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Swingin' with Raymond

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Released  23 October 1995
Swingin' with Raymond (1995)  Tubthumper (1997)
Release date  23 October 1995
Genres  Anarcho-punk, Pop music
Length  46:36
Artist  Chumbawamba
Label  Virgin Schallplatten
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Similar  Chumbawamba albums, Anarcho-punk albums

Chumbawamba swingin with raymond full album

Swingin' with Raymond is the seventh studio album by anarchist punk band Chumbawamba. The album cover features a photograph of Raymond Mills, whom the band selected for his tattooed hands.


Chumbawamba this girl with lyrics

Musical style

The first half (tracks 1–6), entitled "Love It", features folk-styled love songs, sung by Lou Watts and featuring acoustic guitars and violin; Chris Nickson, an Allmusic critic, described the first half of the album as "ironic," commenting that the songs are "about the love of ideas -- even love itself becomes an idea." The second half (tracks 7–13), entitled "Hate It", features the other vocalists, faster rhythms, trumpet and louder guitars; Nickson felt that the second half contained "strong melodies and choruses." To complement the disparity between the two halves, the cover features a man on the album with "LOVE" and "HATE" tattooed on his knuckles. Some versions of the LP featured two separate discs, one for each part.

Track listing

All songs written and arranged by Chumbawamba.

love it!
  1. "This Girl" – 3:44
  2. "Never Let Go" – 4:03
  3. "Just Look at Me Now" – 3:22
  4. "Not the Girl I Used to Be" – 4:02
  5. "The Morning After (The Night Before)" – 3:33
  6. "Love Can Knock You Over" – 3:36
hate it!
  1. "All Mixed Up" – 4:08
  2. "This Dress Kills" – 3:31
  3. "Salome (Let's Twist Again)" – 3:50
  4. "Oxymoron" – 3:36
  5. "Waiting, Shouting" - 2:55
  6. "Hey! You! Outside Now!" – 3:52
  7. "Ugh! Your Ugly Houses!" – 2:22

Production by Chumbawamba and Neil Ferguson.


  • Lou Watts
  • Harry Hamer
  • Paul Greco
  • Boff Whalley
  • Dunstan Bruce
  • Mavis Dillon
  • Danbert Nobacon
  • Alice Nutter
  • Dee Scholey – Violin on love songs
  • Simon Commonknowledge – Extra vocals on "Salome"
  • Babs Fox st The FFRWD – Live tape in middle of "Salome"
  • Songs

    1This Girl3:44
    2Never Let Go4:04
    3Just Look at Me Now3:23


    Swingin' with Raymond Wikipedia