Singles they wanted to ban (13)

The Shamen were a British psychedelic-influenced electronic dance music band from Aberdeen, Scotland. The founding members are Colin Angus, Derek McKenzie and Keith McKenzie. Peter Stephenson joined shortly after to take over keyboards from Colin.

“Ebeneezer Goode” is a song by The Shamen, which, after being heavily remixed by The Beatmasters, became their biggest hit when released as a single in September 1992. The band’s original version also featured on the vinyl edition of their album Boss Drum. “Ebeneezer Goode” was one of the most controversial UK number-one hits of the 1990s, due to its perceived oblique endorsement of recreational drug use. The song was initially banned by the BBC, and the single was eventually withdrawn after the band were hounded by the British tabloid press.