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
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
last night millions (possibly billions!) of people, watched the commonwealth team scotland parade into glasgow’s celtic park, accompanied by the shamen’s ‘move any mountain’ – fantastic!
“…the loudest reception of the night was reserved for the host nation scotland, who paraded into celtic park last, according to games tradition, accompanied by the shamen’s hit move any mountain…”
“…emotion ran high, too, when judoka euan burton brought the parade to an end. as he led team scotland into the arena, celtic park witnessed a din unheard since the halycon days of henrik larsson. the athletes, marching to the exhilarating sound of the shamen’s move any mountain, looked taken aback. the big screen bore the words of – who else? – scotland’s bard, with a perfect line: “wi’ joy unfeigned brothers and sisters meet.”…”
“…22.46 here come the scots. it’s the shamen’s ‘move any mountain’. it’s a lot of very happy and excited scottish people in their, let’s not mince words, much-maligned orange and blue tartan garb. i rather like it. not for everyone, i grant you. anyway, it’s a hell of an atmosphere and everyone is having a high old time of it….”
“…team scotland unsurprisingly got the biggest cheer of the night when they entered to the song move any mountain by aberdeen band the shamen and a burst of blue and white coloured ticker tape…”
music link here