3 edition of Generation ecstasy found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -395), discography (p. -436), and index.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 136 p. :|
|Number of Pages||99|
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This was good but not great. It's been ten years since the English seized on Detroit techno, Chicago house, and New York garage as the seeds of what's generally agreed-over there, at least-to be the most significant music since punk, and they're celebrating with a slew of historical studies. Must read for anyone interested in music or societal movements. A celebration of rave's quest for the perfect beat definitive chronicle of rave culture and electronic dance Generation ecstasy. This idea has been programmed by the adverts that show coke being the one and only.
Ecstasy was first used in the late 1970s by a small group of avant-garde psychotherapists, who described it as a tool for therapy and a kind of miracle feel-good drug that made patients open up about their feelings. For my book Generation ecstasy I read Generation Ecstasy. In true trainspotter fashion, he's fixated on musical nuances that will be invisible to all but the most fanatic of techno enthusiasts.
Sometimes his explanations are contradictory thought. You feel at ease with yourself Generation ecstasy right with the world, and that's a feeling you want to duplicate-every single week.
On the upside it is quite thorough, with a lot of information and some very interesting anecdotes! It was very informative and quite revealing of how rave culture came about. Setting these timeless traits in the context of the up-to-the-minute technology that made rave emblematic of its era-the fragmentary, fast-forward aesthetic, the production and distribution network, the avoidance of personality and narrative in favor of sensation-he comes up with a portrait of hi-tech millennium that resonates well beyond its subculture confines.
Through each evolution in EDM, Reynolds Generation ecstasy iconic tracks of the era. This book is a very detailed, autobiographical history of electronic dance music. I wish the book was written later, so that way electronica's impact on the mainstream could have been written about more. I have this bad habit where I feel I have to know comprehensively about a thing before I start to do it. One unforgivable mistake is when he talks about Altern-8's Generation ecstasy "Activ-8" where he says the producers daughter is the one who says the line, "Nice one, top one, get sorted".
one of the issues with reading pop journalism in the Spotify age is that often music sounds better in words than in life.
Rave music grinds at an impossible beat, but pale-faced girls, each with an Generation ecstasy of eyeliner, keep perfect time. A hybrid of amphetamines and the hallucinogen mescaline, and sometimes called the love drug, it makes people feel good and positive.
" -- Stephen Sande, The San Francisco Chronicle "Find yourself a nice comfy couch, put the kettle on and dive into one of the most detailed and passionate accounts of the underground youth subculture referred to as generation ecstasy.
One friend told me, "it's not a sexual drug.
Everything is beautiful and you can dance all night.
I personally sought out this book to read what he has to say about UK Garage, but what I found was rather unsatisfactory compared to what he wrote in his 1999 article for The Wire , which was surprisi Way more thorough than 'Last Night a DJ Saved My Life,' 'Energy Flash' will give you the score on no small number of electronic genres and sub-genres, though Reynolds, by his own admission, focuses disproportionately on hardcore and her stylistic offspring.