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Generation Ecstasy : Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture.

Author: Simon Reynolds
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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In Generation Ecstasy, Simon Reynolds takes the reader on a guided tour of this end-of-the-millenium phenomenon, telling the story of rave culture and techno music as an insider who has dosed up and blissed out. A celebration of rave's quest for the perfect beat definitive chronicle of rave culture and electronic dance music.
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Reynolds, Simon.
Generation Ecstasy : Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Reynolds
ISBN: 9781136783173 1136783172
OCLC Number: 956712721
Description: 1 online resource (481 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Title --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Contents --
introduction --
1 a tale of three cities detroit techno, chicago house, and new york garage, 1980-90 --
2 digital psychedelia sampling and the soundscape --
3 living a dream acid house and uk rave, 1987-89 --
4 everything starts with an e ecstasy and rave music --
5 twenty-four-hour party people ""madchester, "" positivity, and the rave 'n' roll crossover, 1988-91 --
6 'ardkore, you know the score the second wave of rave, 1990-92 --
7 america the rave us rave culture, 1990-92. 8 fight for your right to party spiral tribe and the crusty-raver movement, 1991-97 --
9 feed your head intelligent techno, ambient, and trance, 1990-94 --
10 slipping into darkness the uk rave dream turns to nightmare, 1992-93 --
11 the future sound of detroit underground resistance, +8, and carl craig, 1990-96 --
12 in our angelhood rave as counterculture and spiritual revolution --
13 roots 'n' future jungle takes over london, 1993-94 --
14 in the mix dj culture and remixology, 1993-97 --
15 marching into madness gabba and happy hardcore, 1992-97. 16 crashing the party american rave's descent into the darkside, 1993-97 --
17 sounds of paranoia trip-hop, tricky, and pre-millennium tension, 1990-97 --
18 war in the jungle intelligent drum and bass versus techstep, 1994-97 --
19 fuck dance, let's art the post-rave experimental fringe, 1994-97 --
outro: nineties house, speed garage, and big beat --
bibliography --
discography --
acknowledgments --
index.

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Explores the popularity of electronic dance music and the culture surrounding it, focusing on the fad of midnight-to-dawn revels, known as "raves," which offers a Dionysian world of dance, drugs, and  Read more...

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"Worthy. As a straightforward timeline account of rave culture-the DJs, the drugs, the choons, the clubs, the clobber-Generation Ecstasy succeeds. Tracing the music. Reynolds shows that he certainly Read more...

 
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