitprop! Records. ...

Partial discography

(Original releases dates and labels given. Some material has been re-issued on other labels in the US.) For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American...


1980-1985

Cover of History Luddite, an early live Chumbawamba release by Homebrew Tapes
  • Cardboard Box, 1980 (Cassette only release by proto-Chumbawamba group Chimp Eats Banana)
  • "Three Years Later" - track on Bullshit Detector Volume 2 compilation LP, Crass Records, 1982 (Nb, Chumbawamba guitarist Boff Whaley (Boffo) also has a solo track, "Garageland", a cover of a song by The Clash, on this LP)
  • "I'm Thick" - track on "Back on the Streets" compilation EP Secret, 1982 (Chumbawamba recording as 'Skin Disease', a mock skinhead/Oi! band)
  • Be Happy Despite It All, Sky and Trees, 1983 (Cassette only release, joint with The Passion Killers, featuring hand coloured cover)
  • Raising Heck with Chumbawamba, Peaceville Records, 1983 (Cassette only release, live material plus songs by Simon Lanzon)
  • It Could Be So Much More, Acid Rain Products, 1984 (Cassette only release, joint with Flux Of Pink Indians, recorded live at the Conway Hall, London)
  • Let Us Show Them Our Hearts, Sky and Trees, 1984 (Cassette only release, joint with The Passion Killers)
  • Another Year of the Same Old Shit, Sky and Trees, 1984 (Cassette only release)
  • History Luddite, Homebrew Tapes, 1984 (Cassette only release, live at Luton Library, May 1985)
  • "Common Ground", Sky and Trees, 1984 (A benefit 'cassette single' for striking miners)
  • To Thine Own Self Be True, Sky and Trees, 1984 (Cassette only release)
  • In The Cellar, Sky and Trees?, 1984 (Cassette only release)
  • It's Up To You, Sky and Trees?, 1984 (Cassette only release by the Passion Killers)
  • The Unfairy Tale/The War Inside Our Heads, Sky and Trees, 1984 (Cassette only release, Danbert Nobacon solo material, much was re-recorded for release on vinyl the following year)
  • The Unfairy Tale, Sky and Trees, 1985 (Danbert Nobacon solo release)
  • "Revolution", single, Agit Prop, 1985

chumbas bootleg cover This is an album cover. ... chumbas bootleg cover This is an album cover. ... Bullshit Detector was the name of a series of compilation LPs put together by the punk band Crass and released on their Crass Records label. ... Crass Records was a record label set up by the anarchist punk band Crass. ... This article is about the English rock band. ... Skinheads, named for their close-cropped or shaven heads, are a working-class subculture that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1960s, and then spread to other parts of the world. ... For other uses, see Oi! (disambiguation). ... This is what Peaceville call their Sacred Star. ... Flux Of Pink Indians was a anarcho-punk/Post punk band that originated from Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. ... Conway Hall [edit] A Brief History of Conway Hall Conway Hall is a landmark of Londons independent intellectual, political and cultural life. ... The miners strike of 1984-5 was a major piece of industrial action affecting the British coal industry. ...

1986-1990

  • "We Are The World", single, Agit Prop, 1986 (Joint release with US band A State of Mind)
  • Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records, Agit Prop, 1986
  • Know Your Enemy, Doomsday Tapes, 1986 (Cassette only release, live material recorded at the Bull and Gate, London)
  • Feed The World, 1986 (Cassette only release, live material recorded in Birmingham)
  • "Destroy Fascism!", Loony Tunes, 1986 (Collaboration with Dutch band The Ex under the name 'Antidote')
  • Un Toast A La Democratie, 1986 (Cassette only release, an early live incarnation of "Never Mind The Ballots")
  • Never Mind the Ballots, Agit Prop, 1987
  • "Let It Be" single, no label stated apart from Anti-copyright, 1987, (Released under the name 'Scab Aid' following the Zeebrugge Ferry Disaster)
  • There Comes A Time, 1987 (Cassette only release, recordings of two shows)
  • "Smash Clause 28!Fight the Alton Bill!", single, Agit Prop, 1988
  • English Rebel Songs 1381-1914, Agit Prop, 1988; re-released One Little Indian, 1994; re-recorded 2003.
  • Sportchestra: 101 Songs About Sport, Agit Prop (Chumbawamba collaborations with various other musicians recording under the name 'Sportchestra')
  • Slap!, Agit Prop, 1990
  • "Whoopee, We're All Gonna Die", EP, Rugger Bugger records, 1991 (3 members of Chumbawamba recording under the name 'Passion Killers')
  • Jesus H Christ (unreleased due to legal issues (see above). Bootleg copies are in circulation however)
  • "I Never Gave Up", Agit Prop, 1990

For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records was the first full-length album by anarcho-punk band Chumbawamba. ... The Ex is an anarchist punk rock band from the Netherlands. ... Never Mind the Ballots (occassionally called Never Mind the Ballots. ... Anti-copyright refers to the opposition to copyright laws. ... M/S Herald of Free Enterprise was a roll-on roll-off (RORO) car and passenger ferry that sank on March 6, 1987, killing 193 passengers, due to negligence by the crew and company operating the ship. ... English Rebel Songs 1381-1984 is a rerecording of the only a capella album by anarchist punk band Chumbawamba, and their only album made up almost entirely of traditional English songs. ... Slap! is a 1990 album by anarchist punk band Chumbawamba. ... For other uses, see Bootleg. ...

