There was a time when plugging in a record player in an abandoned building brought a police response more appropriate to the assembly of a nuclear device. Whatever rattled the establishment about rave culture, in their own warped way they had a point...

Thatcher's War on Acid House

Rave At The Cave flyer, c. late 80s One of the early Acid House nights in South London. It was soon closed by the police as part of Operatio...

Rave At The Cave flyer, c. late One of the early Acid House nights in South London. It was soon closed by the police as part of Operation Dica (acid spelt backwards) Further info HERE

Rave  Acid House UK NME

famous NME (New Musical Express - free now but used to be the bible for anyone into their music) - i think this probably ties into that piece you've seen you were telling me about?

Acid House Fashion

Acid House Youth Culture Photos by PYMCA - Vintage By Hemingway Celebrating 5 Decades of British Cool

From the flyer for seminal acid house night 'Spectrum'.    90's acid house: There will never be a time like this in rave again!

From the flyer for seminal acid house night 'Spectrum'. acid house: There will never be a time like this in rave again!

BADGE THE HACIENDA - 1989 – MANCHESTER DISTRICT MUSIC ARCHIVE

BADGE THE HACIENDA - 1989 – Manchester District Music Archive is a user-led online archive established to celebrate Greater Manchester music and its social history.

I-D Magazine - December 1987 - Acid House Fever    scizims:

“i-D Magazine:The Happy Issue, December 1987 / January 1988 Iconic cover design, pre-empting the Second Summer of Love of 1988 and the explosion of Acid House ”

Rave acid house hacienda

Clubber wearing a Boy’s Own T-shirt, I-D magazine, June 1988

I imagined this is what the party scene would look like once the "hate crashes" have surrounded Marlee.

Rave Culture & Acid House: the beginning of the revolution - Techno Station

The first use of the smiley as happy marketing symbol for a dance music club was by DJ Danny Rampling putting it on the flyer for his club Shoom (the fore runner for all rave clubs and events). He had apparently got the idea from designer Barnzley at the Wag Club wearing a shirt covered "in a lot of smiley faces".

The first use of the smiley as happy marketing symbol for a dance music club was…

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