Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture

Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture

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By (author) Simon Reynolds

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 504 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 30mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415923735
  • ISBN 13: 9780415923736
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 436,712

Product description

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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Author information

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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"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 Stone