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Chumbawamba, originally called The Mirror Boys, were formed in 1983 from two other bands based around the Yorkshire area in the North of England, The Passion Killers and Chimp Eats Banana.
Stalwarts of the cassette culture scene, 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[?], community groups and so on.
Chumbawamba parted from EMI in 2001, and in 2002 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 aquaintances of the band.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ch/Chumbawamba.html   (452 words)

 Ink 19 :: Chumbawamba
British anarchist collective Chumbawamba have been flirting with most musical styles throughout a lengthy career, and their albums are all the more uneven for it.
The added weight on basing their songs around light electronic rhythms serves as an effective unifying factor to the sound of the otherwise varied musical genres being explored here -- from medieval folk to punk rock -- but the results are so sweet and undisturbed it takes much of the passion out of their performances.
Always politically motivated, Chumbawamba are at their best when the words and the band's energetic, playful performances take center seat, but too often that is not the case here.
www.ink19.com /issues/july2002/musicReviews/musicC/chumbawamba.html   (310 words)

 Rock On The Net: Chumbawamba
Chumbawamba formed in England in 1984 and started out as an anarchist group performing more for making statements and theatrics than for music.
Chumbawamba's Danbert Nobacon took the opportunity of the Brit Awards to display how he and his band members feel about the ruling Labor Party of Britain by dumping "a bucket of icewater" on the Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, while he was watching the awards.
Chumbawamba stirred up some controversy when their song "Passenger List For Doomed Flight #1721" was described by Boff as "...a list of people we'd most like to see disappear from our lives." The song includes Bono, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and even TV's Ally McBeal.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-c/chumbawamba_main.htm   (609 words)

 Chumbawamba: Biography
Chumbawamba is the trio in the corner busking Clash and Gene Vincent songs on acoustic guitars - fired by punk logic, punk as change, hanging about in Paris during that knife-edge decision-time when rebellion turns into either part of your growing up or part of your life.
And the Chumbawamba machine spins on, recording songs for benefit compilation LP's and surviving the backruptcy of their distribution company and the general indifference of most folk to the continuing combination of pop and politics.
Chumbawamba join with Credit To The Nation to produce "Enough Is Enough", written as a warning of, and released as a reaction to, the increasing popularity of the nazi programme.
www.koeln-bonn.de /chumba/history/show.html   (4648 words)

 Chumbawamba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chumbawamba are an English anarchist band who play pop music influenced by folk, punk, dance, world and other styles of popular music.
Chumbawamba drew criticism from their original following in 1997 when they 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.
Jude Abbott, Neil Ferguson and Boff Whalley of Chumbawamba in 2005
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chumbawamba   (1965 words)

 Chumbawamba: Live at Irving Plaza, 12/20/97 (NY Rock)
But what a song it is, and much to the surprise of the new-comers out there, who have only discovered Chumbawamba this year due to their much deserved and rabid success of “Tubthumping,”; their collection of other songs is impressive.
Despite over 15 years of crafting finely orchestrated, politically charged and anarchist-tinged pop-rock anthems, without so much as a glimpse from the mainstream media, Chumbawamba is now the sonic equivalent of The Full Monty: the little band that could, whose frantic and rousing live show is as fun as the music they play.
With the light eerily glimmering off his shaved head, he thrashed around the stage like a frenzied primate in his well-tailored fl, devil’s pitchfork suit; it was just one of any number of costume changes and spirited antics that would be featured in the show.
www.nyrock.com /reviews/chumbawamba.htm   (602 words)

 Chumbawamba:  MP3s and Musical Humor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The way Chumbawamba explained it in a 1996 interview shows that their process is at least related to this transgressive act.
Chumbawamba did more than write the song and distribute it (the song is available as a download on their website, www.chumbawamba.tv in the "illegal downloads" section); the band spoke out in the media against the MP3 uproar.
In the end, Chumbawamba’s brand of irony demonstrates that the band doesn’t need original words and music to tell us how corrupt and inauthentic they think groups like Metallica are; Lars Ulrich does a better job on his own.
www.nv.cc.va.us /home/hmoore/pop/Paper.htm   (1734 words)

