Shambala [ Click for Lyrics ]
First Appearance: Ill Communication LP May 31, 1994
Written by: Beastie Boys/Eric Bobo/Mark Nishita
Performed by: Beastie Boys/Eric Bobo/Mark Nishita
Production Notes: Produced by Beastie Boys and Mario Caldato, recorded and mixed at G-Son Studios, Atwater Village CA and Tin Pan Alley, New York, NY. Engineered by Mario Caldato and assistant engineer Settly. Sequenced at Bundy's Playhouse, mastered at Futuredisc by Tom Baker. Proceeds from "Shambala" go to Aboriginal Children's Service, Tibet House and the Office of Tibet.
"With this song, I started playing the rhythm on the congas drums and the Boys just started jamming with me. The vibe of the song is like a driving rhythm that can be hypnotic. There isn't much to the song but the vibe of it is undeniable. The song was really long and Mario C. edited it down to what it is now." - Eric Bobo, March 2003
"...[Shambala] sounds like Talking Heads' 'I Zimbra,' the very signature of stale art-funk" - source unknown
Performed in 24 known Concerts.
First known Performance:
25-May-2007 : Crocodile Cafe, The, Seattle, WA, United States
Last known Performance:
27-Sep-2007 : Charter One Pavilion, Chicago, IL, United States