Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Music - 454 pages
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Generation Ecstasy is the story of rave culture and techno music. Challenging traditional ideas about music and spawning a global network of underground scenes based on the frenzied euphoria of the all-night dance party, rave is the most innovative, influential, and controversial pop phenomenon since punk rock. A celebration of rave's quest for the perfect beat and the ultimate rush, Generation Ecstasy is the definitive chronicle of rave culture and electronic dance music.
 

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Rock journalist Reynolds (The Sex Revolts) chronicles how MDMA (a psychedelic amphetamine, aka "ecstasy") and MIDI (computer sound technology) together spawned the unique dance culture of the ... Read full review

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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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