 Chumbawamba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Chumbawamba is one of these socially and politically concerned bands, frequently lumped in with groups like Crass, Poison Girls, Dead Kennedys, and Conflict.
Another song relates the story of fl folklorist Zora Neale Hurston, who after driving through a red light explained to the racist judge that after watching all the white people crossing through green lights, she assumed that the red light was for her.
Chumbawamba's website explains that "tubthumping" is: "Emma Goldman standing on a wall outside a New York factory, fist in the air, rallying people against their exploitation by weatlhy bosses." And liner notes for the album further salute the tubthumping of vegan activists, David Steele and Helen Morris:
www.vegan.com /current/chumbawamba.html   (568 words)

 Chumbawamba - Readymades and Them Some CD review
Chumbawamba is one strange rock ‘n’ roll outfit, to say the least.
But when Chumbawamba isn’t politicking on the dance floor, it’s giving a nod to issue-oriented folk.
Chumbawamba may only be known by VH1 enthusiasts as that group with the really weird name, but “Readymade And Then Some” is well worth getting over the weirdness of this talented musical outfit’s name.
www.avrev.com /music/revs/chumbawambap1.html   (437 words)

 Chumbawamba - AOL Music
Chumbawamba were at the forefront of the 1980s anarcho-punk movement,...
Chumbawamba formed in 1982 and have since released numerous LPs, EPs, and singles; and scores of tracks on V/A compilations.
Download, listen and watch Chumbawamba music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/chumbawamba/26283/main   (108 words)

 Chumbawamba MP3 Downloads - Chumbawamba Music Downloads - Chumbawamba Music Videos
Formed in a squat in Leeds, England in 1984, the anarchist pop group Chumbawamba was a most unlikely mainstream success story; after more than a decade in relative obscurity, much of it spent...
With 1990\'s Slap!, Chumbawamba began experimenting with sampling; the follow-up, to be titled Jesus H. Christ, was banned on the eve of its release after rights to cover versions of songs by Kylie Minogue, Paul McCartney and Abba were denied.
Next it was the summer of Shhhlap!, which compiled the early Chumba releases Shh and Slap!, and then in June 2004 the band came through with UN, which built on the folktronic sound of Readymades and was as ideologically feisty as ever.
www.mp3.com /chumbawamba/artists/21729/summary.html   (547 words)

 Metroactive Music | Chumbawamba and Moby
Stall of the Wild: The ideologues in Chumbawamba have found a niche all their own: catchy tunes with overt political themes.
LIKE MOBY, Chumbawamba consists of nonsmoking, nondrinking vegans with a pseudoreligious bent--only their religion happens to be politics, and it is a lot more fervent and upfront than Moby's.
Truly, the mere fact that the confirmed anarchists of Chumbawamba have a hit is utterly ironic--a tribute to the band's artistic growth and to its longevity.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/12.11.97/chumba-moby-9750.html   (754 words)

 LA IDEA FIJA - Discografía - Chumbawamba
Chumbawamba, bajo el nombre de Scab Aid (Ayuda carnera) saca una semana más tarde su versión de Let it be con letras cambiadas para la ocasión ("nada vende más que el desastre", "esta compasión manufacturada se ahoga en la hipocresía", "estrellas pop llorando lágrimas falsas", etc.).
Cuarto LP de Chumbawamba, que tomó por sorpresa a mucha gente, ya que pasaba de las armonías folk del anterior a un álbum muy influenciado por los rítmos dance y techno, aunque no por ello es "bolichero".
El "LP perdido" de Chumbawamba, ya que cuando estaba a punto de aparecer varias amenazas de juicios por violación de copyrights (demasiados samples y "préstamos" de canciones ajenas) ponía a los Chumbawamba al borde del colapso económico.
www.laideafija.com.ar /especiales/chumbawamba/5chumbadisco.html   (1822 words)

 General Motors gets tub-thumped - Salon
But before you call your local GM dealer to see if their latest models come with a "nuclear power, no thanks" bumper sticker fitted as standard, you should know that the world's largest automaker's status as benefactor to the anti-globalization movement actually came as a rather unpleasant surprise to the company.
Before the deal was even signed, Chumbawamba's members were busily e-mailing activist groups to garner opinion about what to do with the "dirty" money.
But, unperturbed by their one-hit-wonder status, the band have a new CD in the can, "readymades," which should be out in the U.S. on Universal later this year.
dir.salon.com /story/tech/feature/2002/01/30/chumbawamba/index.html   (977 words)

