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Utah Saints: Something Good (London)

Chuck Eddy, L.A. Weekly, 10 September 1992

ACID HOUSE was maybe an intriguing new clang when Phuture and Derek May squeaked it out of the Midwest a half-decade ago, but by the time Todd Terry made To the Batmobile Let's Go in 1988, it was just another arty ambient-drug drag, and rave hasn't budged an inch since. When the self-deluded technicians Todd spawned decided that speed-racing and graph-papered computer bombardment was their sole mission, rendering all older music obsolete, another long-trusty species of pop nonsense (i.e. dancey noise-chants that date back as far as Jesse Hill's 'Ooh Poo Pah Doo' and the Dixie Cups' 'Iko Iko') bit the dust.

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