Trailblazers of: Acid House
Noddy Holder narrates the surprising origins of our favourite music genres.
Acid House, Balearic Beats and outdoor raves inspired a new breed of British club kids in the late 1980s. But when they stopped drinking alcohol in favour of bottled water, they faced a showdown with an outraged establishment fearful of repetitive beats and chemical highs.
Arguably it all started on a lads' birthday holiday to the Balearic Islands in 1987. Paul Oakenfold - whose Ibizan party trip started it all, arguably - joins Trevor Fung, Paul Hartnoll, Martin Glover and Annie Nightingale to recall the halcyon days of all-time highs.
Music includes Orbital, Underworld, Frankie Knuckles, Phuture, Cola Boy, Elkin & Nelson and... Chris Rea.
Written by Kenneth Penchant
Music Documentary | 43 minutes
Credit: Znak & Co.
Rave Video Archive
Autechre: live at Sweatbox 2, Bojangles, 1991