 Amazon.com: Tubthumper: Music: Chumbawamba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Chumbawamba have their own voice, and these snapshots of England (Polaroids of Leeds, really) prove that pop and politics can make comfortable bedfellows.
Chumbawamba is a most unlikely hit group - a co-ed U.K. collective best-known for their idiosyncratic, working-class polemics; they toiled in obscurity for many years.
It became clear to me that this album was their most successful arguable because of the near-perfect mix of mainstream, slightly repetitive, melodically clean tunes, and their unrelenting and light-hearted cynicism towards the governments that run and ruin their world.
www.amazon.com /Tubthumper-Chumbawamba/dp/B000005B08   (1724 words)

 Chumbawamba Interview; Chumbawamba CDs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This Paul Rance article on Chumbawamba originally appeared in Peace and Freedom No. 2 in the Summer of 1985.
Chumbawamba are a band who have a deep concern about man's inhumanity and corruptness.
D: The name Chumbawamba is taken from a line in an early Frank Zappa song - it doesn't mean anything.
www.booksmusicfilmstv.com /Chumbawamba.htm   (674 words)

 proletarianthreads.com | Chumbawamba: For A Free Humanity, For Anarchy (CD) (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
From the attack on unions to the well crafted business propaganda campaigns, Chomsky provides us with a clear picture of how US Capital is leading us down a path of a two tiered society with islands of extreme wealth in a sea of poverty.
The double CD is accompanied by a 24 page booklet, with extensive interviews with both Noam Chomsky - discussing corporate structure as private tyranny, domestic surveillance of activists, and visions for a new society - and Chumbawamba - discussing their past, politics, and anarchism.
CHUMBAWAMBA, a longtime English anarchist band, has produced a wide variety of sounds ranging from punk, to dance, to pop.
www.proletarianthreads.com.cob-web.org:8888 /cds/cd103.html   (238 words)

 Chumbawamba Portal on PopTopix - More pictures, mp3 music and lyrics in our links than in any webring.
Chumbawamba Portal on PopTopix - More pictures, mp3 music and lyrics in our links than in any webring.
Offers an archive of the files that were removed from The First Church of Chumbawamba and (partially) the "Passenger List for Flight #1721".
Chumbawamba talks to Launch about Tubthumper and its secret formula.
chumbawamba.poptopix.com   (289 words)

 A Chumbawamba FAQ
Chumbawamba's earliest roots are in 1982, and the band subsequently formed over the course of approximately four years, primarily out of the communally living Leeds peace punk scene.
Chumbawamba took their first big musical turn around this time period; their live shows were totally rearranged around the new LP, and most of their old "demo" period songs were dropped.
Chumbawamba was banned from German television for life-a ban that was conveniently forgotten several months later when the band appeared on German television as the headline act, singing their international hit, Tubthumping.
www.geocities.com /q-25.geo/cwfaq.html   (16859 words)

 BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Chumbawamba's MP3 blast
British pop anarchists Chumbawamba have entered the row over digital music - by producing a free downloadable song which samples file-sharing opponents Eminem and Metallica.
Madonna found tracks from her album Music were being swapped on the controversial Napster service months before it was officially released.
Chumbawamba singer Dunstan Bruce said: "It's not passing music around for free which is killing music, but the industry which is stifling creativity by only ever thinking in terms of dollars and pounds.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/990207.stm   (382 words)

 Chumbawamba Músicas - letras (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Chumbawamba - Not The Girl I Used To Be
Chumbawamba - The Physical Impossibility Of Death In The Mind Of Jerry
Chumbawamba - The Rise And Fall And Rise Of Greavsie
chumbawamba.musicas.mus.br.cob-web.org:8888   (276 words)

 Chumbawamba on What It Means to Tubthump (NY Rock Interview)
Eight people from Leeds, a town in the north of England, famed for football (i.e., soccer) and unemployment, have been around for 15 long years, ignored by all but the underground scene, until the tune “Tubthumping”; came along – now broadcast in heavy rotation on almost every pop radio station across the globe.
The band’s sound may have changed over the years, but guitarist Boff and singer/percussionist Alice Nutter vehemently deny that their extreme political opinions (i.e., anarchism) and their roots in the British punk movement have changed.
For Chumbawamba, pop music is merely a vehicle to relay their lyrics to the masses.
www.nyrock.com /interviews/chumb_int.htm   (861 words)

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