Shamen

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Shamen - Drop Drop
Pop New - LP COMM 1 Communion
Sealed 1987 Original. “Ecstasy Had A Shocking Effect On The Shamen, Widening The Gulf Between Drop's Dour Psychedelic Rock And The Later Politicized Drug-Rave Apologia In Singles Like "Move Any Mountain" And "Ebeneezer Goode," But Many Believed The Band Leapt Across The Divide Too Soon. 1987's "I Don't Like," "Young 'Till Yesterday," And "World Theatre" Were Products Of A Band Busy With The Rattled Monotone Of The Chameleons, Or The Cure At Their "Killing An Arab" Best, And Linchpin Colin Angus Always Found A Way To Work Through The Textures Of Acid Rock Without Sacrificing Melody. Elsewhere, The Band Incorporated Synthesizers In A Style That Never Felt Unnatural Or Simply An Excuse To Play Smoke And Mirrors To A Late-'80s Audience Bored Of Indie Guitar Music. All Of Which Helped The Shamen Take Off To Bigger And Brighter Things, Of Course, But One Must Wonder If The Group Would Ever Have Had The Same Impact If They Didn't Begin Their Career With Such Vaporous Unconventionality.” – Dean Carlson, AMG... more details
 
Shamen - Hempton Manor Hempton Manor
Pop Used - LP TPLP62 One Little Indian
1996 3LP Original Housed In A Textured Cover. All Three LPs Appear Glossy, Unplayed. “In 1995, The Shamen Released Axis Mutatis. Though It Was A Top 20 Hit In The U.K., The Album Was More Complex And Less Pop-Oriented Than Its Predecessor, Causing Dissension Between The Band And One Little Indian. Label Boss Derek Birket Warned Limited Promotion For The Band's Next Release If It Wasn't More Commercial. The Resultant Album, Sporting The Title Hempton Manor (A Reference To The Shamen's Support Of The Legalization Of Marijuana), Served As A Kiss-Off To Birket's Demands. The Album Was Made Up Entirely Of Instrumentals, Virtually Guaranteeing Little Airplay. The Album's Track Listing Also Presented The Shamen's Rather Harsh Opinion Of Label Manager Birket: The First Letter Of Each Track On Hempton Manor Spelled Out The Phrase "F*CK BIRKET." Often, Artists Experiencing Record Label Disputes Respond By Releasing Material Of Questionable Quality. Surprisingly, Hempton Manor Is Quite Good. The Album Is A Solid Collection Of Stylistically Diverse Instrumentals, Incorporating Trance, Drum'n'Bass, And Ambient. Hempton Manor Is Highly Melodic, With Tracks Like "Indica" And "The Monoriff" Recalling The Spacey Atmospherics Of Classic Shamen Tracks Like En-Tact's "Omega Amigo" And Axis Mutatis' "MK2A," Only Without Words. Though Not A Typical Shamen Album And Released Only Because Of The Group's Deteriorating Relationship With Its Label, Hempton Manor Is A Worthy Addition To The Band's Catalog.” – William Cooper, AMG... more details
 

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