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Having carved herself a reputation as a key player on the Sidcup booty-bass scene in the mid-1970s, Kate Bush caught everyone with their keks down in 1985 with the release of 'Hounds of Love', an album of startlingly raw, balls-to-the-wall acidic covers of spritely folk troupe The Bloodhound Gang.
Bush later described the recording process of 'Jig of Life', a cowbell-heavy reworking of the Pennsylvania ensemble’s poignant hit 'Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss', as: "me and Pete (Peter Gabriel) had just been smashing it all weekend in Antwerp, but as were driving to the port to get the ferry back we realised we still had shit loads of Belgian pingers and shrooms in the van, which we were cacking ourselves about taking onto the ferry. Pete suggested just hoofing the whole lot there and then, and, as he was jigging about on the beach wearing only his boxers and a pair of fake Ray-Bans, I decided to whip out a microphone and started recording. One take. Boom.”

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Having carved herself a reputation as a key player on the Sidcup booty-bass scene in the mid-1970s, Kate Bush caught everyone with their keks down in 1985 with the release of 'Hounds of Love', an album of startlingly raw, balls-to-the-wall acidic covers of spritely folk troupe The Bloodhound Gang.

Bush later described the recording process of 'Jig of Life'a cowbell-heavy reworking of the Pennsylvania ensemble’s poignant hit 'Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss', as: "me and Pete (Peter Gabriel) had just been smashing it all weekend in Antwerp, but as were driving to the port to get the ferry back we realised we still had shit loads of Belgian pingers and shrooms in the van, which we were cacking ourselves about taking onto the ferry. Pete suggested just hoofing the whole lot there and then, and, as he was jigging about on the beach wearing only his boxers and a pair of fake Ray-Bans, I decided to whip out a microphone and started recording. One take. Boom.”

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Glastonbury sparked controversy when they announced Metallica as Saturday night headliners for their 2014 edition, with many purists insisting that there was no place for an acid house act so high on the bill of the traditionally doo-wop and scat-orientated festival. Speaking ahead of their set on the Pyramid Stage, vocalist and synth-player James Hetfield promised a spectacular show, saying that the group will start by playing their 1988 classic '…And Justice For All' - a collection of pumping acidic covers of the soundtrack to Disney’s 'Mulan' - in full for the first hour, before, “boshing a few pills and just fuckin’ havin’ it ‘til the cunts kick us off”.

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Glastonbury sparked controversy when they announced Metallica as Saturday night headliners for their 2014 edition, with many purists insisting that there was no place for an acid house act so high on the bill of the traditionally doo-wop and scat-orientated festival. Speaking ahead of their set on the Pyramid Stage, vocalist and synth-player James Hetfield promised a spectacular show, saying that the group will start by playing their 1988 classic '…And Justice For All' - a collection of pumping acidic covers of the soundtrack to Disney’s 'Mulan' - in full for the first hour, before, “boshing a few pills and just fuckin’ havin’ it ‘til the cunts kick us off”.

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Whilst undoubtedly one of the most influential acid house albums of all time, Pulp’s 1995 rave rabbit-hole 'Different Class' is seen by many within the scene as both a blessing and a curse. The record’s success brought such narcotic love letters as 'Sorted For E's & Wizz' to the attention of the authorities, who panicked that for the first time in living memory the nation’s youth may be influenced by the popular music of the time. They subsequently upgraded the popular rave drug ecstasy to a ‘different class’, leaping from Class J - meaning it was widely available through the NHS and was actively distributed by schools to infants between the ages of 5 and 9 - to Class A, with possession of such prohibited substances punishable by a lengthy prison term or even in some circumstances death by firing squad.

acidhouseclassics:

Whilst undoubtedly one of the most influential acid house albums of all time, Pulp’s 1995 rave rabbit-hole 'Different Class' is seen by many within the scene as both a blessing and a curse. The record’s success brought such narcotic love letters as 'Sorted For E's & Wizz' to the attention of the authorities, who panicked that for the first time in living memory the nation’s youth may be influenced by the popular music of the time. They subsequently upgraded the popular rave drug ecstasy to a ‘different class’, leaping from Class J - meaning it was widely available through the NHS and was actively distributed by schools to infants between the ages of 5 and 9 - to Class A, with possession of such prohibited substances punishable by a lengthy prison term or even in some circumstances death by firing squad.

