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Acid House: The Selling Of Smiley Culture

Phil Sutcliffe, Q, January 1989

Like punk before it, acid house was a cult fanned by the media into a mass market industry. Major labels latched on to the music, high street stores launched the fashion accessories, newspapers moralised about the drugs. Phil Sutcliffe traces the full story of the dance beat with headlines than hits.

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