What A Guy Called Gerald did after Voodoo Ray [April 1989]…

How do you follow up a track like Voodoo Ray? Back in 1989, around nine months on from its first appearance in the clubs (and to coincide with its entry

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12,000 ravers descend on Bournemouth [May 1992]…

Bournemouth maybe better known for its seaside (and occasional good weather) but back in May 1992, the town was on the map for a different reason, as 12,000 ravers descended

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The KLF are back… and not a moment too soon…

What is it about two-decade hiatuses in the music industry? In the past few years, we’ve seen the return of drone rockers My Bloody Valentine, with their first new album

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MTV tries to understand ‘Madchester’ [1990]…

Before it became a many-fanged media beast, churning out documentaries on teenage pregnancies, MTV was a US-based station that mainly played music, interspersed with the occasional artist profile or interview…

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A rave in Mickey Mouse’s back garden [September 1993]…

“Flights, check. Accommodation, check. DJs, check. Now, all we need is a venue. How about Euro Disney..?” While I doubt that the conversation that led to the creation of the

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Eric Schlosser raves it up [October 1998]…

Author Eric Schlosser is probably better known for his damning critique of the fast food industry, in Fast Food Nation. But before he flipped Ronald McDonald’s burger the wrong way,

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It’s (not so) grim up North…

YouTube is a goldmine for old rave footage and documentaries, such as this BBC North piece from 1992. While there’s an element of sensationalism at certain parts, it’s also welcome

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