Generation Ecstasy

Generation Ecstasy : Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 30.48mm | 748.42g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415923735
  • 9780415923736
  • 672,424

Review quote

"Worthy. As a straightforward timeline account of rave culture-the DJs, the drugs, the choons, the clubs, the clobber-"Generation Ecstasy succeeds. Tracing the music. Reynolds shows that he certainly knows his stuff.."-"Now, Toronto "For anyone who has been to a rave or bought a techno CD, this book is an excellent complement. Reynolds does a great job throughout, even making this book readable for those who know littel or nothing about techno and rave culture."-"Dead Trees Review "Invaluable."-"Toronto Star "The single best book about rave culture."-"The Roverfront Times "A classic chronicle of the Nineties rave movement."-James Hunter, "Rolling Stoneshow more

About Simon Reynolds

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).show more