overplayed, over rated trash, I can't tell if its a novelty record that just isn't funny or a serious song that's just sh*te
1/10 because of one bit of clever word play
It's a cross-over dance anthem that's meant to make you feel good, whether you take E's or not. Preferably not.
If I were going to a rave or whatever and the DJ has to play dance music, I'd rather hear music like this than awful looped samples. (I hope the woman I'm seeing now doesn't see this.. But she knows our musical tastes strongly differ)
Post by Razzle Dazzle on Apr 18, 2016 12:25:50 GMT 1
Maybe I missed the memo, I was 8 when it came out so it was a discovery out of context many years later, I don't know their other songs and missed the buzz upon release, maybe it was a breath of fresh air and it has good memories attached to it for many but I can safely say as a outsider looking in taking it as a stand alone track, I would need severel E's to be persuaded to voluterily listen to it again
They deleted Ebeneezer Goode while it was still #1 so it might have ended up as a bigger seller had they not done so. Singles sales were low at the time and it only sold about 280K in spite of spending 4 weeks at #1.
They then released Boss Drum just a few weeks later.
I think it's a great dance track, just the backing track is good enough to make you dance, probably they were trying to be controversial when coming up with the title but it's far from a novelty song... the Shamen were not as good as The Prodigy, but they released a bunch of decent singles 7/10 for me