As Jude Abbott sweetly sings, “Pissin’ the night away.”
Oh crap. Who let the Bega in?
Anyone who’s ever worked at a record store that buys and sells used CDs can tell you what titles they see over and over again.Â Jagged Little Pill, Cracked Rear View, the entire Cranberries catalog … these are discs that clog the bins coast to coast, as music buyers buy, absorb, and ultimately get sick of these huge mega-hits.Â The second type of disc you see a lot is the one-hit wonder album – Vanilla Ice’s To The Extreme or today’s featured artist’s album, Chumbawamba’s Tubthumper. A loose collective of musicians who had been making music in the U.K. since the early ’80s, Chumbawamba had a number of indie releases under their belt before signing to EMI in 1997.Â Tubthumper, their major label debut, was their 7th overall (or so, depending on whether you count live sets or offshoots), so calling them a one-hit wonder, while technically correct in the States, seems a little unfair.Â But that one hit, “Tubthumping,” was a doozy, blasting out of radios and MTV for what seemed like an hourly …