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Legend of the Black Shawarma
is the seventh studio album
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by psychedelic trance
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duo Infected Mushroom
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released on 8 September 2009. The album is named after a shawarma
Shawarma is a Levantine Arab sandwich-like wrap of shaved lamb, goat, chicken, turkey, beef, or mixed meats. The meat is placed on a spit, and may be grilled for as long as a day. It is eaten with pita bread, tabbouleh, fattoush, taboon bread, tomato and cucumber. Toppings include tahini, hummus,...
, a Middle Eastern wrap/sandwich; the equivalent of the döner kebab
Doner kebab is a dish made of roasted meat cooked on a vertical spit. It is also known regionally as gyro , shawarma, and al pastor . It consists of shaved lamb, goat, chicken, turkey, beef, or mixed meats roasted on a spit. Less common alternatives include fish and sausage...
in Turkey or the gyros in Greece. The title was also inspired by Shawarma Hazan, a shawarma restaurant where Erez and Amit used to eat in their hometown, Haifa
Haifa is the largest city in northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country, with a population of over 268,000. Another 300,000 people live in towns directly adjacent to the city including the cities of the Krayot, as well as, Tirat Carmel, Daliyat al-Karmel and Nesher...
Infected Mushroom had originally intended for the album to be a concept album, the concept being a food diary of the group's favorite restaurants. Thus came the first tracks written for the album, named after the restaurants Poquito Mas, Saeed, and most notably Shawarma Hazan. However, the group eventually decided to break off from this concept, with songs such as the lead single, Smashing the Opponent.
- "Poquito Mas" (Spanish
Spanish , also known as Castilian , is a Romance language in the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several languages and dialects in central-northern Iberia around the 9th century and gradually spread with the expansion of the Kingdom of Castile into central and southern Iberia during the...
for "Little Bit More" ) – 3:39
- "Saeed" (سعيد, Arabic
Arabic is a name applied to the descendants of the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century AD, used most prominently in the Quran, the Islamic Holy Book...
for "Happy") – 7:03
- "End of the Road" – 6:47
- "Smashing the Opponent
"Smashing the Opponent" is the first single from Infected Mushroom's seventh album Legend of the Black Shawarma.-Tracks:# "Smashing the Opponent" – 4:09# "Smashing the Opponent" – 8:34...
" (Vocals: Jonathan Davis
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) – 4:10
- "Can't Stop" – 7:23
- "Herbert the Pervert" – 7:17
- "Killing Time
"Killing Time" is the second single from Infected Mushroom's seventh album Legend of the Black Shawarma.-Tracks:# "Killing Time" – 7:43# "Killing Time" – 6:48...
" (Vocals: Perry Farrell
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) – 3:04
- "Project 100" – 9:38
- "Franks" – 8:05
- "Slowly" – 9:00
- "The Legend of the Black Shawarma" – 7:11
- "Riders on the Storm" (Remix of song by The Doors
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) – 4:29
| Chart || Position
|U.S. Billboard 200
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|U.S. Billboard Top Electronic Albums
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|U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums
|U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers
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|Top 100 Mexico
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