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Chumbawamba at London Passing Clouds, Dalston on 4th March 2010


 Chumbawamba at London Passing Clouds, Dalston on 4th March 2010

 

I was fortunate enough to see East London on 4th March 2010.

The London, we don’t get Norwegians up North”.

  

11.0pt;font-family:Arial”>The Day the Nazi Died:

 


Revolution! 
Open your eyes time to wake up 
Enough is enough is enough is enough 
We’re taught that after the war the Nazis vanished without a trace 
But battalions of fascists still dream of a master race 
The history books they tell of their defeat in forty-five 
But they all come out of the woodwork on the day the Nazi died 
They say the prisoner of Spandau was a symbol of defeat 
Whilst Hess remained imprisoned and the fascists they were beat 
So the promise of an Aryan world would never materialise 
So why did they all come out of the woodwork on the day the Nazi died 
The world is riddled with maggots–the maggots are getting fat 
They’re making a tasty meal of all the bosses and bureaucrats 
They’re taking over the board rooms and they’re fat and full of pride 
And they all came out of the woodwork on the day the Nazi died 
So if you meet with these historians I’ll tell you what to say 
Tell them that the Nazis never really went away 
They’re out there burning houses down and peddling racist lies 
And we’ll never rest again until every Nazi dies

Their message is deadly serious but they manage to do everything in a fun and humorous way. They discuss the story behind the song giving immediate meaning to the song and always treating the crowd as their intellectual equivalents.

 

Chumbawamba were very ably supported by the excellent O’Hooley and Tidow; two girls who really can sing and Belinda’s piano playing is sublime. They played through their new album – Silent June which was released in February 2010.

          

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