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Tubthumping (1997)

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Will Chumbawamba be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


17 comments so far (post your own)

20% of 25 people means that - as of the moment I'm writing this - five people have voted "Yes" for Chumbawumba. I know that sounds weird at first, but: Wikipedia says that there have been nine members of Chumbawumba over the years, so the truth is that nearly half the band needs to hurry up and get Internet access.

Posted by Al on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 08:09am

These guys don't have a chance.

Posted by Cam Nasty on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 18:34pm

Small correction: It's Chumbawamba. Only one 'u' in the name.

A very good band (even their "one-hit wonder" album had some great stuff that the public overlooked), but I can't think of much offhand that they've innovated.

No chance of induction, but you're doing yourself a disservice if you don't at least attempt to track down a copy of "Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records."

Posted by William on Tuesday, 04.3.07 @ 22:37pm

Don't be biased. They have lots of pure hardcore album. Just because they had one hit, does not make them a bad band!

Posted by Child in Time 27 on Saturday, 12.20.08 @ 19:05pm

And RATM cites them as a major influence,you know.

Posted by S.R on Saturday, 01.10.09 @ 17:00pm

They get voted down, but I vote them up again
You ain't ever gonna keep them down

They get voted down, but I vote them up again

Posted by joker on Saturday, 08.8.09 @ 15:36pm

excuse me joker, I am not familiar with this group. pray tell why do you want to vote them up?

Posted by Worm on Saturday, 08.8.09 @ 21:37pm

Great band! They influenced a lot of hardcore and anarchist bands! and Ratm too!

Posted by CorpseGrinder on Sunday, 08.9.09 @ 01:44am

Pissing the night away

Donny boy

next door neighbor


Posted by God on Monday, 10.12.09 @ 18:06pm

Maybe. That one hit was awesome. I'll do some research.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 06.30.10 @ 18:58pm

They get points from me for having such an unconventional name that goes together well with their best known, unusually-named song. I remember the first time I heard them on the radio, "That was Tubthumping by Chumbawamba"

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 07.1.10 @ 04:17am

It was only later that I found out what was meant by "tubthumping"

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 07.1.10 @ 04:21am

Has anyone ever heard the atrocious song How to Get your Band on Television? It's one of the most arrogant, self-aggrandizing songs ever written. These insignificant pissants must have thought they were being "cool" and "rebellious" by lambasting Freddie Mercury, Paul McCartney*, Mick Jagger, and David Bowie, all of whom contributed far more to the field of music and the world than this nonentity of a band. It's funny how in the lyrics Freddie Mercury is said to have been born white, despite the fact that he was actually born in Zanzibar and had Indian heritage. But hey, why let the facts get in the way of crafting a snide, schoolyard taunt?

Just the fact that Chumbawamba (I really need to invent a derogatory nickname for these losers) is cited by Rage against the Septic Tank as an influence is more than enough to keep them out. I can guarantee you in another 50 years that no one will remember these punks. Meanwhile, the music of The Beatles, David Bowie, Queen, and The Rolling Stones will continue to be enjoyed and honored.

*While I'm no fan of The Beatles or any of their members (except Ringo Starr), this is one case where I'll come to their defense.

Posted by Zach on Wednesday, 05.2.12 @ 18:34pm

LOL, don't worry Zach, Chumbawamba's odds of getting into the Hall of Fame are probably lower than subzero.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 05.3.12 @ 03:53am

funny how these guys blasted live aid for being exploitative and condemning it, I bet live aid did a lot more good than these twats ever will.

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 05.3.12 @ 13:28pm

I still haven't really checked out their music, but I give them props for the John Prescott incident.

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 07.12.12 @ 18:51pm

voting yes for them just because of joker's comment

Posted by Max on Tuesday, 01.26.16 @ 20:32pm

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