1991-1995

  • Shhh, Agit Prop, 1992
  • "Behave", single, Agit Prop, 1992
  • First Two, re-releases of Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records and Never Mind the Ballots, Agit Prop, 1992
  • "Enough is Enough", single, One Little Indian, 1993, featured MC Fusion #56 UK
  • "Timebomb", single, One Little Indian, 1993 #59 UK
  • Live In Armley, independently produced live album, 1993
  • English Rebel Songs 1381-1914 , Album , One Little Indian 1994
  • Anarchy, One Little Indian, 1994
  • "Homophobia", single, One Little Indian, 1994
  • Showbusiness!, One Little Indian, 1995 (A live album)
  • Swingin' with Raymond, One Little Indian, 1995
  • Ugh! Your Ugly Houses! - EP, One Little Indian, 1995

// S Single H Human H Help H Here In sitewars, Shhh was a code to say there was someone here to help with support but no technical assistance. ... Credit to the Nation (CttN) were an English hip hop outfit, who had moderate chart success in the early 1990s. ... Anarchy is a 1994 album by anarcho-punk band Chumbawamba. ... Swingin With Raymond is a 1995 album by anarchist punk band Chumbawamba. ...

1996-2000

  • Portraits of Anarchists (Book and CD collaboration with photographer Casey Orr), AK Press/One Little Indian 1996
  • Tubthumper, EMI, 1997, US #3, 3x Platinum
  • "Tubthumping", single, EMI, 1997, US #6, US Modern Rock #1, UK #2
  • "Tubthumping" (Tyler Dunphy Kardance Mix), EMI and DJ Rockin, 1997
  • "Homophobia (live)" on Milkshake - A CD to Benefit the Harvey Milk Institute on timmi-kat ReCoRDS (1998)
  • "Amnesia", single, EMI, 1998 UK #10
  • "Top Of The World (Ole, Ole, Ole)", single, EMI, 1998 UK #21
  • The ABCs of Anarchism, Seeland Records, 1999 (Collaboration with Negativland)
  • "Tony Blair", one-track CD single sent out to the mailing list as a "Christmas present", it was found by a record company employee who banned Chumbawamba from releasing it, 1999
  • WYSIWYG, Universal, 2000
Cover of Chumbawamba's 2004 full-length release, Un; MUTT records, 2004
Cover of Chumbawamba's 2004 full-length release, Un; MUTT records, 2004

A photographer at the Calgary Folk Music Festival Paparazzi at the Tribeca Film Festival A photographer is a person who takes a photograph using a camera. ... AK Press is a collectively owned and operated independent publisher and book distributor that specialises in radical and anarchist literature. ... Tubthumper (1997) is an album by anarcho-punk band Chumbawamba, and is the album that catapulted them into the mainstream. ... Tubthumping is a song by Chumbawamba, the single release went to UK #2 in 1997 and US #6 in the single charts in 1997. ... Tubthumping is a song by Chumbawamba, the single release went to UK #2 in 1997 and US #6 in the single charts in 1997. ... micro-label based in Denair California. ... Chumbawamba & Negativland The ABCs of Anarchism By Chumbawamba & Negativland Track Listing:- 01 - The ABCs Of Anarchism 02 - Bradford Bad Lad 03 - Housewarming (Ugly/Beautiful) 04 - Look Ma Top Of The World See also Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: The ABCs of Anarchism Anarchism in the arts... Seeland Records is an independent record label created by Negativland in the 1980s to release their own recordings. ... For the album, see Negativland (album). ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) is a 2000 album by anarchist punk band Chumbawamba. ... Chumbawamba - Un This is an album cover. ... Chumbawamba - Un This is an album cover. ...

