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Hometown: Burnley (UK)


Chumbawamba are a British alternative music band who have, over a career spanning three decades, played anarcho–punk, pop–influenced music, world music, and folk music. Their anarchist politics exhibit 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". Other singles have included "Amnesia", "Enough Is Enough" (with MC Fusion), "Timebomb", "Top of the World (Ole, Ole, Ole)", and most recently, "Add Me".

They formed in 1982.


Chumbawamba Tubthumper


Tubthumper (1997)


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