Who Sang Commercial Break? Chumbawamba

Chumbawamba Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records cover art
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Alice Nutter, Allen Whalley, Bruce Dunstan, Darren Hamer, Judith Abbott, Louise Watts, Nigel Hunter, Paul Greco
release date: 1986
length: 1:02
producer: Chumbawamba
vocal: Harry "Daz" Hamer, Lou Watts, Alice Nutter, Mavis Dillon, Boff Whalley, Danbert Nobacon and Simon "Commonknowledge" Lanzon
trumpet: Mavis Dillon
engineer: Neil Ferguson
guitar: Boff Whalley and Lou Watts
keyboard: Simon "Commonknowledge" Lanzon
French horn: Mavis Dillon
turntable: Dunstan Bruce
clarinet: Boff Whalley
drums (drum set): Harry "Daz" Hamer
bass guitar: Mavis Dillon
spoons: Alice Nutter
other instruments: Alice Nutter, Danbert Nobacon and Dunstan Bruce
I'm the wife of the boss of the company
And I always make my husband answer to me
With what he says about the blacks, I totally agree
The main problem is, they're not civilized, you see

Look at the way that they squabble between themselves
Rioting at funerals - They'll surely go to hell
If you gave them nice houses, they'd only burn them down
You don't get that in a white man's town

And boycotting products won't do them any good
You see they need the trade to help buy food
And when I visit my niece on her beautiful homestead
The blacks who work for her seem really quite content

So I'll agree with my husband--let things stay as they are
That's always been his motto, and we've gone far

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Prologue / How to Get Your Band on Television
  • 2 British Colonialism and the BBC - Flickering Pictures Hypnotise
  • 3 Commercial Break
  • 4 Unilever - How to Succeed in Business
  • 5 More Whitewashing
  • 6 ... An Interlude: Beginning to Take It Back
  • 7 Dutiful Servants and Political Masters
  • 8 Coca-colanisation
  • 9 ... And in a Nutshell "Food Aid Is Our Most Powerful Weapon" Reagan Administration, 1982
  • 10 Invasion

  • Album Information
    label: Agit Prop
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin