- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (1 Aug. 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415923735
- ISBN-13: 978-0415923736
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.8 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 611,001 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture Paperback – 1 Aug 1999
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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 knows his stuff.."
"For anyone who has been to a rave or bought a techno CD, this book is an excellent complement. Reynolds does a great job throughout, even making this book readable for those who know littel or nothing about techno and rave culture."
-"Dead Trees Review
"The single best book about rave culture."
-"The Roverfront Times
"A classic chronicle of the Nineties rave movement."
-James Hunter, "Rolling Stone
About the Author
Simon Reynolds is a Consulting Editor at Spin magazine. He is the author of Blissed Out: The Raptures of Rock (1990) and, with Joy Press, of The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion and Rock 'n' Roll (1995).
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If you're interested in rave culture, if the music makes you jump - don't miss this one. It's seriously brilliant!!
Nevertheless, this is all from the perspective of someone older who should know better. If I was 19 again, I would probably love this book, and the attention to detail is very impressive. The accompanying CD is a very well-thought anthology of the scene. Who wouldn't like to go back to the days when this was all fresh, before techno music was on Sprite commercials with every bonehead feeling the need to bring glo-sticks to the club?
As Richie Hawtin has observed, Europe has a more intimate relationship with techno and other 'dance' forms...
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