In the early 1980s a new rock scene began in Maryland when Scott "Wino" Weinrich founded The Obsessed.
Since Chumbawamba first broke on to the American music scene in 1997, their ubiquitous one hit wonder, "Tubthumping," earned the band recognition while blurring the line between ska, punk and pop. But while everyone remembers the "I get knocked down, but I get up again" song, most would be hard pressed to identify its creators. It has been three years since Chumbawamba last released a song for public consumption in the U.
Readers of The Cavalier Daily, I have suffered for you. Having never been much of a Violent Femmes fan, I did not know what to expect when I volunteered to review "Freak Magnet," their newest release. Well, that's 45 minutes of my life that I will never get back. The best thing I can say about "Freak Magnet" is that it isn't as bad as Hanson.