Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Thrills, pills and bellyaches

I was too young for acid house, but Luke Bainbridge's account of the genre/culture's birth and rapid rise to prominence sounds as though it might be well worth a read - analogous to the roots and rise of punk chronicled in Jon Savage's classic England's Dreaming, perhaps. The Guardian have published a gallery of photos from the period - including one which shows that while Paul Oakenfold may have been a pioneer in importing Balearic sounds to London, he was doing so while sporting a Kajagoogoo mullet.

On a related note, it's a truism that the Benny Hill music instantly renders anything amusing, but when it's dubbed in place of dance music, it makes ravers look particularly silly.

(Thanks to Jen for the latter link.)

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