Homophobia (song)

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"Homophobia"
Homophobia chumbawamba.jpeg
Single by Chumbawamba
from the album Anarchy
Released1994
FormatCD, 12" vinyl
RecordedWoodland Studios, UK
GenreFolk[1]
Length4:35
LabelOne Little Indian (UK, 1994)
Songwriter(s)Chumbawamba
Producer(s)Chumbawamba & Credit to the Nation
Chumbawamba singles chronology
"Timebomb"
(1993)
"Homophobia"
(1994)
"Ugh! Your Ugly Houses!"
(1995)

"Homophobia" is a song from Chumbawamba's album Anarchy, concerning the topic of modern homophobia. It remained a regular part of Chumbawamba's live set, usually in an a cappella version, from its initial release in 1994 up to the band's retirement in 2012. This arrangement was performed on their 1994 live album Showbusiness!. The version released as a single is very different from the album and live versions, having an upbeat synthesised backing, altered lyrics, and backing vocals by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

The B-side "Song for Derek Jarman" is a heavily reworked version of "Rage" from Anarchy. It quotes from Dylan Thomas's "Do not go gentle into that good night" and ends with a clip of Derek Jarman himself praising the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

The song reached number 79 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Track listings[edit]

Version 1[3]

  1. "Homophobia (Sisters Mix)" (4:35) (vocals by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence)
  2. "Morality Play In Three Acts" (4:08)
  3. "Homophobia Acapella (Live)" (3:12)
  4. "Song For Derek Jarman" (5:46)

Version 2[4]

  1. "Homophobia (Sisters Mix)" (4:34) (vocals by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence)
  2. "Enough Is Enough" (4:37) (with Credit to the Nation)
  3. "Morality Play In Three Acts" (4:07)
  4. "The Day The Nazi Died" (2:38) (a song about the death and funeral of Rudolf Hess)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anarchy - Chumbawamba - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Chumbawamba chart history". Official Charts. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Chumbawamba – Homophobia". Discogs. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Chumbawamba with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – Homophobia track list". Discogs. Retrieved 25 February 2017.

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