"A vivid account of the squat party experience; a pumped-up Fear and Loathing transplanted to Bristol, England - we are taken on an odyssey, 'aving it to pounding techno in a dirty warehouse. Read this book - the story of the real 90s ecstasy revolution." Chris Liberator Stay Up Forever Records You can see inside this book and read sample pages using BookBuzzr, courtesy of fReado.com. Bert Random's book is a vivid, gritty and arresting account of 90s free party experience, illustrated by Silent Hobo / Boswell / Nik III / Natalie Sandells / Rose Sanderson.
- Paperback | 120 pages
- 132 x 200 x 9mm | 170g
- 07 Jul 2011
- SilverWood Books Ltd
- Bristol, United Kingdom
- black and white illustrations
"Love it! It put me right back to the days when I was doing exactly the same thing in London 1995. Only I was one of the DJ's and I had my own set of parameters to deal with like who was playing next , who was organizing the party and the rig, if they would let you play etc etc - but the experiences are pretty much the same. I loved the bit were it all gets a bit much, we have all been there at some point. A really fun read , with some great visual descriptions of the weirdest moments - " Henry Cullen aka D.A.V.E. the Drummer (Hydraulix/ Mutate to Survive/ Pounding Grooves) "This is the first book I have not put down till I finished it in a very long time. Absolutely fucking marvellous! Totally gripped me and bang I was at the party. Totally nailed it - and an awesome soundtrack." DJ Simmer (Shimmy/ Problem Child)
About Bert Random
Bert Random crawled into a speaker in 1990 when he was 16 years old and emerged over a decade later with nothing but ringing eardrums, dusty trainers, and a random handful of scribbled notes. It has taken him until now to decipher his handwriting and begin piecing it all together. Despite repeated attempts to escape from Bristol he is currently living there again, though this time he is enjoying seeing it through the fresh eyes of his wife and young son. When not daydreaming about having his head in a bassbin he works part-time for a small but useful charity.