Everyone was saying, "Oh, Chumbawamba, they're crap, can't get arrested." But we had absolute faith in what we were doing, so we put our heads down and made the best album we possibly could. Then we got a deal based on the final product.
We live in a capitalist world, but money is not our prime motivation. If Chumbawamba makes loads of money, we're not going to rush out and buy two houses or designer- label clothes. That's the rock 'n' roll bubble, and we're not playing into it.
We're not a band because we're trying to be the Mother Teresas of the music industry, out to serve everybody. We're a band first and foremost because we love playing pop music.
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