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Chumbawamba (1982-2012) was an English band.

"Chumbawamba was our vehicle for pointing at the naked Emperors, for telling our version of the truth; it gave us more than the joy and love of playing live, writing songs and singing together—it gave us a chance to be part of a broad coalition of activists and hectors, optimists and questioners…. If there were ever a Chumbawamba manifesto, it would read in the inconsistent, contradictory language of the Dadaists—part strident belligerence and part foolishness…. We do hope that somewhere along the way we’ve been able to pass on some of that musical finger-pointing to others. However much we wanted to mess up our career options with all those bouts of chopping and changing, we relished a role as a band that could use music to pass on information. Songs as history lessons or cultural debates. If others have been inspired to switch off the telly and do something useful because of all this, then that will be our measure of success…"

Add Me
The Bad Squire
Bella Ciao
The Chartist Anthem
Coal Not Dole
The Cutty Wren
The Day the Nazi Died
The Diggers' Song
El Fusilado
General Ludd's Triumph
Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire
Her Majesty
The Idris Strike Song

New York Mining Disaster, 1941
Poverty Knock
The Smashing of the Van
Song on the Times
Top of the World
Walking into Battle with the Lord
The World Turned Upside Down


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