January 14, 2007 at 8:51 pm #1040288Techno4yourheadParticipant
Live at Lowlands festival, Holland (a think)
Full gig, streamin vid
AM well chokin for anither Prodge live gig likes raaaraaaJanuary 14, 2007 at 9:16 pm #1097921Anonymous
We chucked bottles at them in 1996 in an official AHC protest against there statement “we are profesional musitions we want nothing to do with the free party scene” then putting that illustration of a free party on there album.
There leaches fuck em!January 14, 2007 at 9:46 pm #1097968Techno4yourheadParticipant
Anyway….January 15, 2007 at 10:25 am #1097922Anonymous
Well they left the stage sharpish…
We also had a couple of pops at MC Tea bag as well cant remember what hed said but our stance was “stop selling out our culture” !
Thought this was a site for promoting free partys?January 15, 2007 at 10:30 am #1097951
This is a site for a lot of things..January 15, 2007 at 10:31 am #1097923AnonymousAngel wrote:This is a site for a lot of things..
Like promoting acts that have sold the free party scene out?
Supose you could advertise for police officers on here or do abit of recruiting for MI5.January 15, 2007 at 10:47 am #1097949January 15, 2007 at 12:18 pm #1097971hedmekanikParticipant
You obviously feel that the Prodigy sold out, that’s your opinion. But you’ve got to respect the right of others to like their music or, like the Prodigy, to make it they way they want. The fact that they used an image in the sleeve art of Jilted Generation which depicted the yawning literal & moral chasm that separates the free party community and the establishment and old bill should actually please you, considering how many people, myself included, were made aware of the issue through that image. I think that single image more than any other probably created more support for free parties among those that bought or listened to it than anything else. I mean, you can’t buy that kind of publicity, can you?January 15, 2007 at 12:48 pm #1097942elretardo87ParticipantMrAHC wrote:Like promoting acts that have sold the free party scene out?
Supose you could advertise for police officers on here or do abit of recruiting for MI5.
Its what musicians do.
They start off underground then they move mainstream. I know everyone says they won’t but when theres a big fat check in front of your face then sometimes you think differently.
Prodigy may be mainstream but think what they have done for the rave scene. They have sold out on the back of the scene, that is true. This has meant that a lot of young people who listen to the prodigy get their first taste of the “underground dance culture” which may then lead to them moving onto listening to more underground music or getting involved in partying.
A lot of my friends have done just that….they listened to the prodigy as teenagers and now produce electronic music and have just invested in sound equiptment.
You have to look at the bigger picture. This site is not just about free parties themselves but the culture behind them. To keep the party scene alive we need new blood and mainstream acts like the prodigy are a good initial point of contact.January 15, 2007 at 12:48 pm #1097924Anonymoushedmekanik wrote:Take the thistle outta your ass, mate. It’s making you sour.
You got no idea what people like myself went through for the free festival scene to see people have a good time. The prodigy and the likes made money of the scene and sold us down the river.
While we were being evicted every 24 hrs, having rigs inpounded, caravan widows smashed, skulls cracked and being jailed. Just think about that.January 15, 2007 at 12:50 pm #1097925Anonymous
Maybe its time for me to leave the site. My outlook is totaly diffrent I’m about free music for free people.January 15, 2007 at 1:04 pm #1097972hedmekanikParticipant
No-one’s questioning the blood sweat and tears, but you have to allow for others to make their own way, and respect their choices. Elretardo got it on the nail, that’s what musicians do. Even some that i remember who were squat/techno DJ’s ten years ago are now working in different, ‘mainstream’ fields.
