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Pre Millennium Tension

Bethan Cole, i-D, March 1997

Adolescent angst and twentysomething trauma used to be something of a cliché. But no longer. With admissions of young people to hospital at an all-time high and worries over the psychological toxicity of Ecstasy mounting, the medical profession have good reason to be getting alarmed. The casualties are visible to us all: Elizabeth Wurtzel, Richey Manic, Kurt Cobain. And with a whole new world of psychotic sound from Tricky to Techstep refracting the malaise, it feels like we're a generation on the verge of a lot more than a new millennium...

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