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    DescriptionEcstasy did for house music what LSD did for psychedelic rock. Now, in "Energy Flash," journalist Simon Reynolds offers a revved-up and passionate inside chronicle of how MDMA ("ecstasy") and MIDI (the basis for electronica) together spawned the unique rave culture of the 1990s. England, Germany, and Holland began tinkering with imported Detroit techno and Chicago house music in the late 1980s, and when ecstasy was added to the mix in British clubs, a new music subculture was born. A longtime writer on the music beat, Reynolds started watching--and partaking in--the rave scene early on, observing firsthand ecstasy's sense-heightening and serotonin-surging effects on the music and the scene. In telling the story, Reynolds goes way beyond straight music history, mixing social history, interviews with participants and scene-makers, and his own analysis of the sounds with the names of key places, tracks, groups, scenes, and artists. He delves deep into the panoply of rave-worthy drugs and proper rave attitude and etiquette, exposing a nuanced musical phenomenon. Read on, and learn why is nitrous oxide is called "hippy crack."


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    Title
    Generation Ecstasy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Reynolds
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 570
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 689 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781593764074
    ISBN 10: 1593764073
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFCA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 540
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25900
    DC22: 781.64
    BIC subject category V2: AVGU
    BISAC V2.8: MUS013000
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    DC22: 781.661554
    LC classification: ML3540 .R49 2012
    Thema V1.0: JBCC1, AVLP
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    COUNTERPOINT
    Imprint name
    SOFT SKULL PRESS
    Publication date
    20 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley
    Author Information
    Simon Reynolds is a consulting editor at Spin magazine. He is also the author of "Blissed Out: The Raptures of Rock," "The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion and Rock 'n' Roll," "Totally Wired," and "Bring the Noise."
    Review quote
    Praise for "Energy Flash""Reynolds provides an expanded and updated version of his now-classic "Generation Ectasy"...Reynolds approaches his subject as both fan and critic, finding the perfect balance between autobiography and eyewitness. He also happens to be a terrific writer... Authoritative." --"Booklist"