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Tubthumping

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Tubthumping

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season

We gave it a D

Tubthumping‘s not a song that reminds you of the good times; it’s not a song that reminds you of the better times — it’s a song that reminds you of…another song. This carbon copy of Chumbawamba’s album-only hit, performed by studio musicians, is designed to trick the undiscerning consumer. After repeated listenings, though, the seams show: The tempo’s too frantic; the vocals are off; the faux cockney accents sound stiff. Still, it’s a dadaist perversity that might even appeal to Chumbawamba’s anarchist sensibility. D