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Acieeeed - culture and community and house music, 87-93


NewGoldDream

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In a way that seems very hard to understand now, there was a time when music was innovative and new and fresh. Now that happened during the rock and roll days of course, or when electronic music started to become popular around the disco years, or during the punk era, but not sure they had the same cheeky/fun irreverence of the house and techno culture, or particularly on these islands, acid and rave. It wasn't just a beat or a type of music, like punk, it was a culture, a look, a movement. So if anyone has any good clips of the era, stick them up here.

[video=youtube;bM3xf87CbIQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM3xf87CbIQ[/video]
 


mr. jings

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In a way that seems very hard to understand now, there was a time when music was innovative and new and fresh. Now that happened during the rock and roll days of course, or when electronic music started to become popular around the disco years, or during the punk era, but not sure they had the same cheeky/fun irreverence of the house and techno culture, or particularly on these islands, acid and rave. It wasn't just a beat or a type of music, like punk, it was a culture, a look, a movement. So if anyone has any good clips of the era, stick them up here.
There's no E in electronic music. Oh, wait...

Good times, though!
 

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In a way that seems very hard to understand now, there was a time when music was innovative and new and fresh. Now that happened during the rock and roll days of course, or when electronic music started to become popular around the disco years, or during the punk era, but not sure they had the same cheeky/fun irreverence of the house and techno culture, or particularly on these islands, acid and rave. It wasn't just a beat or a type of music, like punk, it was a culture, a look, a movement. So if anyone has any good clips of the era, stick them up here.

[video=youtube;bM3xf87CbIQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM3xf87CbIQ[/video]
Some phucked up gurning in that vid :lol:

House and doves was before my time(about 10 years), prog trance and blue mitsis were more my scene.
 

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Did you say culture?
 

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Schools should use the guy in the dark sleeveless top in their anti-drugs campaigns. What a dribbling creep!
 

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Oh yeah, I remember ....

[video=youtube;DwP101nBnHY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwP101nBnHY[/video]
 

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Schools should use the guy in the dark sleeveless top in their anti-drugs campaigns. What a dribbling creep!
Thats Newgolddream in his pre-FF days :lol:
 

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Brilliant sketch here from Limmy's show - talking sh1t on Ecstasy.

[video=youtube_share;EfGW-TgiEuo]http://youtu.be/EfGW-TgiEuo[/video]
 

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In a way that seems very hard to understand now, there was a time when music was innovative and new and fresh. Now that happened during the rock and roll days of course, or when electronic music started to become popular around the disco years, or during the punk era, but not sure they had the same cheeky/fun irreverence of the house and techno culture, or particularly on these islands, acid and rave. It wasn't just a beat or a type of music, like punk, it was a culture, a look, a movement. So if anyone has any good clips of the era, stick them up here.

[video=youtube;bM3xf87CbIQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM3xf87CbIQ[/video]
Don't most of the people in that video look bored?
 

b.a. baracus

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The Hacienda in Manchester was one of the most famous clubs of this genre and was bankrolled by New Order. Anyone read the book "How Not to Run a Club"? I heard it is a brilliant and funny window into the madness at the time.
 

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They might look bored, but in their own minds they were having the experience of a lifetime
I'm awfully old-fashioned. I think fun should look like fun. ;)
 

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Some phucked up gurning in that vid :lol:
Hilarious alright! I think that's why I like it, although there are far more energetic ones around from the time.

Did you say culture?
Culture is probably taking it too far, genre would be a more accurate description.
Well it was certainly one manifestation of a culture that was expressed in art, fashion, drugs, socialising and the music was the tie that bound it all together.

Schools should use the guy in the dark sleeveless top in their anti-drugs campaigns. What a dribbling creep!
Funnily enough, while I wasn't exactly a frequent visitor to Shoom or the great British clubs of the era, from my limited experience there were very few creeps. The only problem was people trying to hug you and people feeling the love and all that stuff. Now, you would get the odd fellow who had too much to drink alright, but by and large they were possibly the most peaceful nights out I've seen.

Brilliant sketch here from Limmy's show - talking sh1t on Ecstasy.
Saw that. Is it E? Presumed it was supposed to be a fellow on drink and coke, the classic coke bore winding down.

Don't most of the people in that video look bored?
There are a few fellows who are certainly not bored! I guess it's hard for a video to show emotion, I would imagine a lot of punk videos wouldn't convey the energy and one might wonder did it just amount to jumping up and down and gobbing.
 

chriskavo

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Saw that. Is it E? Presumed it was supposed to be a fellow on drink and coke, the classic coke bore winding down.

You could be right, I was convinced he was shyting off on E from the jaw movements and dilated pupils.
 

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They might look bored, but in their own minds they were having the experience of a lifetime
They were bored.
This is the media led, herd mentality.
The media says it's a craze ergo I should follow.
The E generation sucked. Abysmal music and totally anti social ambience with no interaction.
Bastards killed off the slow dance as well.
Many clubbers were taking 3 or 4 Ecstasy tabs a night.
I contend it's behind a lot of the middle aged suicides today.
No scientific evidence, just my contention, going on some of my peers who were serious clubbers at the time, and are empty vessels today.
 

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