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Formed: 1984 in Leeds, England
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Group Members: Phil Moody, Michael Cohen, Paul Greco, Neil Ferguson, Jude Abbott, Alice Nutter, Danbert Novacon, Harry Hamer, Dunstan Bruce, Kye Coles, ...See All
Biography: Formed in a squat in Leeds, England, in 1984, the anarchist pop group Chumbawamba were a most unlikely mainstream success story. After more than a decade in relative obscurity, much of it spent attacking the very notion of stardom, the band signed to a major label in 1997 and quickly scored a major international ...Read full biography
Released: 1997
Label: Universal Records
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Chumbawamba had been kicking around the British indie scene for years, releasing nine albums before Tubthumper unexpectedly brought the band to the top of the charts not only in England, but around the ...Read full review
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Released: 1986
Label: Agit Prop
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Long before a song about relentless alcohol consumption ("Tubthumping") made them the toast of sports stadia worldwide, a rather different Chumbawamba stalked the toilet venues of England's counterculture. ...Read full review