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Page 26 The Palm Beach Post MARCH 27, 1998 TGIF 123 I -Surprise! Chumbawamba offers musical message into a minibus," Bruce said. The democratically run group of anarchists isn't swimming in royalties yet. (It recently turned down an advertising deal from Nike to-use Tubthumping in commercials.) But Bruce is looking forward to the day when Chumbawamba can support some of its pet causes with real money. the tapes that would later become Tubthumping, the album, the label was unimpressed. "Things had been going badly for the final year," Bruce said. "And when they heard the album, they just thought it was crap." Universal Records, a major U.S.-based label, thought differently and signed the group to a recording contract. Hear music Call 511 and enter category 1 1 24 to hear Tubthumping by Chumbawamba. jl 50$ for up to 1 five minutes. See 2A for more details. By Gene Stout Seattle Past-Intelligencer In light of the success of Chumbawamba's hit single Tubth-umping, it's easy to dismiss the British group as a novelty act. But there's a lot more substance to this highly political group of musical anarchists than its 'rhythmic pop hit would suggest. "I get knocked down But I get . up again You're never going to keep me down," the group sings in Tubthumping, which takes its name from a slang word for soap CHUMBAWAMBA: 7p.m. Wednesday at the Cameo Theatre in Miami. Tickets: $15. Phone: (305) 532-0922. tures of Starving Children Sell Records, in reaction to Live-Aid and other benefit concerts popular at the time. In 1993, the group joined One Little Indian, a label that has been home to Bjork, Skunk Anansie and The Shamen. But when the group presented One Little Indian with Chumbawamba s last U.S. tour was about eight years ago. "There were about 12 of us. crew members and all, crammed box orator tubthumper. The lyrics are so innocuous that the song (from the album of the same name) has been used as PINrMDESIGN an antnem ror soccer rans. cut those who have visited Chumbawamba's Web site have The Holocaust, The Heist. If The Habitat Center 11 4047 Okeechobee Blvd., 108 V 1 West Palm Beach (561) 684-1440 I Mon.-Sat. 10-6 learned that surprise! the . catchy lyrics are merely a prelude to a vast political text outlining the jf -Mil j 44 1 1 r ,. - group s anarchistic views. The Web site advises visitors to "wipe your shoes on your way We carry one of the world's finest collections of antique & reproduction pine and hardwood furniture ik accessories. 1 Custom made ENTERTAINMENT UNITS, ! WALL UNITS & LIBRARIES out "It's very funny, really," sing- er-percussionist Dunstan Bruce said in a phone interview from the fvv.--.T- group s hometown of Leeds, tng land. mm mmssswm i "We're very much aware of the fact that we have this single that isn't obviously political. So people have been coerced into the world of Chumbawamba. 1 hey ve been led by the ear. '100 Tax Deductible Contribution Could Make It Yours ! '76 Silver Shadow; 45,000 miles; One Owner; Val. 30,000 ONLY 500 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD BESEFITS GROWING TOGETHER ADOLESCENT SL BSTANCE ABUSE TREA TMENT PROGRAM See The Rolls Sat. 7 am - 1 pm WPB Downtown Green Market Or Call 585 - 0892 Ihe eight-member group, which appears Wednesday at the Cameo Theatre in Miami Beach, formed in 1982 and spent its first six years squatting in a house in Leeds. The band has urged its fans to shoplift its albums and even provided a list of recommended We're Having Our... stores. 'We Have Featuring ' In protest of Britain's current government, band members POND GAZING GlOBES! VAC II dumped a bucket of ice water on Annual Sprint Deputy Prime Minister John Pres- cott while he watched Fleetwood Mac perform at the Brit Awards. Don't miss our special lecture by Hector Feliciano, author of The Lost Museum: The Nazi Conspiracy To Steal The World's Greatest Works of Art. Sunday, March 29 3pm Tickets: $10 per person. Available through the Museum Box Office or by calling 561-832-5196, ext. 100, Monday - Friday. The incident was in protest of the government's failure to support striking dockworkers. The group's first album, released in the '80s. was titled Pic- April 1st Thru April 30th 10 Off All Concrete Products 20 Off All Pottery and Water Gardening Including Fish and Plants NORTON MUSEUM OF ART Palm BeadiCountvnorida 1451 S Oi;v6 Avenue West Palm Beach 1-832-5196 nff.WSTCThVBlYnilNCi Urdl's Wafer Gardening Center, Inc. 20 N Congress Ave. Defray Beach 561-276-9017 - 272-0501 i r W fr, rr Vl 1 ri ' C Ir ij- ft Mtn -TUBTHIJMPFRC- Fnfflich rnrU. Shop at our Museum Store and enjoy lunch at our cafe Taste by The Breakers. For membership information can 561-659-6786. ers Chumfca.aba say their hit Singte Tutt.'-.umpirf has eC. Is-teners to ttm 'b- fa-.'