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Formed in 1982, Chumbawamba became active in the anarcho-punk underground movement of 1980s Britain. For years, they were based in a squat in Leeds. The band dealt with issues such as animal rights, pacifism, class struggle, feminism, gay liberation, pop culture and anti-fascism.

Stalwarts of cassette culture and the punk DIY ethic, their early albums were self-released on cassette. Evolving to pop in the 1990s, the band eventually took the controversial decision to sign with EMI in 1997. Following this, their first single, "Tubthumping", was commercially successful, which threw the band into the limelight of media attention and celebrity status.

After splitting up during 2012, they released a posthumous EP in 2013 called "In Memoriam: Margaret Thatcher", which had been scheduled to be released upon the death of Margaret Thatcher.

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Chumbawamba CDs

Singsong and a Scrap Tubthumper 41Rc-3eO1OL._SL500_ (18K) Anarchy
Un ABCDEFG The Boy Bands Have Won
English Rebel Songs 1381-1984 Get on with It: Live 61IldC28C3L._SL500_SX355_ (31K) First 2 [Pictures of Starving Children/Never Mind the Ballots]
Shhh Readymades Uneasy Listening: A COLLECTION OF STUFF FROM 1986-1998;UMPTEEN YEARS OF ONE-LE

Chumbawamba DVDs

Going, Going - Live At Leeds City Varieties [DVD]

Chumbawamba Videos

R-150-2659628-1295380485 (5K)
Well Done, Now Sod Off - Chumbawamba [2000]



Chumbawamba Discography

Singles (and UK chart positions)
Revolution (1985)
We Are the World (1986)
Rich Pop Stars Make Good Socialists (1986)
Smash Clause 28! Fight the Alton Bill (1988)
I Never Gave Up (1990)
(Someone's Always Telling You How To) Behave (1992)
Enough Is Enough (1993) #56 UK
Timebomb (1993) #59 UK
Criminal Injustice (1994)
Homophobia (1994)
Ugh! Your Ugly Houses! (1995)
Just Look at Me Now (1996)
Tubthumping (1997) #2 UK
Amnesia (1998) #10 UK
Top of the World (Olé, Olé, Olé) (1998) #21 UK
Tony Blair (1999)
She's Got All the Friends That Money Can Buy (2000)
Jacob's Ladder (Not in My Name) (2000)
Home with Me (2003)
Salt Fare North Sea (2003)
On eBay (2004)
The Wizard of Menlo Park (2004)
Fade Away (I don't Want To) (2006)
In Memoriam: Margaret Thatcher (2013)

Studio Albums (and UK chart positions)
Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records (1986)
Never Mind the Ballots (1987)
English Rebel Songs 1381-1984 (1988)
Slap! (1990)
Jesus H. Christ (1992)
Shhh (1992)
Anarchy (1994) #29 UK
Showbusiness! (1994)
Swingin' with Raymond (1995) #29 UK
Tubthumper (1997) #19 UK
WYSIWYG (2000)
Readymades (2002)
Revengers Tragedy (2003)
English Rebel Songs 1381-1984 (2003)
Un (2004)
A Singsong and a Scrap (2005)
Get On with It (2006)
The Boy Bands Have Won (2008)
ABCDEFG (2010)

Compilation Albums (and UK chart positions)
First 2 (1992/1994)
Uneasy Listening (1998)
Shhhlap! (2003)






Last Modified: 21 September 2013