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Chumbawamba + Passion Killers - Be Happy! Despite It All - 1983 (U.K)

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    The cassette-only first demo recorded by Chumbawamba, with side B of the cassette representing the first demo of Passion Killers, who were a band featuring Chumba's Boff Whalley on bass guitar.

    Chumbawamba songs recorded Jan & June 1983, except "In Texas" & "Obscene" at home, "Arthur" live at Colne, December 1982.
    Passion Killers songs recorded on Jimmy Echo's mixer, 5/5/83, Daz's dad's house, except "Why?", recorded 1982.

    Each cassette cover is hand-coloured, so that no two covers are exactly alike. Artwork photos included.

    Label: Sky & Trees
    Catalog#: #3
    Format: Cassette, Split
    Country: UK
    Released: 1983
    Genre: Pop, Rock
    Style: Punk, Ballad

    Tracklist
    A1 Chumbawamba - No
    A2 Chumbawamba - Work
    A3 Chumbawamba - Animals
    A4 Chumbawamba - Arthur (Live)
    A5 Chumbawamba - Manual
    A6 Chumbawamba - Lies
    A7 Chumbawamba - Ducks / Baby Waved A Flag
    A8 Chumbawamba - Shit
    A9 Chumbawamba - In Texas
    A10 Chumbawamba - Obscene
    A11 Chumbawamba - No More War
    B1 Passion Killers - OK To Go
    B2 Passion Killers - Same Old Lies
    B3 Passion Killers - What Do They Hide
    B4 Passion Killers - I Won't Fight Your Wars
    B5 Passion Killers - Going Too Fast
    B6 Passion Killers - Whose Life Is It Anyway?
    B7 Passion Killers - Does It Work?
    B8 Passion Killers - Why?

    Credits
    Bass Guitar - Boffo* (tracks: B1 to B8)
    Drums, Vocals - Daz (6) (tracks: B1 to B8)
    Guitar, Vocals - Dave* (tracks: B1 to B8)
    Keyboards - Simon* (tracks: A1 to A11)
    Performer - Anne* (tracks: A1 to A11) , Boffo* (tracks: A1 to A11) , Dan* (tracks: A1 to A11) , Diane (6) (tracks: A1 to A11) , Dunst* (tracks: A1 to A11) , Lou* (tracks: A1 to A11) , Midge (tracks: A1 to A11)
     




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    Be Happy ! Despite It All... (Demos)
    Release Date : 1983

    Chumbawamba songs recorded Jan & June 1983, except "In Texas" & "Obscene" at home, "Arthur" live at Colne, December 1982. Passion Killers songs recorded on Jimmy Echo's mixer, 5/5/83, Daz's dad's house, except "Why?", recorded 1982.Each cassette cover is hand-coloured, so that no two covers are exactly alike.
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    Chumbawamba + Passion Killers Biography

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    This anarchist pop punk band is probably best known for the single "Tubthumping", which was everywhere in 1997, but probably less well known is the fact that this was taken from their eighth studio album, "Tubthumper".

    Formed in a squat in Leeds, England, in 1982, Chumbawamba released their first single, "Revolution", in 1985. Up to a point they self-released most of their material on labels they ran themselves, such as [l74128] and [l22496]. Their musical style has changed through the years, initially a shouting punk band, later recording some folk songs, then, with the "Jesus H Christ" album, they discovered electronic music.

    That album, however, was built around numerous samples of other groups and, when they found out how much clearing them would cost, they scrapped it (though, it was released as a bootleg and, in recent years, via their chumbawamba.tv site as mp3s) and rerecorded the album without the samples and with a new focus on censorship.

    "Anarchy" was their response to criticism from their contemporaries for their move into pop music, funny, political and musically experimental. The anti-Nazi song "Enough is Enough", recorded with regular collaborator MC Fusion, was released as a single and launched Fusion's new group Credit to the Nation. They had minor chart success, but nothing compared to what was to come.

    The disappointing "Swingin' with Raymond" followed and was the end of their relationship with One Little Indian. Deciding that there's no such thing as a good capitalist, big or small, they signed with EMI, whom they had criticised in the past. The band were heavily criticised once again, but the massive worldwide success of "Tubthumper" allowed the band to fund numerous political campaigns around the world.

