Chumbawamba – Boston Arms, Tufnell Park, London – 14/12/87

Introduction / Ah Men / You Dont Help Your Enemy / Let’s Do The Revolution / In Support Of The I.R.A / Mr Heseltine Meets The Public / No Poll Tax / Interlude / Next Questions / Wasteland / The Day The Nazi Died / Adversity / How To Get Your Band On TV / World Turned Upside Down¬†/ More Whitewashing / Flickering Pictures Hypnotise¬†

7 Responses to “Chumbawamba – Boston Arms, Tufnell Park, London – 14/12/87”

  1. back2front Says:

    An interesting choice. The track is not called “In Support of the IRA” but rather “Read All About It”. I asked Boff about this a while back as it caused a bit of bother at the time and he suggested that they were (a little naively) trying to get people to think more about local UK issues. The IRA were popular among certain left wing groups as well due to their attempt on Thatcher’s cabinet in Brighton back in the day but also due to their civil rights origins. The reality of course was that the IRA had an agenda and if you didn’t like it you could go fuck yourself. They were just as bad as any police force at the end of the day.

    This is a good set all the same.

  2. Anok Jon Says:

    Really like this one! Live chumba is some great stuff! How about the Revolution ep!

  3. gabe Says:

    never mind the chumba ive always found them to be shit

  4. Penguin Says:

    There is nothing quite like a nice considered comment, well thought out and beautifully written. Well done Gabe.

  5. Jim V Says:

    Amazing how the credibility balance was so against the chumbas…all the support of Conflict, squats, thoughtful anarchy, they supported every pc cause going…and then they sign to EMI ???

  6. aikanae Says:

    Wow. Thx.

  7. dodobus Says:

    But they used the EMI money to fund indymedia.org, which can only be a good thing from an anarchist point of view.

    Thanks for this.

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