The Shamen ‎– Ebeneezer Goode

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
78TP12 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(12") One Little Indian 78TP12 UK 1992 Sell This Version
78TP12E, 78TP12G The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode (DJ Exclusive Dub Plate Pack 2)(2x12", S/Sided, Promo) One Little Indian, One Little Indian 78TP12E, 78TP12G UK 1992 Sell This Version
919726 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(12") One Little Indian 919726 France 1992 Sell This Version
EAS 5001 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(12") Epic EAS 5001 US 1992 Sell This Version
AED 4917 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(12") Epic AED 4917 US 1992 Sell This Version
COMA 127039 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(12") Coma Records (4) COMA 127039 Denmark 1992 Sell This Version
X 14433 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(12") Liberation Records X 14433 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
78TP7 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(7") One Little Indian 78TP7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
78 TP 7, 437.0078.40 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(7") One Little Indian, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] 78 TP 7, 437.0078.40 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
COMA 7039 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(7", Single) Coma Records (4) COMA 7039 Scandinavia 1992 Sell This Version
78TP7 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(7", Single) One Little Indian 78TP7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
COMA 7039 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(7", Single, M/Print, Fli) Coma Records (4) COMA 7039 Scandinavia 1992 Sell This Version
80620 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(7", Single, Promo) Nuevos Medios 80620 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
RTD 230.1390.3 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(CD, Maxi) One Little Indian, Rough Trade RTD 230.1390.3 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
437.0078.22, 78TP7CD The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(CD, Maxi) Play It Again Sam [PIAS], One Little Indian 437.0078.22, 78TP7CD Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
VISA 3317 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(CD, Maxi, Promo, Dig) One Little Indian VISA 3317 France 1992 Sell This Version
919732, 72438 919732 7 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(CD, Single) One Little Indian, One Little Indian 919732, 72438 919732 7 France 1992 Sell This Version
78TP7CD The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(CD, Single) One Little Indian 78TP7CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
COMA CD 7039, COMACD 7039 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(CD, Single) Coma Records (4), Coma Records (4) COMA CD 7039, COMACD 7039 Scandinavia 1992 Sell This Version
919722, 72438 919722 8 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(CD, Single, Car) One Little Indian, One Little Indian 919722, 72438 919722 8 France 1992 Sell This Version
D 16058 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(CD, Single, Car) Liberation Records, One Little Indian D 16058 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
78TP7C The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(Cass, Single) One Little Indian 78TP7C UK 1992 Sell This Version
C 16058 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode(Cass, Single) Liberation Records C 16058 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
VISA 8040 The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode (DJ's Special )(12", Ltd) One Little Indian VISA 8040 France 1993 Sell This Version
78TP7DL Shamen* Ebeneezer Goode(6xFile, WAV) One Little Indian 78TP7DL UK Unknown

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brianwould

brianwould

February 12, 2019
referencing Ebeneezer Goode, 12", 78TP12
I never understood why he was singing "A's are good A's are good.." ??
I always thought Move any Mountain was better anyway thats what we all danced to up in Scotland!
djsid86

djsid86

May 19, 2017
referencing Ebeneezer Goode (DJ Exclusive Dub Plate Pack 2), 2x12", S/Sided, Promo, 78TP12E, 78TP12G

Some great Acid Dubs -- even the only vocal track (1 A3) is mostly an acid dub it has like 45 seconds of vocals. Richie Hawtin's mix is probably the only really different mix vs. the regular 12" and its pretty good as well.

I don't understand why they didn't just but both discs on one disc. I doubt anyone's going to mix one into the other.
djsid86

djsid86

May 4, 2017
referencing Ebeneezer Goode, 12", 78TP12

The regular version is mediocre but the Acid Remixes (A3, B1) are awesome if you like the acid rave type songs from the early '90s.
HV2Perso

HV2Perso

March 17, 2017
referencing Ebeneezer Goode, 12", 78TP12

This record is interesting, because on the back cover it is mentioned " Made in England " but on the record it is mentioned "Made In France". 78TP12 on the cover and the record.
kleez.one

kleez.one

January 28, 2011
referencing Ebeneezer Goode (DJ Exclusive Dub Plate Pack 2), 2x12", S/Sided, Promo, 78TP12E, 78TP12G

