Anarchist pop punk band formed in a squat in Leeds, England, in 1982
Chumbawamba were a British alternative band that formed in 1982 and ended in 2012. The band constantly shifted in musical style drawing on genres such as punk rock pop and folk. Their anarchist or libertarian socialist political stance exhibited an irreverent attitude toward authority and the band have been forthright in their stances on issues including animal rights and pacifism early in their career and later regarding class struggle feminism gay liberation pop culture and anti-fascism.
The band are best known for their song Tubthumping which was nominated for Best British Single at the 1998 Brit Awards. Other singles include Amnesia Enough Is Enough with MC Fusion Timebomb Top of the World Olé Olé Olé and Add Me.
In July 2012 Chumbawamba announced they were splitting up after 30 years. On its website the members stated That’s it then it’s the end. With neither a whimper a bang or a reunion.
The band was joined by former members and collaborators for three final shows between 31 October and 3 November 2012 one of which was filmed and released as a live DVD.
always tell the voter what the voter wants to hear ·
come on baby ·
the wasteland ·
todays sermon ·
mr heseltine meets his public ·
the candidates find common ground ·
heres the rest of your life ·
pictures of starving children sell records
i-how to get your band on television ·
ii-british colonialism and the bbc-flickering pictures hypnotise ·
iii-commercial break ·
iv-unilever-how to succeed in business ·
v-more whitewashing ·
vi-an interlude-beginning to take it back ·
vii-dutiul servants and political masters ·
ix-and in a nutshell food aid is our most powerful weapon-x-invasion ·