They Might Be Giants – Tubthumping

I guess we're going with a little tour of my musical self-education this week... and today hits two of my favorites from high school.  Flood was of seminal importance in my listening development, and I've been to more TMBG shows and own more TMBG albums than any other band (a fact made fairly easy by their significant catalog).  Chumbawamba on the other hand?  My brother got the CD just for "Tubthumping" and decided he didn't like anything else on it.  I pretty much liked everything else on it (and I liked "Tubthumping" too).  It was subversive and intelligent and, for anarchists, amazingly structured.  Anyway, a year or two ago TMBG covered Chumbawamba and I love them even more for it.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhR1bI7ecT8

Also, it doesn't appear to be on Youtube, but you should go find Chumbawamba's cover of "New York Mining Disaster 1941."  Hauntingly beautiful.

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