Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House (Paperback)
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Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 02/07/2009
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From its first publication in 1997, Altered State established itself as the definitive text on Ecstasy and dance culture. This new edition sees Matthew Collin cast a fresh eye on the heady events of the acid house 'Summer of Love' and the rave scene's euphoric escalation into commercial excess as MDMA became a mass-market narcotic. Altered State is the best-selling book on Ecstasy culture, using a cast of memorable characters to track the origins of the scene and its drug through psychedelic subcults, underground gay discos and the Balearic paradise of Ibiza, to the point where Tony Blair was using an Ecstasy anthem as an election campaign song. Altered State critically examines the ideologies and myths of the scene, documenting the criminal underside to the blissed-out image, shedding new light on the social history of the most spectacular youth movement of the twentieth century.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846687136
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 25 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
At last somebody has written the real history of the last ten years, and written it with such wit, verve, empathy and profound intelligence. I can't recommend this marvellous piece of work enough. * Irvine Welsh *
Altered State is not just timely; it was crying out to be written * Independent *
Altered State remains the definitive story of the last decade's love affair with MDMA and mucking about in fields just off the M25 * Q *
[A] full-blooded, abrasive exploration of the rise and fall of the ecstasy scene. -- Julian Fleming * Sunday Business Post *
[E]ssential reading -- Rupert Howe * Q *
The first book to forensically document the acid house explosion... It's written with the authority of the first-hander, but what makes the book so compelling is his political perspective. -- Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton [DJ History] * Mixmag *

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