Turner prize winner Jeremy Deller’s ace film about the re-evaluation of acid house and how it did not spring out of nowhere, but owed its emergence to the social and political landscape of 1980s Britain. On iPlayer for a month. Essential viewing.
Watched that, great.
Hairs on my arms raised when I saw that Kraftwerk/crowd interaction photo.
Flaneur Aye, nice connection that and then into the Detroit PB TV show of them dancing to Numbers and he goes, “when I’m feeling a bit down, that’s the kinda stuff I watch on YouTube. I am happy to live on a planet where that happened once…” 🆒
Ace viewing that.
Not my scene personally but watching that I realise why it was for so many.
Enjoyed this. Been to a few of those nightclubs and the film of the Blackburn conveys bring back happy memories. Didnt see it like he does but defo it was a collective movement like nothing else Id experienced before or after. Tried explaining that to someone in their 40’s at the time and they likened it to the hippy thing from 65 onwards.
Placid I thought he was bang on with the “means of production” theory, the whole seen was DIY from Detroit to Doncaster, from Derrick May to 808 State, totally stolen out of the hands of major record labels and major club owners like Top Rank, et al.
that side I cant speak to, Im not knowledgable enough on it. The only thing I didnt really agree with was the comparison of the trouble at raves to the miners strike. Although it was done briliiantly and evoked emotions and feelings not felt since then. A pedantic niggle.
i know want to buy a Roland 303