Chumbawamba - Pictures Of Starving Children Sell Records: Starvation, Charity and Rock & Roll - Lies & Traditions

Chumbawamba - Pictures Of Starving Children Sell Records

Original Release Date

1986

Release Information

UK LP 1986 (Agit Prop - PROP 1)

A1 Prologue
A2 I. How To Get Your Band On Television
A3 II. British Colonialism And The BBC - Flickering Pictures Hypnotise
A4 III. Commercial Break
A5 IV. Unilever - How To Succeed In Business
B1 V. More Whitewashing
B2 VI. ...An Interlude: Beginning To Take It Back
B3 VII. Dutiful Servants And Political Masters
B4 VIII. Coca-Colonisation
B5 IX. ...And In A Nutshell "Food Aid Is Our Most Powerful Weapon" Reagan Administration, 1982
B6 X. Invasion

Chart Placings

UK Indie Hit: 2, 21 wks

Credits

Recorded at Woodlands, Castleford, August 1986

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: The songs here are straight-forward, more poppy than punky, with attention grabbing titles ('British Colonialism & The BBC', 'Coca-Colonisation', 'How To Get Your Band On Television') and extremely intelligent lyrics addressing political issues with a sense of humour ("David Bowie – The Price is Right/With a suitful of compassion and a gobful of shite.") It's very pleased with itself, though, and the overriding sense of smugness make it a chore. I hate this fucking record.

Additional Notes

Reissued on CD as part of First 2.

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