Tubthumping? (They Might Be Giants HERE)
Lots of people do (see here).
I think it's brilliant, a highlight of Chumbawamba's (more HERE) problematic anarcho-rave era.
That era's albums are is fitful, for sure but the singles from that time ("Ugh Your Ugly Houses", "Timebomb" and "Amnesia") were often excellent.
Now, obviously, I'm not gonna post an album that is both in-print and available in every dollar bin in the Western world but what I have to offer instead is even better. Knock Hard...Life is Deaf is a long out-of-print Japanese-only, limited edition 1997 CD that features acoustic versions of mid-nineties hit(s) as well as some interviews. The acoustic versions offer a unique view on the band's song-writing and a preview of their future
1 Introduction 0:22
2 Background History - Punk & Squatting 2:45
3 Staying Together For So Long 1:11
4 First Single (1985) And Scams 3:08
5 Music, Popculture, Women In Rock 'N' Roll 1:48
6 Tubthumper 1:43
7 Kill Your Idols! 1:03
Previously Unreleased Versions
8 Tubthumping (Country & Western Version) 3:43
9 Amnesia (Acoustic Version) 3:03
10 Mouthful Of Shit (Country & Western Version) 2:58
11 One By One (Acoustic Version) 3:14
12 Drip Drip Drip (Country & Western Version) 3:55
13 The Big Issue (Acoustic Version) 3:42
14 Stitch That (Country & Western Version) 2:45
So tell me,
What do you think of 'Tubthumping'?
What do you make of Chumba's anarcho-rave era?
Are these acoustic versions better, worse or just different?The COMMENTS section is now open...
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