Chumbawamba - Showbusiness! [1995]

Chumbawamba is, unfortunately, best known for their one big hit, "Tub Thumping". Anyways, this impressively-slick live album should give a better perspective on this band of British anarchists. Extremely politically charged, the band's new wave punk discusses gender roles, anarchism, Live Aid, and right wing movements, and never once seems to be sacrificing musical quality for lyrics. Gotta love that sort of integration.
The performance is so very tight that I find myself forgetting it is a live album, except for the moments when the cheering crowd is audible. Synth pads, driving bass, distorted guitars, male-female vocals, and amazingly together percussion makes this album an exhilarating ride.

Enjoy.

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