The Shamen – Make It Mine (Promo)

Make It Mine (Promo)
1992 Epic

US promo single of “Make It Mine” including two covers: Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix) and Slip Inside This House (The 13th Floor Elevators)

Here is good review by y-1 (taken from discogs) :

” Tracks 3 and 4 were recorded in 1989, 3 years prior to the release of this promo e.p. In this era the Shamen were Colin Angus and Will Sin.
Both of these tunes are covers of songs by classic psych rock artists (Jimi Hendrix and The 13th Floor Elevators respectively). Both of them are exclusive to this release, so they are very interesting documents from a time when The Shamen were in the middle of their transformation from acid rock to acid house.
Maybe The Shamen didn’t plan to ever release these tunes when they recorded them. As Will Sin is credited for production on Purple Haze, and Colin Angus for production on Slip Inside This House, I have the idea that these tunes could be the result of a contest between Sin and Angus on who could do the better psych rock cover.
In my judgement Will Sin is the clear winner, coming up with something much more experimental and truly psychedelic (as often when he ruled the mixing desk); to Angus’ credit it has to be said that his production is ahead of its time and sounds more like from 1992, though then it would have been a run-of-the-mill dance-pop tune; it also sounds less inspired than Angus’ own 1989 compositions.
As a sidenote, Primal Scream recorded their (superior) acid house cover of Slip Inside This House later than The Shamen, but released it earlier. ”

01. Make It Mine (Album Version)
02. Make It Mine (Alternative Radio Edit)
03. Purple Haze
04. Slip Inside This House

make it mine (us promo)


5 thoughts on “The Shamen – Make It Mine (Promo)

  1. not true that the two psychedelic covers were unreleased. they were released on the Imaginary Records series of classic cover versions Slip Inside This House was on “Through The Looking Glass 1967” and Purple Haze was on “If 6 Was 9 – A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix”


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