01. What Remains
02. Nothing There
03. What Was Said
04. Hold Back
09. Strip the Threads
10. Open Up (DYS)
11. Can We Win
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Tubthumper caused a huge upheaval in Chumbawamba's fan base, with many of their older fans feeling the band had trivialised all that they had stood for in signing to EMI. The band was targeted by many as being sell-outs and hypocrites, after having been sternly Do-it-Yourself (DIY) for their fifteen year history up until this point (when people cite this fact, however, they do tend to overlook that for many years, Chumbawamba were signed to a smaller commercial label, One Little Indian Records, and the fact that it was distributed by major label London Records).
The band's actions were made the subject of an EP released in 1998, entitled "The Anti-Chumbawamba EP". One of the songs from the EP is available to download on the Chumbawamba official website, with accompanying text from the band stating: "It's all true."
Dunstan Bruce and Danbert Nobacon are shown reading hate mail from various fans and ex-fans in the 2000 Chumbawamba documentary, "Well Done Now Sod Off". The letters are quite rude and severely critical of the actions undertaken by the band, with Nobacon having trouble finishing one letter and exclaiming his amazement at the harshness.
The band's official FAQ has the following to say on the subject: "We signed to EMI/Universal not because we'd been co-opted into the "If you can't beat capitalism... join it" school of thought, but because experience had taught us that in a capitalist environment almost every record company operates on capitalist principles. Our previous record label One Little Indian didn't have the evil symbolic significance of EMI BUT they were completely motivated by profit. Our [Chumbawamba's] position was that whoever we signed with would want us not for our ideas but for the potential profit, so we'd battle for a contract where we still had autonomy."
Here’s some more quality Texas punk for you to kick off a new week. AK-47 were a 5 piece from Houston that released one 1980 single featuring the incendiary anti-cop rant “The Badge Means You Suck”. A listen to this track and Really Red’s “Teaching You The Fear”* helps to paint quite an ugly picture of Houston cops. In fact, this single caused such a ruckus that the Houston PD actually sought to sue the band. According to Guitarist:
“The Badge Means You Suck” has been included on Bloodstains Across Texas. Additionally the full single (b-side “Kiss My Machine”) has been included on the Deep in the Throat of Texas compilation and the Outlaws in My Eye - Texas CD. Track them down if you can.
Within a week of the single’s release, the Houston Police Officer’s Association filed a one-million-dollar lawsuit. Jim, Tim, and Sleepy quit the band the next day. Because we had all used pseudonyms on the record jacket, the H.P.D. claimed to be unable to serve the papers. Nothing ever came of the lawsuit, but we got some free publicity and sold out our first pressing (500 copies). We did a second pressing, and it eventually sold out as well.