Chumbawamba ‎– Showbusiness!

One Little Indian ‎– TPLP56C
Cassette, Album

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1 Never Do
2 Never Gave Up
3 Anarchist
4 Heaven/Hell
5 Grateful
6 Homophobia
7 Morality
8 Dog
9 Stitch
10 Mouthful
11 Nazi
12 Timebomb (Jimmy Echo Vocal)
Vocals – Jimmy Echo
13 Slag Aid


  • Bass [Faff Bass]Paul Greco
  • Design [Sleeve Design], Typography [Typesetting]Baader-Meinhof
  • Drums [Showbiz Drums]Harry*
  • Guitar, VocalsBoff*
  • LightingAdy
  • Other [Merchandise] – Vic
  • Percussion [Ever-expanding Percussion Tree]Dunst*
  • Photography [Cover Polaroid] – Harry's Grandad
  • Recorded By [Mobile & Studio], EngineerNeil Ferguson
  • Songwriter, Arranged ByChumbawamba
  • Technician [Backline Tech], Other [Piercings]Spot
  • Technician [Backline Tech], Photography [Back Sleeve Polaroid]Casey Orr (2)
  • Technician [Live Sound], Other [Little Tips]Ed Derby
  • Trumpet [Full-on Trumpet Captain], VocalsMavis Dillon
  • Vocals, KeyboardsLou*
  • Vocals, Other [Boxing Gloves]Alice Nutter
  • Vocals, Other [Tiny Dresses]Danbert Nobacon


"Showbusiness" was recorded on the 18th and 19th August, 1994 at the Duchess of York in Leeds, and mixed a couple of weeks later at Woodlands Studio, Castleford. In response to threats from fascists who rang the venue to say they'd turn up mob-handed and trash it "if Chumbawamba play", Leeds Anti-Fascist Action organised two days of security both inside and outside the club. Fittingly, all money from both concerts (around £1500) was given to AFA.

Ironically it was on the day of the first gig that Home Secretary Michael Howard declared an end to a Suspect's Right to Silence. Shhh... It was also Vic's birthday. All snippets of radio, news, and talking were recorded over the two days. "Showbusiness!" is brought to you by the Doctor Quantize Clinic via One Little Indian records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5016958024741

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TPLP56CD Chumbawamba Showbusiness!(CD, Album) One Little Indian TPLP56CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
VJCP-17506 Chumbawamba Showbusiness!(CD, Album) Virgin Japan VJCP-17506 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
840 905 2 Chumbawamba Showbusiness!(CD, Album) One Little Indian 840 905 2 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
none Chumbawamba Showbusiness!(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Chumbawamba) none Poland Unknown Sell This Version
TPLP056 Chumbawamba Showbusiness!(LP) One Little Indian TPLP056 UK 1995 Sell This Version