Made three shocking discoveries today:
1. Chumbawamba has been around all of these years
2. Chumbawamba’s discography includes 19 albums
3. Chumbawamba broke up this summer
It all happened so fast.
Chumbawamba has some significance to me. Back in 1997, when Tubthumper was released, my parents were in the middle of divorcing. It wasn’t the worst time of my life or anything but there were some sad moments. One being the first Christmas we spent separately as a family.
I really wanted the new Chumbawamba CD and ended up getting two copies, one from mom and one from dad. I cried. Not for the obvious reason (getting two Chumbawama CD’s for Christmas) but because I knew this meant my parents weren’t communicating.
Things are all cool now and my parents are best buds. However, whenever I hear “Tubthumping” it takes me back to that fateful year when all I wanted for Christmas was the Chumbawamba CD.
It’s sort of sad but you can laugh if you want. I do.