Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture

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Routledge, Jun 19, 2013 - Art - 480 pages
In Generation Ecstasy, Simon Reynolds takes the reader on a guided tour of this end-of-the-millenium phenomenon, telling the story of rave culture and techno music as an insider who has dosed up and blissed out. A celebration of rave's quest for the perfect beat 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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