you can follow the shamen on spotify here…
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 shamen’s “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 singles “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 shamen’s single release “ebeneezer goode” was banned, then sent scurrying up the charts to no1 where it remained for 4 weeks until we deleted it. here’s 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’s 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
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)
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