    They were never to repeat the success of that single and proudly proclaimed themselves one hit wonders and their relationship with EMI only lasted one more album and a few singles. Independent again with Mutt Records, and with long-time producer Neil Ferguson now officially a member, they have continued to experiment with their style, recording "Readymades", mixing folk samples with dance beats, the soundtrack to the Alex Cox film "Revengers Tragedy" and their latest release, "UN", recorded on a mini disc in Latin America and at Chumbawamba's Bradford studio, mixing styles and sounds from different parts of the world.

    Since then, the group slimmed down to just Lou, Neil, Boff and Jude, and added Phil Moody on accordion to play folk music with pop influences. The other members have moved on to their own projects.

    Always controversial, often under attack from the left and the right, Chumbawamba have always done things their own way and, in their own words, "Never do what you are told."

    In August 2012 the band decided to call it quits after some final gigs in their 30th year of existence mainly because "the rest of our lives got in the way and we couldn’t commit the time and enthusiasm that the band demanded."


    Band members: Neil Ferguson, Lou Watts, Jude Abbott, Phil Moody, Allan Whalley
    Band ex-members: , Simon Lanzon, Dunstan Bruce, Paul Greco, Mavis Dillon, Cobie Laan, Nigel Hunter, Anne Holden, Darren Hamer

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    Disclaimer: this biography was gathered automatically through an external music database and could be inaccurate. We don't control the information found here.


    Label - Sky & Trees

    Independent label set up in 1983 by UK anarchist pop-punk band Chumbawamba, that mainly released cassettes (#2 was actually a pamphlet). Sky & Trees remained active for about 2 years, as in 1985 Chumbawamba set up another label, by the name of Agit Prop.
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    Anybody know where I can buy this cassette?
    Some months ago I found a cassette label (from UK I think) that had this on their catalogue, but I can't remember what it was.
     
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    Yeah I found that label too, they never replied to my email, so I think it's safe to assume that they're an old site that hasn't been visited or updated in many years.

    As for finding a physical copy, next to impossible. Chumbawamba have let all their catalog before 1997 go out of print, which is why I chose to share this copy I obtained with everyone! Even I don't have the tape, some dude in Greece ripped it for me!
     
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    Aye. Hopefully someone makes a bootleg some day. I've been looking for the cassette for a long time now. The Passion Killers songs are just amazing!
    Thanks for your reply!
     
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    Thanks!!
    I love Chumbawamba but in this case PK is better
     
  7. Ring Of Truth

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    Passion Killers was actually just another incarnation of Chumbawamba, they released another album in 1991 on Rugger Bugger Records called Fixin To Die, where they cover Country Joe McDonald's classic song, re-wrote for the first gulf war.

    Other bands you might be interested that Chumbawamba did on the side would be Skin Disease (did a track on a oi comp track was called I'm Thick), and also Antidote where I believe they joined up with their friends The Ex. They did a few others over the years too... also another bit of Chumba history they started as a bad called Chimp Eats Banana and released a great demo... and Danbert Nobacon who now lives in America is still releasing some great anarcho-folk music, I actually got a chance to do a few shows with him back in Dec of 07
     
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    Thanks for the info! I've got the Chimp Eats Banana demo already but Skin Disease and Antidote are new to me
     
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    Could you please post that Chimp Eats Banana demo? I'd love to hear it! Let me know when it's done!
     
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    Done and done:

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    Amazing! Thanks so much! I'm guessing you only have the 128kbps mp3s? It would be amazing to have these in higher quality, but it's not like there's 1000s of copies of that tape floating around either! haha

    Here's a link to the only official Antidote 7":
    www.mediafire.com/?hn2eiymlznm
    It's pretty awesome!
     
  12. punkmar77

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    Guys please start new threads for these very interesting uploads, that way they can be found with search by name....remember a tracklist and cover art are always great too....thanx
     
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    Yep, only the 128kbps I'm afraid. Thanks for the Antidote 7"!

    I did, I just thought it would make sense to post the direct dl link also here :)
    No cover art was available and I was too busy to type the tracks. Maybe later :p
     
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    So after six years of searching I finally managed to get my hands on this cassette. Cost me "only" £25 but totally worth it! I found this on Discogs (it's been on my wantlist for a few years now) and two weeks later some different seller was selling it. So maybe there's a new bootleg copy or something... Just saying that keep your eyes open if you want the cassette :)
     
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    Yeah I got one off discogs too. I'm fairly certain its a bootleg because the cover was photocopier, and from what I understand, each copy had a hand drawn cover.
     
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