Chumbawamba is not getting back up again. The British anarcho-punk band has officially split. Perhaps best known for their 1997 single "Tubthumping," the members of Chumbawamba confirmed the news on their website Monday afternoon.
"Tubthumping" -- informally known by its prominent hook, "I Get Knocked Down" -- peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart and climbed to No. 6 in the U.S.
Here's a part of Chumbawamba's official breakup statement, entitled "The End":
We felt we’d got to a point where what we did as a band -- and specifically the writing, recording, touring cycle -- wasn’t doing justice to what Chumbawamba set out to do in the first place. We were always as much about ideas as music, and that meant doing more than writing, recording and touring songs. It meant trying to be relevant and active and up-to-date, while trying to avoid the dreaded rut of routine or repetition. being up-to-date meant giving plenty of time and energy to the band, constantly, for those thirty years; a constancy we plainly couldn’t keep up with in the end.
Remember the good times with "Tubthumping" and other Chumbawamba tracks below.
Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
Music video by Chumbawamba performing Tubthumping. (C) 1997 Chumbawamba Licensed exclusively to Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Chumbawamba - On Ebay
This is the music video for Chumbawamba's "On Ebay" from 2004's "Un". The video was created by and is available from the website www.finctank.co.uk
Chumbawamba - She's Got All The Friends
The music video for Chumbawamba's "She's Got All The Friends" off of 2000's "WYSIWYG" (What You See Is What You Get). This is a slightly different version than the song from the US release of the album, and was taken from Chumbawamba's website, at www.chumba.com
Chumbawamba - Timebomb
The music video for "Timebomb" by Chumbawamba. I managed to save it before it got removed either by YouTube or the user, so I thought I should upload it for anyone who has missed it, included me, so enjoy!
Chumbawamba - Liberation
Theres always been a pattern of struggle and defeat Never that cycle incomplete Never enough to tip the scales Too many people rotting in jails Or bloodied on the battlefields The history books from every age Have the same words written on every page Always starting with Revolution And ending with Capitulation Always silenced by the truncheon Or bought out with concessions Always repetition... Repetition... repetition... repetition... (Repeat) Im the boss of the factory Im in charge of the UKC Shopfloor workers run and fetch As I sit around and smugly watch And the process makes me stinking rich Were all links in the factory chain And the chain grows longer day by day And whilst were apart The process wont stop Repetition... repetition... repetition... (Repeat) But were kept apart by philosophies And moral stances and policies Well be stuck in our own little ghettos forever Til we start to work together Together... Together... Together... Together in the open or together in our little heaven? Fighting for total change, or working for concessions? Do we take what is ours, or ask that it be given? Are we stealing it together, or asking for permission? Even though we disagree we share a common enemy Our methods may not be the same But together we can break the chain Different aims, different means, with common ground in between Dont sit back, its time to act This life is ours, lets snatch it back Even though we disagree we share a common enemy Our methods may not be the same <b>...</b>
Chumbawamba - The Diggers' Song
Unilever - Chumbawamba
Anarcho-punk song from Chumbawamba's first album, Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records released in 1986. Lyrics: Whitewash When you don't want to feed the world When you just want to feed your bank balance Wash your guilt away Unilever washes whiter Soap to clean those dirty hands And a slap for the people who work the land Unilever Man-made hunger Soap in our eyes John West is the best Old soap opera No soap-reality Legal slave trade Domestos kills all known truths dead Soap to wash the darkest stain Profit covers up the pain Of a slow, deliberate genocide And all the dirt you want to hide Take the black and wash it whiter Brooke-Bond Oxo Blue Band, Bird's Eye Lifebuoy, Sunsilk Persil washes whiter We make whitewash We sell whitewash Consume whitewash Consumed by whitewash Whitewash Buy it Somewhere in this cycle there's me and you What are we prepared to do? (vomiting)
Chumbawamba - Farewell to the Crown
artist: Chumbawamba feat. the Oyster Band song: Farewell to the Crown **sry for the bad quality of the pic^^' but it's the music that counts,not the pic ;p
Chumbawamba - We Don't Go to God's House Anymore
Chumbawamba - We Don't Go to God's House Anymore
Chumbawamba - Bella Ciao
Bella Ciao from Chumbawamba