Kula Shaker

Kula Shaker

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British indie-rock band formed by Crispian Mills and Alonza Bevan whilst at college in 1988. Various lineup and name changes (previous members included one of Hayley Mills' ex-boyfriends on vocals and previous monikers the band went under included The Kays and Objects of Desire), plus thanks to Crispian's pilgrimage in 1993, they are famously tinged with an Eastern-fused sound because of Crispian's Hinduism influences.

They originally split in 1999 amid personality clashes, record company intrusion and frustration of competing against the press' infamous lynching towards Crispian after some misinterpreted quotes in 1997. Crispian went on to record a project called Pi (the material never materialised) and The Jeevas. Alonza joined Johnny Marr's band Healers (2) and formed a short-lived band with Paul Winter-Hart called Shep. Winter-Hart also joined the short-lived Thirteen:13 and drummed for Aqualung. Jay Darlington joined Oasis (2) as a live and session musician and carried on with Beady Eye when they split in 2009.

In 2002 a compilation was released entitled "Kollected", which Crispian compiled and wrote sleeve notes for. It also featured a previously unreleased Bob Dylan cover, which was also the band's final recorded song before their split.

In 2004 the band "reformed" for a one-off song "Braj Mandala" on a charity compilation album 'School of Braja' which Crispian had been creative director of, also recording two new songs with The Jeevas too. Crispian laid down the basics of the song and asked the other members individually to play their parts on it. (Jay was the only member not to be involved due to his commitments with Oasis (2)). Crispian and Alonza soon began writing together again and planned a full return. Jamming in the studio birthed the "Revenge of the King" E.P. and a supporting mini-tour in 2005.

Harry Broadbent was hired in 2006 and officially became Jay's replacement.
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Kula Shaker Discography

Albums

SHAKER1MC Kula Shaker K (Album, Single) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia SHAKER1MC France 1996 Sell This Version
shaker 2lp, 4931421000 Kula Shaker Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts (Album) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia shaker 2lp, 4931421000 US 1999 Sell This Version
none School Of Braja Featuring Kula Shaker, Chrissie Hynde, Mark Pritchard, The Jeevas School Of Braja Featuring Kula Shaker, Chrissie Hynde, Mark Pritchard, The Jeevas - School Of Braja(CD, Album) Gaudiiya Vedanta Publications none 2006 Sell This Version
SFKS 001 CD Kula Shaker Strangefolk (Album) EMI SFKS 001 CD UK 2007 Sell This Version
SFKS003CDP Kula Shaker Pilgrim's Progress (Album) Strangefolk SFKS003CDP UK 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KULA CD1 Kula Shaker Tattva (Lucky 13 Mix) (Single) Columbia KULA CD1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
XPCD 781 Kula Shaker Grateful When You're Dead / Jerry Was There (Maxi, Single) Columbia, Columbia XPCD 781 UK 1996 Sell This Version
KULA CD3K Kula Shaker Tattva (Maxi, Single) Columbia, Columbia KULA CD3K UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
COL 663536 1, 663536 1 Kula Shaker Hey Dude (Single, Maxi) Columbia COL 663536 1, 663536 1 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
ESCA 6499 Kula Shaker Grateful When You're Dead(CD, EP) Epic ESCA 6499 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
JC 154937 Fugees / Kula Shaker Fugees / Kula Shaker - Killing Me Softly / Tattva(7") Columbia JC 154937 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
XPCD837 Kula Shaker Govinda (Single) Columbia XPCD837 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
XPCD 851 Kula Shaker Hush (Maxi, Single) Columbia XPCD 851 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CK 68514 Kula Shaker Summer Sun E.P.(CD, EP) Columbia CK 68514 UK 1997 Sell This Version
XPCD974 Kula Shaker Sound Of Drums (Single) Columbia XPCD974 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ESCA 7495 Kula Shaker Shower Your Love (Single) Columbia ESCA 7495 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
CK 41884 Kula Shaker Mystical Machine Gun (Maxi, Single) Columbia CK 41884 US 1998 Sell This Version
ALVAR108 Kula Shaker Revenge Of The King E.P. (EP) Alvar Music ALVAR108 UK 2006 Sell This Version
KSPROMO Kula Shaker Out On The Highway (Single) Rocket Radio Promotions KSPROMO UK 2007 Sell This Version
SFKS002V Kula Shaker Second Sight (Single) Strangefolk SFKS002V UK 2007 Sell This Version
EICP 742 Kula Shaker Freedom Lovin' People EP(CD, EP, Num) Sony Music Japan International Inc. EICP 742 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
SFKS001P Kula Shaker Peter Pan R.I.P(CD, Promo, Single) Strangefolk SFKS001P UK 2010 Sell This Version

Compilations

KULA 71, KULA 72, KULA 73, KULA 74, KULA 75, KULA 76 Kula Shaker Single Box Set(6x7", Single + Box, Comp, Ltd) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia, Columbia, Columbia, Columbia KULA 71, KULA 72, KULA 73, KULA 74, KULA 75, KULA 76 UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Kula Shaker CD Singles Box(6xCD, Single + Box, Comp) Columbia none UK 1997 Sell This Version
CK 91692 Kula Shaker Kollected (The Best Of) (Comp) Columbia, Columbia CK 91692 Canada 2002 Sell This Version