J. C. Murphy

Helpful votes received on reviews: 59% (58 of 98)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 62,804 - Total Helpful Votes: 58 of 98
The True Story of Acid House: Britain's Last Youth&hellip by Luke Bainbridge
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Anecdotal amnesia, 6 April 2014
I think H Roots review is spot on actually, this is really yet another revision of the same story we've seen over the years. What's really quite annoying about this particular book is that a lot of the anecdotes are repeated almost word for word by different interviewees, often on the same page! If you really like hearing the same thing told by two people you'll love this.

In addition, the chronological timeline of events seems to jump back and forth quite a lot. For my money not enough detail on the free parties, hardly any mention of things like Castlemorton, and again as mentioned by previous reviewer, the axis is very London / Manchester centric, when I reality the towns… Read more
Dj- Kicks ~ John Talabot
Dj- Kicks ~ John Talabot
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Very good indeed. Needs a couple of work throughs to sink in but when it does it strikes deep. Intelligent balanced deep modern music for people who know what's what. This year's Weatherall Masterpiece mix for me, and that's high praise indeed.
Acid Rain: Definitive Original Acid & Deep House 1&hellip ~ Various Artists
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
What can I say? If you were going out in '88 through '91 ish, you'll know a lot of these tracks but what is incredible is how fresh they still sound - I think maybe that is partially down to the sequencing of the tracks and Terry in this respect has done an amazing job! This compilation just flows so nicely and you can leave it on without having to skip too many.

I remember going to early nights like Outer Limits in '89 and hearing Eddie Richards playing amazing tracks and never knowing what they were - well here we have at least three that I've listened to on recordings of those nights over the past 20 odd years and now I know what the tracks are! Awesome - highlights for me… Read more

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