Thanks for your kind comments - perhaps I'm just an old curmudgeon!FMEnjoyer wrote: ↑Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:16 amNice reply Albert your insider knowledge always respected. You are an interesting fella, you have some close ties with the pirate scene of the past and seemingly managed to capitalise on your RF engineering skills. Hats off.
However think your short sharp take down of a few parties and kids is a bit off the mark.
The "rave" scene was similar to the disco scene of 20 years before, but without the very skilful songwriting! By the mid-90s, the record companies had realised that they could get hit records made by a kid with a computer, a drum box and a cheap multitrack machine in their back bedroom, rather than in an expensive recording studio! This led to the boring, talentless, repetitive rubbish that passed for "dance" music, and the chemicals of choice at the time made this stuff acceptable. Sorry to rain on your parade, but it's exactly what happened!
Incidentally - I can still get out a large box of 45s filled with nothing later than 1979 and fill any dance floor! I still do occasionally.
If you want to hear where modern dance music came from, listen to "I Want More" by Can from their Flow Motion album - 1975! Also listen to "Supernature" by Cerrone, "Do What You Wanna Do" by T-Connection and pretty much anything produced by Giorgio Moroder from 1970 onwards.... You'll quickly discover that there's nothing really new under the sun! The entertaining pharmaceuticals of choice in those days were less inclined to make you dance spastically all night - we had better things to do late at night when the clubs closed!
We all had our "golden age" periods - many of you youngsters will have had great fun in the fields and warehouses of the rave scene in the early to mid-90s - mine was the late 60s and the early 70s, when music was truly "alternative" and "progressive" and before the punks came along and wrecked the whole scene!
Damn it! I'm starting to sound like my own Father!