Founded: 1982

Location: United Kingdom

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Chumbawamba () was a British anarchist punk band formed in 1982 and disbanded in 2012. They are best known for their 1997 single "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". The band drew on genres such as punk rock, pop, and folk. Their anarcho-communist political leanings led them to have an irreverent attitude toward authority, and to espouse a variety of political and social causes including animal rights and pacifism (early in their career) and later regarding class struggle, Marxism, feminism, gay liberation, pop culture, and anti-fascism.


1984 Another Year of the Same Old Shit
1985 To Thine Self Be True
1986 Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records
1987 Never Mind the Ballots
1988 English Rebel Songs 1381–1914

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