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Boss Drum is the Shamen's 1992 album and features their hit UK number one single "Ebeneezer Goode". Critics gave the album positive feedback, despite the death of the member Will Sinnott, who was known to have helped Colin Angus (as well as Richard West, joining the band in 1990) transform the Shamen into a popular rave act. The album reached number 3 on the UK Albums Chart,[4] and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry in December 1992.[1]

Boss Drum
Shamen - Boss Drum CD album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released14 September 1992[1]
Recorded1991-1992
GenreRave, Techno
Length64:55
LabelOne Little Indian
The Shamen chronology
En-Tact
(1990)
Boss Drum
(1992)
Axis Mutatis
(1995)
Singles from Boss Drum
  1. "LSI (Love Sex Intelligence)"
    Released: 1992
  2. "Ebeneezer Goode"
    Released: 1992
  3. "Boss Drum"
    Released: 1992
  4. "Phorever People"
    Released: 1992
  5. "Comin' On"
    Released: 1993
  6. "Re:Evolution"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Select4/5 stars[3]

Whilst "Boss Drum" is generally classified as a dance album, it actually transcends multiple genres, including Techno, Rave, ambient and is also influenced by rock, prog rock ("Scientas" features guitar melodies similar to U2's The Edge and his picking style and later on in the track Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree). Classical, spoken word and new age philosophy are also key elements. The track "Re-Evolution" for example is an ambient dance song, with spoken word.

Contents

Track listingEdit

LP (TPLP42)Edit

  1. "Boss Drum" – 6:26
  2. "LSI (Love Sex Intelligence)" – 3:43
  3. "Space Time" – 4:58
  4. "Librae Solidi Denari" – 5:26
  5. "Ebeneezer Goode" (Band Mix) – 4.31
  6. "Comin' On" – 4:27
  7. "Phorever People" – 4:52
  8. "Fatman" – 5:39
  9. "Scientas" – 5:38
  10. "Re:Evolution" (featuring Terence McKenna) – 8:22

Cassette (TPLP42C)Edit

  1. "Boss Drum" – 6:26
  2. "LSI (Love Sex Intelligence)" – 3:43
  3. "Space Time" – 4:58
  4. "Librae Solidi Denari" – 5:26
  5. "Ebeneezer Goode" (Beatmasters Mix) – 6.12
  6. "Comin' On" – 4:27
  7. "Phorever People" – 4:52
  8. "Fatman" – 5:39
  9. "Scientas" – 5:38
  10. "Re:Evolution" (featuring Terence McKenna) – 8:22

CD (TPLP42CD)Edit

  1. "Boss Drum" – 6:26
  2. "LSI (Love Sex Intelligence)" – 3:43
  3. "Space Time" – 4:58
  4. "Librae Solidi Denari" – 5:26
  5. "Ebeneezer Goode" (Beatmasters Mix) – 6:16
  6. "Comin' On" – 4:27
  7. "Phorever People" – 4:52
  8. "Fatman" – 5:39
  9. "Scientas" – 5:38
  10. "Re:Evolution" (featuring Terence McKenna) – 8:22
  11. "Boss Dub" – 5:19
  12. "Phorever Dub" – 3:53

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "BPI > Certified Awards > Search results for 'Shamen'". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
  2. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r58493
  3. ^ "REVIEWS". Select. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Official Charts > The Shamen". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-01-28.