Uneasy Listening (Chumbawamba album)

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Uneasy Listening
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Compilation album by Chumbawamba
Released 1998
Recorded 1986 - 1998
Genre Anarcho-punk, pop
Length 74:38
Label EMI (UK)
Chumbawamba chronology
Tubthumper
(1997)
Uneasy Listening
(1998)
WYSIWYG
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[3]

Uneasy Listening is a compilation album by the anarcho-punk band Chumbawamba. It contains songs from the time of their first album Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records up to 1998.

It contains one previously-unreleased song, "We Don't Go to God's House Anymore", which is based on a tune derived from the Alabama 3 song "U Don't Danse 2 Tekno Anymore".

The cover photograph depicts Buenaventura Durruti, an anarchist soldier and revolutionary who died fighting fascists in Spain in 1936.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and produced by Chumbawamba except where noted.

# Title Length Original Album Year Notes
1 "...And in a Nutshell" 1:16 Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records 1986
2 "Mouthful of Shit" 3:38 Anarchy 1994
3 "Behave" 4:14 "Behave" single 1992
4 "Timebomb" 4:08 "Timebomb" single 1993 Single remix
5 "Morality Play in Three Acts" 4:06 "Homophobia" single 1994
6 "Enough Is Enough" 4:35 "Enough Is Enough" single 1993 Written and performed by Chumbawamba & Credit to the Nation
7 "On Being Pushed" 0:30 Anarchy 1994
8 "Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire" 2:02 English Rebel Songs 1381-1914 1988
9 "Ugh! Your Ugly Houses!" 2:19 Swingin' with Raymond 1995
10 "Look! No Strings!" 5:00 Shhh 1992
11 "Big Mouth Strikes Again" 5:34 Shhh 1992
12 "This Girl" 3:42 Swingin' with Raymond 1995
13 "Smash Clause 28!" 4:46 "Smash Clause 28! Fight the Alton Bill!" single 1988
14 "Georgina" 2:24 Anarchy 1994
15 "Waiting, Shouting" 2:55 Swingin' with Raymond 1995
16 "Song of the Mother in Debt..." 6:10 Pox Upon the Poll Tax compilation 1989
17 "On the Day the Nazi Died" 1:20 N/A 1994 Previously unreleased live version
18 "Give the Anarchist a Cigarette" 4:00 Anarchy 1994
19 "Nothing Knocks Me Over" 3:04 "Portraits of Anarchists" EP 1996
20a "We Don't Go to God's House Anymore" 8:55 Previously unreleased 1998 Written by Chumbawamba and Alabama 3
20b "Harry's Ambient Mantra" (excerpt) (n/a) "Hat Trick for Harry" unreleased EP 1993 Hidden track. A brief portion of an otherwise unreleased ten-minute remix of "Happiness Is Just A Chant Away."

Personnel[edit]

Chumbawamba[edit]

With[edit]

  • Neil Ferguson
  • Simon Lanzon
  • Matthew Hanson
  • Mave Dillon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 163. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.