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Simon Reynolds: Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture

Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, September 1999

IT SAYS MUCH about our compulsive pre-millenial navel-gazing that several tomes about the past decade's "ecstacy culture" - Matthew Collin's Altered State, Jane Bussman's Once in a Lifetime and more - are already in print. Post-Irvine Welsh, E has even penetrated the domain of Eng Lit proper via gay maestro Alan Hollinghurst's new novel The Spell. Already we are gazing back at 1988 with the passionate intensity the '70s felt for the '60s.

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