Homophobia (song)

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Single by Chumbawamba
from the album Anarchy
Released 1994
Format CD, 12" vinyl
Recorded Woodland Studios, UK
Genre Folk[1]
Length 4:35
Label One Little Indian (UK, 1994)
Writer(s) Chumbawamba
Producer(s) Chumbawamba & Credit to the Nation
Chumbawamba singles chronology
"Ugh! Your Ugly Houses!"

"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 was a hit in the UK, going to number 76 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 Rudolph Hess)


  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/anarchy-mw0000527230
  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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