SHAMEN: LA STORIA DEL ROCK

Gruppo scozzese, indirizzatisu una musica psichedelica degli anni ’60, si formano nel 1985 iniziando con un discreto successo incidendo alcuni ep. L’anno dopo incidono il primo album “ Drop” che presto diventerà uno dei migliori lavori del gruppo. Impegnati anche nei testi, molto polemici e provocatori, in quanto dichiarano apertamente l’uso di droghe allucinogene. Molto provocatori sono quando si esibiscono dal vivo, suscitando scalpore soprattutto nell’esibizione di materiale pornografico. Quando Derek McKenzie va via, alsuo posto arriva Will Sinnet, la band cambia musica, verso uno stile acid pop. Nel 1989 la formazione si riduce a un duo, Colin Angus e Will Sennit, ottengono un discreto successo discografico con Entact, oltre la musica ai concerti presentano scenografie di puro stampo psichedelico. Nel 1991 diventano un po idoli nella scena dance californiana.

 


formazioni e varie modifiche

* Colin Angus – Vocals, guitars, keyboards (1985–1999)

* Bob Breeks – additional live keyboards (1992–1999)

* Gavin Knight – live drums (1992–1999)

* Derek McKenzie – Vocals (1985–1987)

* Keith McKenzie – Drums (1985–1988)

* Allison Morrison – Keyboards, backup vocals (1985–1986)

* Peter Stephenson – Keyboards (1986–1988)

* Will Sinnott – Bass, vocals, keyboards (1987–1991)

* Richard West (Mr C) – Vocals, keyboards (1990–1999)

* Jhelisa Anderson – Vocals (1992-1993)

* Plavka Lonich – Vocals (1990-1991)

* Cheryl Melder – Vocals (1991-1992)

Discografia

* Drop (1987)

* In Gorbachev We Trust (1989)

* Phorward (1989)

* En-Tact (1990)

* Boss Drum (1992)

* Axis Mutatis/Arbor Bona Arbor Mala (1995)

* Hempton Manor (1996)

* UV (1998)

Compilations

* Strange Day Dreams (1988) (re-released 1991) (Italian release of early material)

* Progeny (1991) (14 remixes of “Move Any Mountain (Progen 91)” plus samples)

* On Air (1993) (Live BBC radio sessions)

* Different Drum (1993) (Remixed version of Boss Drum)

* The Shamen Collection (1998)

* Remix Collection – Stars on 25 (1996)

* Hystericool – The Best of the Alternative Mixes (2002)

Singoli

* “Drum The Beat (In My Soul)” (1984) (as Alone Again Or)

* “Dream Come True” (1985) (as Alone Again Or)

* They May Be Right … But They’re Certainly Wrong: “Happy Days”/”I Don’t Like the way the world is turning/”Velvet Box”” (1985)

* “Young Till Yesterday”/”World Theatre”/”Golden Hair” (1986)

* “Something About You” (1987)

* “Strange Days Dream” (1987)

* “Christopher Mayhew Says” (1987)

* “Knature of a Girl” (1987)

* “Jesus Loves Amerika” (1988)

* “Transcendental” (1988) (as The Shamen vs. Bam Bam)

* “You, Me & Everything” (1989)

* “Omega Amigo” (1989)

* “Pro>Gen” (1990)

* “Make It Mine” (1990)

* “Hyperreal” (1991)

* “Move Any Mountain (Progen 91)” (1991)

* “LSI (Love Sex Intelligence)” (1992)

* “Ebeneezer Goode” (1992)

* “Boss Drum” (1992)

* “Phorever People” (1992)

* “Comin’ On” (1993)

* “Re:Evolution” (1993)

* “The SOS EP” (1993)

* “Destination Eschaton” (1995)

* “Transamazonia” (1995)

* “MK2A” (1995)

* “Heal (The Separation)” (1995)

* “Indica” (1996)

* “Move Any Mountain ’96” (1996)

* “Universal” (1998)

Video clip

* Christopher Mayhew Says (director unknown)

* Knature Of A Girl (director unknown)

* Jesus Loves Amerika (director unknown)

* Omega Amigo (directed by Chris Craig + Jim Wilson)

* Pro>Gen (directed by Bernard Morales)

* Make it Mine (directed by Chris Craig + Jim Wilson)

* Make it Mine live usa version (directed by Eric Massey + H. bomb)

* Hyperreal (directed by Mathew Glamorre)

* Move Any Mountain – Progen ’91 (directed by Mathew Glamorre)

* L.S.I.: Love Sex Intelligence (directed by Mathew Glamorre)

* Ebeneezer Goode (directed by Richard Heslop)

* Boss Drum (directed by Richard Heslop)

* Phorever People (directed by Richard Heslop)

* Comin’ On (director unknown)

* Destination Eschaton hardfloor edit (director unknown)

* Transamazonia (director unknown)

* Heal (the Separation) (director unknown)

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