In Gorbachev We Trust

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In Gorbachev We Trust
Studio album by The Shamen
Released January 30, 1989
Recorded 1988-1989
Genre Acid house, industrial, alternative rock,
Length 45:37
Label Moksha
The Shamen chronology
Drop
(1987)
In Gorbachev We Trust
(1989)
Phorward
(1989)

In Gorbachev We Trust was the second album by the Scottish band The Shamen, released in 1989. It was an important landmark in The Shamen's transition from psychedelic indie rock (Drop) to the dance music that would shortly bring them chart success. The "Gorbachev" of the album's title is Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Synergy"
    Including the famous lyrics, "M D M A-zing... we are together in ecstasy"
  2. "Sweet Young Thing"
    A cover of the Goffin/King/Nesmith song from the album The Monkees (1966)
  3. "Raspberry Infundibulum"
  4. "War Prayer"
    Mark Twain's "The War Prayer" set to music and layered with Cold War-era samples, such as "God will destroy Russia"
  5. "Adam Strange"
    "Adam Strange is in my brain, I'm so glad to know him". "Adam" is a near-anagram of, and a slang term for, the drug MDMA
  6. Jesus Loves Amerika (Fundamental)
    A denunciation of religious fundamentalists; "furious rhetoric" and "scathing" according to the BBC.[1]
  7. "Transcendental"
  8. "Misinformation"
  9. "Raptyouare"
  10. "In Gorbachev We Trust"
  11. "Yellow Cellophane Day"
  12. "Mayhew Speaks Out"
    Samples of Christopher Mayhew MP, who in 1955 took a mescaline trip as part of an experiment for BBC Television. [1]

1999 reissue[edit]

In Gorbachev We Trust was reissued in 1999 on the Sequel label, with 3 extra tracks: "Long Gone", "Fire Engine", and "Knature Of A Girl".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio 1 - Keeping it Peel - The Shamen", BBC Radio 1 John Peel website; content provided by Red Muze (link)

See also[edit]