Thursday, June 18, 2009

They Call It Acid!



They Call It Acid is the true story of Acid House culture aka Rave culture. What began as a small dance event in England in the late 1980s quickly blossomed into a global youth phenomena that is present today in almost every country around the globe.

From the film synopsis::

THEY CALL IT ACID is a feature length documentary which plots the emergence of this culture from its musical roots in Chicago and Detroit, to the melting pots of Ibiza, London and North England where these elements were brought together by a small number of DJs, musicians and promoters. Fed up with the 80s society that they were living in, they created the illegal Acid House party scene. Far from being just a culture of music, fashion and drugs, Acid House broke down long-lasting barriers in the UK, bringing together black and white, rich and poor and groups of previously opposing football hooligans. 12 months from its conception it was to bring on board millions of people and through the 90s spread worldwide, with the birth of the super club, massive licensed outdoor Raves, Dance Music festivals and the rise of the super star DJ, many of whom are now world famous.

Narrated by Robert Owens, one of the most distinctive voices of House Music, with a seminal soundtrack compiled by DJ ‘Evil’ Eddie Richards, one of the UK’s foremost House pioneers, THEY CALL IT ACID features over 60 interviews with both the originators and followers of the Acid House scene and the Police and Politicians who opposed it. Featuring unique film from many of the first illegal clubs and parties as well as never-before-seen footage of Police raids as they clamped down on the scene.


View the trailer for the movie:



They Call It Acid website

BONUS! Enjoy a couple of classic Acid House tracks::

D-Mob - We Call It Acieed (89 remix) [click to download]








Maurice - This Is Acid [click to download]








Fast Eddie - Acid Thunder [click to download]








Buy Fast Eddie music from Itunes

1 comment:

arnold babar said...

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http://lostinasupermarket.com/2009/09/they-call-it-acid-the-story-of-acid-house-culture-2/