is the debut studio album by Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records anarcho-punk band Chumbawamba, released in 1986 on Agit-Prop Records. It was released as criticism to Live Aid, which was a rock festival held in aid of charity efforts in Africa.
The sound of Danbert Nobacon vomiting into a toilet was apparently the first thing that sound engineer Neil Ferguson (who later joined the band) recorded for the band.
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written and produced by Chumbawamba
"How to Get Your Band on Television" - 8:23
(also listed in two parts as "Prelude" and "Slag Aid") "British Colonialism and the BBC" - 2:51
"Commercial Break" - 1:02
"Unilever" - 4:23
"More Whitewashing" - 3:43
"An Interlude: Beginning to Take It Back" - 2:41
"Dutiful Servants and Political Masters" - 2:15
"Coca-Colanisation" - 0:54
"...And in a Nutshell" - 2:13
"Invasion" - 5:07
Track details [ edit ]
"How to Get Your Band on Television" critiques
Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Cliff Richard's self-promotional techniques, such as Queen's playing in apartheid South Africa. Following a slew of Live Aid-style promotions, sequels and events and the death of Mercury, it was re-written in the 1990s as "Slag Aid", retaining most of the original lyrics. The version of it released on the live album " Showbusiness!" also references McCartney, but adds Axl Rose, Michael Jackson and Johnny Rotten as more modern examples.
Personnel [ edit ]
Harry - Drums, Vocals, guitar solo on "Slag Aid"
Alice Nutter - Vocals
Boff - Guitar, Vocals, Clarinet Mavis Dillon - Bass guitar, Trumpet, French Horn, Vocals
Lou - Vocals, Guitar
Danbert Nobacon - Vocals Dunst -
Simon "Commonknowledge" Lanzon - Keyboards, Accordion, Voice
Neil Ferguson - Engineer