Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture

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Psychology Press, 1999 - 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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User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

A decent history/memoir of electronic dance music from a music journalist and participant in the UK rave scene of the early 90s. As a fan of electronic dance music, I found it really interesting, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

This book is a very detailed, autobiographical history of electronic dance music. Reynolds bathes the book in fountains of extraneous adjectives. (I can easily visualize him doing lines of blow off a ... Read full review

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For my book report I read Generation Ecstasy. There was so much information in the book about the rave scene and \"ecstasy\", I didn\'t know where to ..
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About the author (1999)

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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