2000-2005

  • Readymades, MUTT, 2002
  • "Her Majesty", one-track CD single sent out to the mailing list to "commemorate" the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II; an expanded cover version of the Beatles track from Abbey Road, 2002
  • Dropping Food On Their Heads is Not Enough: Benefit For RAWA, Geykido Comet Records, 2002
  • "Jacob's Ladder (Not In My Name)", Limited Edition anti-war single, MUTT, 2003
  • Shhhlap!, double CD of Shhh and Slap!, MUTT, 2003
  • Revengers Tragedy, MUTT, 2003
  • "Home With Me", single, MUTT, 2003
  • "Salt Fare North Sea", single, MUTT, 2003
  • English Rebel Songs 1381-1984, MUTT, 2003
  • Un, MUTT, 2004
  • "On eBay", single, MUTT, 2004
  • A Singsong and a Scrap, No Masters, 2005
  • "Fade Away", single, MUTT 2005

Readymades is Chumbawambas first release on their own label MUTT. Salt Fare, North Sea Jacobs Ladder All in Vain Home With Me If It Is to Be, It Is Up to Me Dont Try This at Home Song for Len Shackleton Without Rhyme or Reason (The Killing... Her Majesty is the name of a song written by Paul McCartney (although credited to Lennon-McCartney) that appears on The Beatles album Abbey Road. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Back cover The back cover of the original 1969 UK LP. Note that Her Majesty is not listed, unlike later reissues and the compact disc version—originally making it a hidden track. ... Geykido Comet Records (or GC Records for short) began as a small and humble bedroom operation in 1998 seeing the first release in January 1999: Intro5pect 7-inch EP Education. Since then Geykido Comet Records has released an entire catalog of CDs, vinyl and books not to mention the run... // S Single H Human H Help H Here In sitewars, Shhh was a code to say there was someone here to help with support but no technical assistance. ... Slap! is a 1990 album by anarchist punk band Chumbawamba. ... English Rebel Songs 1381-1984 is a rerecording of the only a capella album by anarchist punk band Chumbawamba, and their only album made up almost entirely of traditional English songs. ... Un is a Chumbawamba album released in mid 2004, and features major influences from both electronic and folk music, focusing more on beats than any other Chumbawamba album. ... A Singsong and a Scrap is a Chumbawamba album released in 2005. ...

2006

Get On With It is a live Chumbawamba album released in 2006. ...

2007

  • "Add Me", song on their MySpace page

Television appearances

  • In the episode of TV series Family Guy, "Wasted Talent," the show's parody of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the "Oompa-Loompa"-like characters call themselves "The Chumbawamba," with an Oompa-Loompa-like song, entitled "The Chumbawamba Song."
  • "Tubthumping" was performed on the Late Show with David Letterman (CBS Network, USA). Shortly before performing,the band decided to replace one of the choruses with a stripped down chant of "Free Mumia Abu-Jamal". While it was assumed by the band that this would be edited out of the broadcast version, it was broadcast as performed.
  • Chumbawamba performed a half hour set for the German television program, Rockpalast in 1996.
  • The band's 1997 performance in Katowice was broadcast on Polish television.
  • The band were officially banned from German television in 1996 (the same year they performed on Rockpalast) after Danbert Nobacon stripped nude, wrote "PUNK" across his chest and danced in this manner in front of The Smashing Pumpkins on a live broadcast of a rock festival. It is unsure how serious the ban may have been, as it appears to have been lifted 6 months to a year later, when the band started appearing on German television again [this change of heart perhaps influenced by the success of Tubthumping].

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Chumbawamba songs in film

Cover of Tubthumper album.
Cover of Tubthumper album.

A partial list of films featuring songs by the band. Image File history File links It appears somebody has too much free time on their hands. ... Image File history File links It appears somebody has too much free time on their hands. ... Tubthumper (1997) is an album by anarcho-punk band Chumbawamba, and is the album that catapulted them into the mainstream. ...

Home Alone 3 is a 1997 family film and third film in the Home Alone series. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... In Gods Hands (1998) is a film by Zalman King. ... Senseless is a 1998 comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and written by Greg Erb and Craig Mazin. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... Dirty Work can be: a classic expose of the role of the CIA in Europe and Africa, edited in two volumes in 1978 and 1979, by Philip Agee a 1989 novel by Larry Brown - see Dirty Work (novel); a Norm MacDonald movie - see Dirty Work (1998); a Rolling Stones album... The James Gang was a rock band formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1966. ... Varsity Blues is a 1999 film that follows a small-town high school football team and their focused coach through a tumultuous season. ... Mystery, Alaska is a 1999 movie directed by Jay Roach. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Stigmata is a controversial movie directed by Rupert Wainwright that premiered on September 10, 1999. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Joe Somebody is a 2001 film starring Tim Allen as a man pushed to do something about a work-place bully. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... Revengers Tragedy is a film version of the play The Revengers Tragedy (author unknown; the films credits list Thomas Middleton, but Cyril Tourneur is another popular candidate for authorship), first published in 1606. ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ...

Chumbawamba songs in multimedia

A partial list of multimedia contents featuring songs by the band.

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Further reading/references

  1. ^ Iain Aitch (30 January 2002). General Motors gets tub-thumped. Salon.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-22.
  2. ^ First bands confirmed for Glastonbury 2007. NME (10 January 2007). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.

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See also

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
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