We got 2 winners here, two verry nice tunes from Richie Hawtin.
Oldschool acid is what we got on Ebeneezer Goode (Richie Hawtin Trance Dub) & this one is a bit dreamy.
For the best tune from this record , listen to Ebeneezer Goode (South Of Detroit Instrumental) ,a huge bangin acid tune , in the same style as Edge Of Motion - Set Up 707 & Three O' Three.
RhubarbRhubarb

RhubarbRhubarb

September 3, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Ebeneezer Goode, 12", 78TP12


Often blamed for being the final nail in the coffin of the “serious” rave scene, I think "Ebeneezer Goode" is a fantastic pop moment and a definite cultural event - a point where a nation had to face the fact that a significant portion of its population were not only using large quantities of illegal substances, but were thoroughly enjoying themselves and laughing in the face of the establishment while doing so. It was also a great modern sounding techno pop song and catchy as Chlamydia. It wouldn’t have worked if it hadn’t been - to be truly subversive, you have to infiltrate the mainstream. The Small Faces had done a similar thing with "Here comes the Nice" and “Itchycoo Park” back in 1967.

Of course the Shamen argued that it wasn’t about drugs - almost as hilarious as the song itself. But they somehow managed to avoid a BBC ban and it went to the top of the UK charts. What many forget is that the Shamen actually deleted this themselves, possibly fearing that their credibility was suffering. By then though, the damage was done.

Prior to Ebeneezer, the Shamen were considered THE FUTURE by many: A new techno psychedelia with a new enlightened philosophy, based on advocating the widespread use of Ecstasy, believing it would bring increased insight, empathy and understanding to an increasingly materialistic and selfish world: An update of the 13th Floor Elevators acid philosophy of 1966/7, but this time with a drug that didn’t send you mental. After this release, they were seen as a joke by just about everyone. I remember arguing with friends of mine who had accompanied me to the Hacienda to see them before Ebeneezer was released. They were horrified by the song, feeling that it was a betrayal of their underground ideals. I had always found the Shamen to be a little po-faced and preachy, whether they were talking politics or drugs, but this showed that they at least had a sense of humour.
reyez187

reyez187

May 3, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Ebeneezer Goode, 12", 78TP12
Basically the nice thing about this mediocre The Shamen release 'Ebeneezer Goode', is the metaphorical humour. The track is about this strange guy called Ebeneezer Goode and everytime when he's around it's funtime. In fact the track is just an hommage to 3,14 mdma aka ecstacy. The "Eezer Goode, Eezer Goode!" shouts are just hilarious. E's are good, E's are good ... get it?

This excerpt from the track's lyrics is a lovely illustration of the above:

"Ebeneezer Goode, leading light of the scene
Know what I mean, see
He created the vibe
He takes you for a ride and as if by design
The party ignites like he's comin alive
He takes you to the top, shakes you all around
Then back down, you know as he gets mellow
Then as smooth as the groove that is making you move
He glides into your mind with a sunny Hello
A gentleman of leisure, he's there for your pleasure"

Unbvelievable that The Shamen topped 4 weeks at the number 1 spot in the UK charts with this cheeky drug hymn. Naughty, naughty, very naughty.
Fronhornet

Fronhornet

December 27, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Ebeneezer Goode, CD, Single, 78TP7CD
I remember this from top of the pops. It was number one in the charts for about 4 weeks. One week, I think the BBC had enough of the Shamen's pro ecsatsy lyrics and they replaced the original track with the Ritchie Hawtin mix. This remains a fond memory of mine, banging acid on mainstream television, and they still said eezer good too.
tracerfirefm

tracerfirefm

May 24, 2003
referencing Ebeneezer Goode, CD, Single, 78TP7CD
This was NEARLY banned by Top Of The Pops (a UK chart show) Only because The Shamen blagged it by claiming it was about a 'Dickensian Character' called Ebeneezer Goode did they avoid it.
Interviewed by Mark Goodier the day after a live TOTP peformance, Mark asked Mr.C why he had replaced the line 'Has anyone got any Veras?' with 'Has anyone got any Underlay', Mr.C replied 'Oh, it was a rug reference' He has since admitted it was a blatant (anti)drugs drug anthem.
Jerry Sadowitz appears in the video, also; as the 'Dickensian Character' himself.