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The Agony & The Ecstasy - New 3 part doc about the rave scene

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by mod, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. mod

    mod A modernist

    Calling old ravers...

    Spanning 30 years, this eye-opening three-part documentary series explores the history of rave culture and dance music in the UK. The Agony & The Ecstasy

    Starts Friday 11 August on Sky Arts

    This was good from earlier today. Robert Elms talking to Norman Jay about his role making The Agony & The Ecstasy....

    From 1h 13min

    BBC Radio London - Robert Elms, 07/08/2017
     
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  2. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Perfectly Flawed

    Thanks for the heads up. :cool:
     
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  3. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Just finished reading Peter Hooks Hacienda How Not To Run a Club book,,,a great read highly recommended...nice to read a rave history that doesnt airbrush out all the crime and madness that was such a big part of oldskool raving...i wonder if there'll be much Agony in this. Probably not.

    I think so far Pump Up The Volume (from 2001 - also a three parter) has been the best broad sweep rave documentary (house and techno really)
    ...though i was looking for some hacienda footage last week and crawled through a few dance docs online and i think dance music is pretty well documented these days...loads of little micro niche scene docs too...not sure theres much that hasnt been covered now.
     
  4. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Shame it's on sky
     
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  5. mod

    mod A modernist

    You can watch via NOW TV on pay per view basis
     
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  6. mod

    mod A modernist

    Pump up the volume was fantastic.
     
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  7. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Can't see this listed anywhere on torrent sites and what not, don't suppose anyone has seen it anywhere to download?
     
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  8. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Could they really not have come up with a more inventive title? That's only about the 303rd time it's been used in dance music journalism.
     
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  9. moody

    moody Being alive increases risk of death.

    listening now.
     
  10. moody

    moody Being alive increases risk of death.

    half way through this at the moment, been a while since i read anything similar as I am fairly clued up on the subject but this book is actually half decent and interviews all the key players in a linear fashion from before the whole thing kicks off.

    right from the squat parties on battlebridge road to the dirtbox nights, all the main players are here, describing how house and dance was scoffed at first when it first started getting played in the handful of venues at the time.


    The True Story Of Acid House & The Summer Of Love - Books - Books About Music | www.musicroom.com

    "Acid house was a truly democratic movement transcendinggeography, class, race and culture. It made soul mates out of strangers from all walks of life, from all races and of all sexual orientations.A quarter of a century on, the impact of Acid House can still be felt. It has influenced everything from fashion to film and television to interior design. It redefined our notion of a night out. It even changed the law of the land./p>

    To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the second summer of love, The True Story Of Acid House & The Summer Of Love is the definitive story of the seismic movements in music and youth culture that changed the cultural landscape forever. Luke Bainbridge is uniquely positioned to tell this story, having connections both in the industry, through nearly two decades as a music journalist, and on the dancefloor, through two decades of dancing, promoting and DJing.

    Bainbridge has interviewed most of the protagonists who led the revolution, from the DJs and musicians to the promoters, gangsters and ravers, and built up a relationship of trust and mutual respect. This is a true story of acid house, from the DJ box to the dance floor.

    He examines the legacy and lasting impact of acid house, and how the second summer of love is viewed 25 years on. How has acid house been assimilated into mainstream culture? How did the change in drugs, away from ecstasy towards other drugs, affect the music and the party scene?

    Why has the free party scene never really been replicated, despite new technology greater capacity to organise events and disseminate information?

    Did the summer of 1988 leave us with a generation of drug users? Has there been any lasting effect of such an explosion in drug use?

    Who were the real winners and casualties in the story? Do the world’s current biggest DJs – Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta have any connection to the original scene?

    All of these questions and more are answered in this insightful read."
     

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