Friday, July 13, 2012

Chumbawamba: A Night of Punk Rock Nostalgia (1988)



After releasing a 10" of a cappella folk and before releasing their first dance-rock album, Chumbawamba (more HERE) played a A Night of Punk Rock Nostalgia at the 1 in 12 Club in December 1988 wherein they played the hits of punk rock; The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Stiff Little Fingers, Buzzcocks, The Damned, The Adverts , UK Subs, 999 and, the Dead Kennedys! (Listen to the whole thing HERE)



This is a flagrant audience recording of the night in question and between songs you can hear the delightfully banal banter of eighties English punk punters. This of course, makes this whole affair that much more...tender?  After all, Chumba are taking the piss out of the idea of punk rock nostalgia by playing these songs in character, sort of like their mock-oi side project, Skin Disease but they also clearly love the material in question.




If you wanna hear some more rare Chumba, please leave a COMMENT, I have a folder full of oddities and absurdities that I'm willing to share, non-chronologically, if you're willing.


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13 comments:

  1. Like it says above, the Chumba rarities folder has 34 items [!], so if you wanna hear some of that stuff, leave us a COMMENT right here!
    https://rapidshare.com/files/1376852954/Chmbw AEoPRN 88.rar

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  2. No such thing as too much Chumbawamba. Yes, please, more. Thank you.

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    1. Ii will try to test that theory...

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  3. I just did a mini-tribute to Chumba today on my radio show - mixed with Woody Guthrie songs for his 100th birthday, The Kinks because Sunday is OFFICIALLY Ray Davies Day here in Portland, and Jason and the Scorchers for poor Perry Baggs, RIP - but didn't go too in-depth; can't wait to give them more airtime soon and sneak in a few of these gems. If any band wouldn't mind boots being played on air, it's them! So, keep 'em coming, much obliged as ever!

    Jeff aka PopC

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    1. Love that combo - Chumba-Kinks-Jason - keep living up to your name!

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  4. Wonderful - didn't even know this existed so thanks very much for sharing.

    SteveO

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    1. I only found it recently - ah Chumba in all their odd glory.

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  5. Wow! Another great recording! Thanks so much for posting!!!

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  6. Hmmm... I wonder why a band would perform a set of punk rock classics and leave out the Ramones. It must have been intentional, but I have no idea what it means. Speaking of 1988, which we are now speaking of, I have just uploaded a clip from a 1988 streetdance, featuring Cheetah Chrome in Bloomington, Indiana, which is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czyQK6d3Ca0

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    1. Yeah it's pretty UK-centric (minss the DK's) so I guess that explains it.
      Liked the CC clip.

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  7. Hi geezers, I'd like to know which band is "Love Song". It rings me a bell, but... :)

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