For Lorri xxx
UK House According To The Artists Who Lived it…
‘Richard Sen’s This Ain’t Chicago collection casts an eye on mid-80s England, when the sounds of house, techno and electronic dance music making their way over from the States gave way to a wave of original UK productions. We sat down for interviews with some of the major players, including Lesley Lawrence of Bang The Party, P-Mac (producer for May), Kiss FM DJ Colin Faver, and of course Richard Sen, to speak about the parties, drum machines, labels…’
See clip at 7.00 for a Zap / Harvey moment….
In which Robert Elms and Peter York lend their informed commentary on acid house, thankfully Steve Mason has a more enlightened contribution to make…
Today’s film is the 1990 Granada ‘Madchester’ documentary telling the story of the Manchester ‘baggy’ scene that grew around the Hacienda, the Stone Roses & the Happy Mondays. Appearances from Tony Wilson, Derek May, 808 State, a Guy called Gerald…oh and Northside and MC Tunes obviously
Full length recording of this 2006 BBC broadcast, an attempt to describe the genesis of the rave scene over the Summer of 1989. Features some articulate interviews with Tony Wilson, Fabio, Sheryl Garatt, some voices from the establishment; Douglas Hurd, Kelvin Mackenzie and some frankly bizarre appearances from Jason Donovan, Bill Wyman and Sonia!
It tries to place the acid house generation in the context of Thatcherism and rampant 80’s consumerism.
Full on face melting, slo-mo acid house from the Hardway Bros, with a fine psychotropic video from Isidoro “bender” Rodriguez, probably best appreciated in a strobing warehouse at about 4am.