The Shamen ‎– Boss Drum

One Little Indian ‎– TPLP42CD
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1 Boss Drum 6:31
2 L.S.I.: Love Sex Intelligence
Engineer [Additional] – James ReynoldsRemix – The BeatmastersRemix [Credited To], Producer [Additional Production] – Manda G.*, P.C. NervousVocals – Jhelisa
3 Space Time
Engineer – Ian Tregoning
4 Librae Solidi Denari 5:26
5 Ebeneezer Goode (Beatmasters Mix)
Engineer [Additional] – James ReynoldsRemix – The BeatmastersRemix [Credited To], Producer [Additional Production] – Manda G.*, P.C. Nervous
6 Comin' On
Engineer – Ian Tregoning
7 Phorever People
Engineer – Q (4)Vocals – Jhelisa
8 Fatman 5:44
9 Scientas
Guitar – Steve Hillage
10 Re:Evolution
Vocals [Rave] – Terence McKenna
11 Boss Dub 5:25
12 Phorever Dub
Engineer – Q (4)

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Disc: Made in England
Insert: Made in England
Some came with white plastic tray for CD

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 016958 015626 >
  • Barcode (String): 5016958015626
  • Matrix / Runout: MAYKING RECORDS TPLP42CD MADE IN U.K. 10197901 01 %

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TPLP42 The Shamen Boss Drum(LP, Album) One Little Indian TPLP42 UK 1992 Sell This Version
TPLP42DMM The Shamen Boss Drum(2xLP, Album, RE) One Little Indian TPLP42DMM 2017 Sell This Version
MT 983 Shamen* Boss Drum(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Megaton (5) MT 983 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
EK 52925 The Shamen Boss Drum(CD, Album) Epic, One Little Indian EK 52925 1992 Sell This Version
920505-2 The Shamen Boss Drum(CD, Album) CNR Discos Venezuela 920505-2 Venezuela 1993 Sell This Version


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July 8, 2017
Not a disappointing release, but would never match the brilliance of En-Tact, especially the original 90' UK release. The loss of Will Sin had quite a bit of an impact - IMO.


September 17, 2014
An important creation. The Shamen's message gets endlessly trivialised, the heart of their fight being the track with Terrence Mckenna ( for comparison see this Transpersonal Psychology document ... ). This album has an ability to make some serious points while having an amazing amount of fun in the music in a way that few in rave/dance have achieved (the KLF comes to mind). Who else has produced such a hilarious rave parody track that reaches heights only Weird Al Jankovik could dream of ?


August 29, 2011
Well done production with clean beats and dub sections. Some may not like the mono tone rapping in the songs but in context that was what was in during that time and Boss Drum is a classic forever in my eyes. I think En-Tact was a much better album but this deserves it's place right up there with ground breaking records of the early 90's.


March 23, 2003

Varied album from a Shamen valiently keeping the faith after the death of Will Sin the previous year and them being catapulted into the public eye by "Move Any Mountain" hitting the top 5. The album would have benefitted from a heavyweight remix and - in my opinion - the removal of Mr. C from the majority of its tracks. Title track "Boss Drum" is classic Shamen, recalling earlier incarnations c. "In Gorbachev We Trust" with haunting guitar and fabulous whooshing sounds. "LSI," with vocals by the lovely Jhelisa Anderson, is a great pop tune, but wrecked like so many Shamen singles by those flipping Beatmasters - go instead for the Shamen's own version on the CD single. Next up, "Spacetime" - a beautiful song about Will's death completely stomped on by one of Mr. C's worst raps. Then on to "Librae Solidi Dinari" (LSD - Geddit?) which is utterly forgettable and then the glory that is "Ebeneezer Goode" - a track so trashy that the Beatmasters mix goes down a treat. Many drunken student nights were wasted singing the chorus of this one. Side two kicks off with the dreadful "Comin' on Strong" with the worst attempt at cod-Jamaican you're likely to hear - Sting come back, all is forgiven. And just as you're about to give up, you get "Phorever People" which is the Shamen's best pop number of all - sheer bliss, with cheesy vocals and a message so hopelessly positive, it's really very convincing. The haunting "Fatman" follows hot on its heels, again a good tune wrecked by Mr. C and then we're into wibbly psychedelic territory with the ambient "Scientas" complete with rainsticks, panpipes and Steve Hillage on third-eye guitar. End track is "Re:Evolution" which is possibly one of the oddest records ever to hit the pop charts - a gorgeous, eerie backing track which keeps speeding up and slowing down whilst Terrence McKenna - psychedelic visionary with a hypnotising voice - babbles on about the end of the world, psychedelics, shamanism and all manner of oddness. A strange mix of a record which almost works.