A Brief History of Acid House is an illustrated celebration of Acid House musics rich and colourful history which chronicles the key events and major players responsible for its global influence and on-going legacy.
To mark 30 years since the Acid House scene exploded in the UK, we examine the impact the music had upon club culture and music history.
Also included in the book is a list of essential Acid House classics with descriptions for each with images and a Periodic Table of Dance Music.
Other topics included are Ikutaro Kakehashi, Tadao Kikumoto, Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Phuture, the TB-303 synthesizer, The Hacienda night club, Shoom, Blackburn, The Media, the UK Government, Football casuals, 1980's Police aggression and some of the most pivotal moments in Acid House's history.
About the author: A brief History of Acid House was written and illustrated by Suddi Raval. Suddi Raval began attending Acid House parties in the North of England at the age of 17 in 1988 and has been a life long Acid House enthusiast ever since.
He has released records under various names on different record labels including being co-writer and producer of the UK top 20 hit single Hardcore Uproar which became a Hacienda anthem in the summer of 1990.
He has since scored soundtracks for numerous video game titles and writes a regular column sharing his memories of rave experiences for Iconic Underground magazine.
Paradise Garage "classic neon sign" enamel badge
Black glitter and Gold (coloured) enamel Acid House badge
Yellow glitter and gold coloured enamel Acid House badge
The ridiculously detailed KR-303 Keyring - zoom in... You can see the "slide and accent" text :)
Together smiley keyring
Baby 808: TR-808 scale model metal pin badge.
"Purple Om" enamel badge (1cm square)
Enamel Dove (1cm diameter)
ANTique-303 a newly designed more detailed scale model TB-303 in box
Mini ZX Spectrum
Vintage Enamel Smiley badge
Framed Concrete Smiley
Tiny 303. TB-303 scale model metal pin badge.
Push The Bass – Push The Bass CD single
TB-303 Owners manual shirt - original
TB-303 Cut Off and Resonance badge (FREE P&P!)
The House Sound Of Together Volume 3 –
Limited Edition 12" Vinyl
Suddi Raval Manchester, UK
I make Acid, House and Electro music because at a very early age it consumed my life and as I became obsessed weird basslines and melodies started to form in my head. I also now make top notch Acid House inspired merchandise such a mini 303’s and baby 808’s. See my site below… I’ve more stuff to come soon.
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