Style: Acid House, Leftfield, Synth pop
Label: Demon Records
A2 Sweet young thing
A3 Raspberry infundibulum
A4 War prayer
A5 Adam Strange
B1 Jesus loves Amerika (Fundemental)
B5 In Gorabachev we trust
There was a Shamen before Ebeneezer Goode, Progen '91 and rappper Mr C. The group was founded in Aberdeen Scotland and released there first album Drop in 1987. The band then played psychedelic rock.
One of the members, Colin Angus, became interested in the growing dance scene and pioneering house gruops such as S-Express and M/A/R/R/S. The Shamen soon started to interpret those influences in their own music, and the electronic aspects was allready prominent in their second release, In Gorbachev we trust from 1989.
In Gorbachev we trust is a really interesting album. The mix of psychedelic rock and electronic dance music makes quite a nice concoction. I also like the political aspects of the lyrics wich talks about the cold war that was coming to some kind of closure at the time of the records release.
My favorite tracks are Jesus loves Amerika, Transcendental and Synergy. I found this album at the store Skivhugget in Göteborg and payed 7,49 € for it.