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Blondie’s frontwoman was actually born Debb Harr, but in 1987 a chemical epiphany during a two-day rave at a disused shoe factory in Catford convinced her that she needed more Es in both her life and name. The group’s masterpiece, 'Parallel Lines', gained its title from Harry and band guitarist Chris Stein’s attempts to rack up cocaine on the back seat of the 202 to Sydenham after the same event, a task she would later wearily describe as, “a right pain in the minge”.

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Blondie’s frontwoman was actually born Debb Harr, but in 1987 a chemical epiphany during a two-day rave at a disused shoe factory in Catford convinced her that she needed more Es in both her life and name. The group’s masterpiece, 'Parallel Lines', gained its title from Harry and band guitarist Chris Stein’s attempts to rack up cocaine on the back seat of the 202 to Sydenham after the same event, a task she would later wearily describe as, “a right pain in the minge”.

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When asked by Mixmag during an interview in 2002 to explain the naming process behind Neutral Milk Hotel’s classic acid house handbook 'In The Aeroplane Over The Sea' (1998), Jeff Mangum revealed: “The album’s title is a reference to when I was travelling to Ibiza for the first time, in the summer of 1988. I was flying on this bollocks budget airline with Nicky Holloway and Danny Rampling, and before we went through the boarding gate we’d each necked a couple of doves, a handful of shrooms and washed ‘em down with a whole bottle of scotch. We was tripping before we’d even begun the actual trip. At one point during the flight Nicky got trapped in the plane’s toilet and started screaming that the Soviets were trying to put rich tea biscuits down his socks. Those were the fucking days mate”.

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When asked by Mixmag during an interview in 2002 to explain the naming process behind Neutral Milk Hotel’s classic acid house handbook 'In The Aeroplane Over The Sea' (1998), Jeff Mangum revealed: “The album’s title is a reference to when I was travelling to Ibiza for the first time, in the summer of 1988. I was flying on this bollocks budget airline with Nicky Holloway and Danny Rampling, and before we went through the boarding gate we’d each necked a couple of doves, a handful of shrooms and washed ‘em down with a whole bottle of scotch. We was tripping before we’d even begun the actual trip. At one point during the flight Nicky got trapped in the plane’s toilet and started screaming that the Soviets were trying to put rich tea biscuits down his socks. Those were the fucking days mate”.

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Originally named Rocks-E Music in honour of Bryan Ferry’s two favourite recreational drugs - crack cocaine and ecstasy - the ’80s outfit were villainised in the UK tabloids for their chemically-enhanced clubland lunacy. The narcotics may have flowed freely but so did the hits, and they became one of the most influential rave crews of the decade, paving the way for the likes of The Prodigy to pick up the baton - or glowstick - years later.

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Originally named Rocks-E Music in honour of Bryan Ferry’s two favourite recreational drugs - crack cocaine and ecstasy - the ’80s outfit were villainised in the UK tabloids for their chemically-enhanced clubland lunacy. The narcotics may have flowed freely but so did the hits, and they became one of the most influential rave crews of the decade, paving the way for the likes of The Prodigy to pick up the baton - or glowstick - years later.

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Every scene has its saints, and Nice-Guys With Acid (or N.W.A.) proved that you can’t spell ‘reverent’ without ‘rave’, plus another ‘a’. Their brand of squeaky clean acid house wasn’t for everyone, but there’s no denying the enduring influence that their debut full-length 'Straight Outta Compton' has had on dance music since its release in 1988.

acidhouseclassics:

Every scene has its saints, and Nice-Guys With Acid (or N.W.A.) proved that you can’t spell ‘reverent’ without ‘rave’, plus another ‘a’. Their brand of squeaky clean acid house wasn’t for everyone, but there’s no denying the enduring influence that their debut full-length 'Straight Outta Compton' has had on dance music since its release in 1988.