You can follow The Shamen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5E704N5StxMVKpalhaJ5L3
Here’s a wee Shamen intro playlist for you: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3UYALt0TrMTBsk9Jmo4Ij4?si=E8zP5Ki4QACJ6J-Ms1O2AQ
It’s been 25 years since the release of The Shamens’ “Boss Drum” album, which won them a highly coveted Ivor Novello award for Songwriters of the year, went double platinum album and of course spawned the sometimes controversial no1 Single for four ( yes count them) weeks “Ebeneezer Goode” alongside the hit single “LSI”, “Boss Drum”, “Phorever People”, ‘Re-evolution’ and “Comin; On” , some rather fine mixes & more….. which seems like a good reason to mention it.
You can hear it here
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25 years after the Shamens’ single release “Ebeneezer Goode” was banned, then sent scurrying up the charts to no1 where it remained for 4 weeks until we deleted it. Heres some more palaver on how it came to be, in case anyone missed it last time:
How we made … Ebeneezer Goode by the Shamen
with some more gratuitous rug references.. especially for anyone that hated it 😉
listen links here
More carry on at the Shamen’ Facebook page.
Heres some of the flava it came in
Ebeneezer Goode – Beat edit The Shamen
Ebeneezer Goode – South of Detroit Vocal The Shamen
Ebeneezer Goode – Shamen Dub The Shamen
Pandit G ( Asian Dub Foundation (Official) Sound System )
Haroon was one of the pioneers. I remember seeing Joi Bangla Sound System down Bass Clef back in the 80s. The music , the vibe, the crowd. I knew then something new was going to happen, bringing together not just our origins – but where we find ourselves today.
Bobby Friction (DJ Presenter – BBC Asian Network )
Haroon Shamsher changed British Music forever Haroon Shamsher changed Britain Forever
Jon Coxon ( SpringHeelJack/ Producer)
“Haroon was a musical agitator, with no respect for musical boundaries”
Mark Strippel (Head of BBC Radio 1Xtra / Asian Network )
Haroon Shamsher continues to be an inspiration. He made a profound difference throughout his career, from the origins of Joi Bangla as a youth movement in the East End to the evolution into groundbreaking music collective Joi. The group changed the British music landscape and his cultural impact lives on today.”
Aki Nawaz ( Nation Records, Fun-Da-Mental )
Haroon was a hero and acknowledgement to him and Joi collective is a absolute Joy
Mushtaq Omar Uddin (Producer, Songwriter, Amy Winehouse, Skepta)
I remember his (Haroon’s) shyness, quietness and reluctance to limelight. Very loud qualities that most others in that microcosm seemed to lack. A true genius of his time. I used to look up to him.
A special Blue Plaque will be unveiled in East London. We would like you to join us at 10am sharp on Thursday 15th June outside 55 Brick Lane, London E1 (formerly Ambala Sweets).Haroon’s brother Farook will unveil the plaque, outside the building that the young Shamsher brothers moved into in Brick Lane, where their father ran a traditional music shop, and recording studio.
Haroon’s brother Farook Shamsher (Joi Soundsytem) will talk to Bobby Friction on his BBC Asian Network Show about Haroon on 15th June. @ 20.00
There will be a Haroon Shamsher Joi tribute anniversary event on Saturday evening 8 July 18.00 in the Kobi Nazrul Centre. E1
Haroon was also blessed with an impish sense of humour, his inflight attire including t shirt bearing the legend “don’t panic, i’m islamic”Colin Angus (The Shamen)
headsup, that joi soundsystem will be playing out on the bbc asian network in bobby frictions, all day “old skool dj takeover” radio show on easter bank holiday monday april 17th.
joi will be on around 9pm.
listen up for joi classics, exclusive dubs #asianunderground & much more
Shamen Special by “Dead Mexico” on FutureMusic Fm.
The Shamen also made experimental ambient and electronic music that was more underground than their big hits.
‘Dead Mexico’ is focusing on these tracks for this 2 hour Shamen Special.
Check SuperHans wedding vows for his marital manipulation of “Move any Mountain” prose on this weeks episode of Peep Show ( Gregory’s beard S9 Ep2)
and for those that dont know the original, try this