Thistles aside, we’re all here for the same reason, y’know?January 15, 2007 at 1:30 pm #1097926Anonymous
Its no wonder the paryty scene in the UK is in the state its in then is it.January 15, 2007 at 1:44 pm #1097956
sour grapes ne 1??:groucho:January 15, 2007 at 1:47 pm #1097927Anonymousmiss bassets wrote:sour grapes ne 1??:groucho:
Seeing as I was on the scene when you was 6 I can remember what it used to be like :groucho:January 15, 2007 at 1:49 pm #1097970Anonymous
looks .ike a good gig i cant hear a thing i havent got no earphones and i have never heard of them but it looks good baby x x x xJanuary 15, 2007 at 1:50 pm #1097957
im sure ya can but dun get ya bk out about it mate ther b no need, ya can hav digs at the prod all ya like if itl make u feel beter about how things hav changed on the party sceneJanuary 15, 2007 at 1:54 pm #1097928Anonymous
My point is why are people who used the scene for there own ends and then slaged us off being promoted on a site thats suposed to progress the party scene forward. What next ticket links for Glasonbury?January 15, 2007 at 1:57 pm #1097958
raaa o yer shit i forgot they had single handedly ruined the free party vibe, bitter ravers like u obviously hav nufin to do wit thatraaa :love: u seem pretty hard line anti prod jus cz they made a few bux outa thier tallentJanuary 15, 2007 at 2:01 pm #1097952
Why are you always so angry in you posts ?
If you don’t agree on what’s posted,then don’t look at it 😉
Seeing as I was on the scene when you was 6 I can remember what it used to be like
Sounds like something my parents always said..
Stop living in the pastJanuary 15, 2007 at 2:07 pm #1097938General LightingModerator
I wouldn’t even call a link to a video of a concert that happened a few years ago much of an advert or “promoting” a band (that most ravers know about anyway), its just sharing a bit of info which people are welcome to look at or not.. if anything its blagging the copyright from the prodigy or whoever made the film!
same like the bits of documentaries or the politics stuff on here (which TBH I haven’t watched a lot of) or even the comedy clips…
Incidentally other than the “rave is dead” article that Prodigy did for mixmag in 1992 I’ve not found any real evidence of them criticising the free party scene as a whole (despite searching all the places I could think of) and would be very interested to see a source for this.
I’m very surprised though its not been discussed before either on here or one of the other discussion networks associated with partyvibe….
This site was also around back in the mid 90s – the crew here was one of the first to realise the power of the net to get party people together.
The 90s rave scene was always a mixture of urban clubbers and traveller types anyway and TBH everyone tried to make a bit of cash out of it at one time or another, either by selling tunes, promoting events or selling drugs (or a combination of all of these).
Some succeeded, some failed, some got fucked over, and a curious alliance of the free market and the nanny/surveillance state took a lot of the power back from the people whilst we were all getting high and thinking we got away with it.
Thats unfortunately the way life is and always will be unless people don’t divide themselves into opposing groups and let themselves be conquered
BTW there were and to an extent still are plenty of decent outdoor and indoor parties in this country – they peaked in 2003/4 and there has been a bigger backlash and clampdown but even today there are still reasonable events happening.January 15, 2007 at 2:35 pm #1097929Anonymous
Well its all to to Ministry of Sound then!
I’m anti capitalist and that goes for Music to someones got to be angry at the way my culture has been sold out. What did the likes of the Prodigy and the likes do when the CJA was brought out? Oh they made a song and a cd with a wee pic on and made ££££ on it!
Stop living in the past you say? Well let the scene die then. I know I’ve been out of action for a few years but its obvious that its not like it used to be in the UK and thats a bad thing IMO.January 15, 2007 at 2:48 pm #1097959MrAHC wrote:Well its all to to Ministry of Sound then!
I’m anti capitalist and that goes for Music to someones got to be angry at the way my culture has been sold out.
o right your culture, n heres silly little me thinkin its our culture. u dont sound much like a free party spirit, its a collective vibe dontcha kno:love:January 15, 2007 at 2:48 pm #1097953
its not like it used to be in the UK and thats a bad thing IMO.
But you being angry with everyone don’t change anything..
Well let the scene die then.
But try and make the scene there is now better..
The whole world is changing, not only the partysceneJanuary 15, 2007 at 4:00 pm #1097930Anonymousmiss bassets wrote:o right your culture, n heres silly little me thinkin its our culture. u dont sound much like a free party spirit, its a collective vibe dontcha kno:love:
Its my culture its your culture whatever.
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