Note: Chumbawamba fans are great commenters, therefore this series will continue, if irregularly and irreverently. Also, the series is wildly non-chronological not out of some attempt to adhere to anarchist principles but because the band's discography is utterly bewildering.
Hey, here's the first Chumbawamba (more HERE) single from 1985 (which is not to imply I don't have old demos, if you're so inclined). This single, whose track list won't help you much, feels kinda like a rehearsal for Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records, as a couple of the 'sections' done here are repeated on that classic album. Ultimately, it's a formative document, which, while not foretelling every shift the band would go through, does show a band determined to be attacking on multiple fronts simultaneously.
A HMV Side, Introduction To History And Where We Stand. Which Side Of The
B Fence Side, And Its Application To Everyday Life. The R'n'R Factory Strike.
Bass, Vocals – Dunst
Drums, Guitar – Artmi
Guitar, Drums – Man Afraid
Guitar, Vocals – Boffo, Loo
Keyboards, Voice – Simon
Vocals – Alice Nutter, Danbert Nobacon
Recorded at Woodlands Studio.
An ajit-prop rekawrd.
Disc is encased in 8-page booklet (in black & white & red).
Suggested retail price on front sleeve: "one pound + twenty pence".
If you wanna hear some STILL more rare Chumba, please leave a COMMENT, there's a folder full of oddities and absurdities that I'm willing to share, non-chronologically, if you're willing.
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