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  • #1041178
    Avatargloballoon
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    i had to go to my mum’s house a while ago to help her clear out her attic and found a big bag of records i collected before i got into raving (pre 1991)

    led zep
    jimi
    blind faith
    black sabbath
    clapton (i’m so glad)
    marmalade
    the who
    uriah heap
    jethro tull

    and loads of others

    amazingly they are mostly in mint condition… i think i was more careful with my music before i had two turntables to contend with

    it’s brought back some wicked memories of discovering acid and, later, the first raves i went to… i remember hearing a couple of tapes of rave music in 1990 and thinking i’d never fit in with my leathers, oil stained, ripped up jeans, long hair, builders boots, tattoos

    then arriving in a warehouse full of 8000 people and no-one paying any attention to what i was dressed like, what parties i had been to before, or what i knew about the music being played… we just partied in the moment ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    we used to play henrdix in the car on the way home to bring us back to ‘reality’

    those acid days were great for me because there was no sub-generic demarcation. everyone was dancing to one massive rig and the music changed continually. you were either ther or you weren’t. i feel a little sad for the end of that when i go to multi-rig parties now

    unity was in the house

    i’m looking forward to dropping some 70’s vibes this summer :weee:

    no expectations… are you experienced?

    #1103877
    Avatarthe rev
    Participant
    globalloon wrote:
    i’m looking forward to dropping some 70’s vibes this summer :weee:

    no expectations… are you experienced?

    do it! i took all my rock and roll down to the dragon fest this year and it went down a fucking storm. In a sea of tekno we had 10,000 watts of pure 50’s rockabilly, then i unloaded the punk /new wave box. The fact is you really can dance to stuff like this. If you have a copy of “lucky number” by lene lovitch turn it up as loud as it will go and you’ll see what i mean! raaa raaa raaa raaa raaa raaa raaa raaa BTW on the subject of old music Glen cambells “witchita lineman” always makes me cry, dunno why as its not a particulary sad song!!

    #1103860
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant
    the rev wrote:
    do it! i took all my rock and roll down to the dragon fest this year and it went down a fucking storm. In a sea of tekno we had 10,000 watts of pure 50’s rockabilly, then i unloaded the punk /new wave box. The fact is you really can dance to stuff like this. If you have a copy of “lucky number” by lene lovitch turn it up as loud as it will go and you’ll see what i mean! raaa raaa raaa raaa raaa raaa raaa raaa

    dude

    that’s what i’m talking about

    it’s where the whole free festival thing came from anyway

    #1103852
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    the (now sadly defunct?) ItsY bitsY crew would sometimes play things like this at the old Reading raves..

    #1103878
    Avatarthe rev
    Participant

    Well i think its time to resurrect this forgotten genre. Watch this space. The revs rockabilly roadshow coming soon to a free party near you raaa raaa raaa raaa

    P>S also available for weddings barmitzvas etc

    #1103861
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant
    General Lighting wrote:
    the (now sadly defunct?) ItsY bitsY crew would sometimes play things like this at the old Reading raves..

    then there’s a gap in the market

    would 20k of long range rig do it? :weee:

    #1103853
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    actually the standing joke was that IB weren’t very small towards the end anyway (they had about 20K of stuff, just that it was in more compact packages!)

    #1103862
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant
    General Lighting wrote:
    actually the standing joke was that IB weren’t very small towards the end anyway (they had about 20K of stuff, just that it was in more compact packages!)

    more compact than what?

    #1103854
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    the size of the stack was smaller than the other stacks of similar output power, by using smaller but high power drivers. they started off with about 2K when I first new them, and ended with 20K :laugh_at:

    #1103863
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant
    General Lighting wrote:
    the size of the stack was smaller than the other stacks of similar output power, by using smaller but high power drivers. they started off with about 2K when I first new them, and ended with 20K :laugh_at:

    the NONOM guys have a fierce rig that should be not but is high output … small and perfectly formed raaa

    we have a lot of bulky equipment, but the designs we’ve based it all on are still industry standard, with some tweaks

    #1103864
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant

    diggin further in

    t rex
    lou reed
    plastic ono band
    bonzo dog band

    oo oo i’m rocking now

    #1103855
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator
    globalloon wrote:
    diggin further in

    bonzo dog band

    good stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve got a spool of tape with them recorded on it that I nicked from high school in 1988 or so….

    #1103882
    AvatarDigital-A
    Participant

    although i am much younger than all of you guys (with all due respect) i went into my parents loft and found hundreds of old vinyl and to be honest this was when i had just got turntables and had no actual vinyl (of the dance kind) so used to ‘cut up’ old tunes … was fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    #1103865
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant
    Digital-A wrote:
    although i am much younger than all of you guys (with all due respect) i went into my parents loft and found hundreds of old vinyl and to be honest this was when i had just got turntables and had no actual vinyl (of the dance kind) so used to ‘cut up’ old tunes … was fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    give this person a spot on the radio!

    #1103879
    Avatarthe rev
    Participant
    globalloon wrote:
    give this person a spot on the radio!

