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Chumbawamba

Chumbawamba were a British band that formed in 1982 and dissolved in 2012. The band constantly shifted in musical style, drawing on genres such as punk rock, pop, folk, and experimental. 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, 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 their decision to end the band. 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 performed three last shows between 31 October and 3 November.

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Genres rock punk pop rock folk rock electronic
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Albums

  1. Another Year of the Same Old Shit
    1984
  2. Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records
    1986
  3. Never Mind the Ballots
    1987
  4. English Rebel Songs 1381-1914
    1988
  5. 3.0
    Slap!
    1990
  6. Jesus H. Christ
    1992
  7. Shhh
    1992
  8. Anarchy
    1994
  9. Swingin' With Raymond
    1995
  10. Knock Hard... Life Is Deaf
    1997
  11. Tubthumper
    1997
  12. WYSIWYG
    2000
  13. Readymades
    2002
  14. English Rebel Songs 1381-1984
    2003
  15. Un
    2004
  16. A Singsong and a Scrap
    2006
  17. The Boy Bands Have Won, and All the Copyists and the Tribute Bands and the TV Talent Show Producers Have Won, If We Allow Our Culture to Be Shaped by Mimicry, Whether from Lack of Ideas or From Exaggerated Respect. You Should Never Try to Freeze Culture. What You Can Do Is Recycle That Culture. Take Your Older Brother's Hand-Me-Down Jacket and Re-Style It, Re-Fashion It to the Point Where It Becomes Your Own. But Don't Just Regurgitate Creative History, or Hold Art and Music and Literature as Fixed, Untouchable and Kept Under Glass. The People Who Try to 'Guard' Any Particular Form of Music Are, Like the Copyists and Manufactured Bands, Doing It the Worst Disservice, Because the Only Thing That You Can Do to Music That Will Damage It Is Not Change It, Not Make It Your Own. Because Then It Dies, Then It's Over, Then It's Done, and the Boy Bands Have Won.
    2008
  18. ABCDEFG
    2010

Other releases

  1. Be Happy! Despite It All... (demo)
    1983
  2. Common Ground
    1984
  3. In the Cellar
    1984
  4. Revolution
    1985
  5. We Are the World?
    1986
  6. Smash Clause 28! / Fight the Alton Bill!
    1988
  7. First 2
    1992
  8. I Never Gave Up
    1992
  9. (Someone's Always Telling You How To) Behave
    1992
  10. Enough Is Enough
    1993
  11. Live in Armley
    1993
  12. Homophobia
    1994
  13. Timebomb
    1994
  14. Showbusiness!
    1994
  15. Ugh! Your Ugly Houses!
    1995
  16. Just Look at Me Now
    1995
  17. i - Portraits of Anarchists
    1996
  18. Drip Drip Drip
    1997
  19. For a Free Humanity: For Anarchy
    1997
  20. Amnesia
    1997
  21. Tubthumping
    1997
  22. Uneasy Listening
    1998
  23. Top of the World (Olé, Olé, Olé)
    1998
  24. Tony Blair
    1999
  25. The ABCs of Anarchism
    1999
  26. Pass It Along
    2000
  27. She's Got All the Friends That Money Can Buy
    2000
  28. Songs from WYSIWYG: Played in a fetchingly acoustic neobilly style
    2000
  29. Enough Is Enough (Kick It Over)
    2000
  30. Jacob's Ladder
    2002
  31. Her Majesty
    2002
  32. 'Shhhlap!'
    2003
  33. Home With Me
    2003
  34. Readymades and Then Some
    2003
  35. Revengers Tragedy
    2004
  36. The Wizard of Menlo Park
    2004
  37. On eBay
    2004
  38. Fade Away
    2005
  39. Get On With It
    2007
  40. The Black Sessions
    2012
  41. Big Society!
    2012
  42. In Memoriam: Margaret Thatcher
    2013