    Indeed, if he takes requests i’d like “ca plane pour moi” by plastic bertrand dedicated to kimmie please :groucho:

    #1103856
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator
    the rev wrote:
    Indeed, if he takes requests i’d like “ca plane pour moi” by plastic bertrand dedicated to kimmie please :groucho:

    someones got taste :laugh_at:

    I even understand what all the French lyrics mean – they are fucking hilarious and are a story of the situations a drug user/hedonist gets himself into.. I was gonna do a translation for my mate but never got round to it

    As a start though the first verse is about how he wakes up and has found his pet cat on his bed, the cat having got a swollen tongue apparently due to lapping whisky from an abandoned glass…

    Monsieur Betrand himself has not slept well, but has been crashed out in a drug-induced stupor in the “gutter”

    I take this to mean he has crashed out in a totally mashed state, and ended up in a random corner of the bed, whilst the cat has taken the best part of the bed – if you have cats who sleep in your room you will understand..) –

    due to this sudden awakening he (bertrand, not the cat) gets a 4-colour acid flashback :laugh_at:

    the rest of the song is about a hangover, a girl and an energetic night of sex, a bout of paranoia (where he hopes the sky doesn’t fall on his head, nor does he get nicked) and a big domestic argument where the girl eventually walks out after all the crockery in the house is smashed…;

    although the chorus means “this life’s for me” so he’s happy with his lot anyway..

    #1103880
    Avatarthe rev
    Participant

    i used to dj in a pub every friday and that was a regular, along with previously mentioned lene lovitch, ten pole tudor, eddie cochrane, and about a thousand more i’m not going to bore anyone with. I do just genuinly fucking love music anything and everything. I cant stand people who get all political about it and who ONLY listen to one certain type and turn their noses up at everything else,

    #1103857
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator
    the rev wrote:
    i used to dj in a pub every friday and that was a regular, along with previously mentioned lene lovitch, ten pole tudor, eddie cochrane, and about a thousand more i’m not going to bore anyone with. I do just genuinly fucking love music anything and everything. I cant stand people who get all political about it and who ONLY listen to one certain type and turn their noses up at everything else,

    mate I grew up with all those tunes, they are part of my childhood…

    there’s a big 80s revival at the moment, one of the young scots lads on here was quoting Adam Ant lyrics in the chat room..

    #1103881
    Avatarthe rev
    Participant

    “that other music losts its taste, so come find another flavour” lol

    diggin the freaky friday btw

    #1103884
    Avatartarifa
    Participant
    globalloon wrote:
    it’s brought back some wicked memories of discovering acid and, later, the first raves i went to… i remember hearing a couple of tapes of rave music in 1990 and thinking i’d never fit in with my leathers, oil stained, ripped up jeans, long hair, builders boots, tattoos

    then arriving in a warehouse full of 8000 people and no-one paying any attention to what i was dressed like, what parties i had been to before, or what i knew about the music being played… we just partied in the moment ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    those acid days were great for me because there was no sub-generic demarcation. everyone was dancing to one massive rig and the music changed continually. you were either ther or you weren’t.

    unity was in the house

    Yep . . . it was unrepeatable :love:

    I try not to be sad because it ( an me) changed, nothing stays the same.

    I’m just unbelievably grateful and happy i was there wen . . . ๐Ÿ˜‰ changed my life.

    Also there’s the argument that ‘these’ days or ‘those’ days are exactly the same in one vital respect. When ur brand new to it all and you ‘discover’ a whole new world, way of dancing, thinking, living, it has the same impact.

    i do believe the values that made it so good then are still around now, maybe because its not so ‘underground’ any more you need to sieve the wheat from the chaff a little more but hey . . . maybe its just enabling the word to be spread wider.

    I know that more people knowing about parties and being at parties creates all sorts of problems but surely the more people who are touched the better? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    #1103858
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator
    tarifa wrote:
    i do believe the values that made it so good then are still around now, maybe because its not so ‘underground’ any more you need to sieve the wheat from the chaff a little more but hey . . . maybe its just enabling the word to be spread wider.

    Go East, young lady :groucho: – I think it might be a combination of lush locations and relative remoteness from other parts of the nation, but I’ve been partying in East Anglia over the last 1 and a bit years and their parties do retain a lot of the original underground values.

    Quote:
    I know that more people knowing about parties and being at parties creates all sorts of problems but surely the more people who are touched the better? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    if we do not spread the word by some means we won’t get to the new generations.

    People who lasted on the since 1991 yet have a decent “outside” life are actually fairly rare, many my age (particularly as blokes are worse at judging risk than girls until they get to their late 20s) have fucked up their lives and burned out, in the case of girls they have had kids perhaps with the wrong person (who can’t handle the responsibility of fatherhood) and are then left holding the baby.

    Other people choose to leave the scene and settle down early as their late teens or mid 20s due to University, more demanding careers or parenthood, and then different priorities take over in their lives. Many stay interested in the music but can’t find the time, energy nor money to go to raves.

    so we need to keep getting younger people interested in what is still a fairly positive culture and lifestyle (although we do drugs I think ravers are now learning to self-regulate their use well due to sites like this.)

    OTOH there were idiots at parties “back in the day” too (although most of them are now dead or in HMP/rehab). Karma does catch up with them.

    #1103872
    Avatarraverbaby
    Participant

    Listening to cream right now. Fukin loves it!!

    #1103883
    AvatarPlayground Politics
    Participant

    i think were all into our old skool rock, its classic, and no one will ever for gget it, i love all of that as well as electric, and to answer GB, im definantly experianced

    #1103885
    Avatartarifa
    Participant
    General Lighting wrote:
    Go East, young lady :groucho: – I think it might be a combination of lush locations and relative remoteness from other parts of the nation, but I’ve been partying in East Anglia over the last 1 and a bit years and their parties do retain a lot of the original underground values.

    Go east huh? :groucho: ๐Ÿ˜‰ But thats so far away! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    #1103886
    Avatartarifa
    Participant
    globalloon wrote:
    clapton (i’m so glad)

    Quick question please – can anyone help me identify a remix of clapton’s ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ ? Absolutely . . . :weee:

    I’ve only got it on a Billy Disney Nov 05 mix cd – its track 4 ( no track listings named for obvious reasons).

    Anyone? please? I’d be so chuffed ๐Ÿ˜‰

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