A promising start this week, an Acid House byline on the cover and an Alan Moore feature inside. In this particular copy someone cut out a bit of the cover and some of the pages have faded to time so I’m assuming there were free acid tabs with this one that have been claimed by the previous owner. (The Sisters of Mercy don’t look half as menacing with Prefab Sprout foppishly peeking out from above Andrew’s head.)
Unfortunately this is also the point where I realised that a previous owner of these magazines had been very carefully, almost surgically, removing the weekly sections I was initially most interested in (James Hamilton‘s BPM column.) I thought there were a couple of missing columns as they maybe weren‘t filed for some reason in the last couple of magazines, I didn‘t realise someone was removing them for reasons unknown. Maybe this was to do with wanting to keep things secret as there are always apocryphal tales of DJs covering up labels so that others wouldn‘t snoop, or maybe the person concerned just wanted to keep those columns in a separate folder somewhere as an archive which I would love to have instead of the rest of the magazines but this speculated folder probably just ended up in a bin somewhere, contents unloved and unknown to the discoverer who would have stumbled upon them in a carboot sale.
No chart influenced mix this week, just couldn’t make it work. Instead, here’s a mix of some of the tunes mentioned in the Acid House piece below as it was way more fun to play with.
Most of the tracks mentioned herein aren‘t really what I would think of as acid, Frankie Knuckles isn’t IMO really synonymous with the 303 but its not entirely unfair to peg him as the sound of Chicago.
Farley Jackmaster Funk – Dub Can’t Turn Around
Paris – Girl U Need A Change Of Mind
Ten City – Devotion (Bam Bam’s House 12″ Mix)
Sleezy D. – I’ve Lost Control (House Side)
Frankie Knuckles – You Can’t Hide From Yourself
Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body
Steve Silk Hurley – Jack Your Body
Farley Jackmaster Funk – Love Can’t Turn Around
Frankie Knuckles – Only The Strong Survive
Farley Jackmaster Funk – Jack The Bass
Mr. Lee – House This House
Bam Bam – Give It To Me (Acid Revenge Mix)
Frankie Knuckles – Baby Wants To Ride
Jamie Principle – Baby Wants To Ride
(I was mostly happy with this, although it really needs to be normalized and I kind of screwed up the ending. And somehow I missed The Poke, but I did use that last week.)
12” Single Chart, and as expected Beat Dis sits atop it.
Dance Chart, you guessed it. Beat Dis.
Hi-NRG Chart, which surprisingly doesn’t have Beat Dis on it. Quite why it doesn’t feature here is kind of puzzling but who knows.
Alan Moore chart, which, no wait. Small feature with Mega Beard mentioning his last works for DC, one if which seems to be V for Vendetta but the title was lost to the edit.
Oh, and here’s a rather racy picture of Morrissey with his nipples out from back when he looked lithe and pretty good, not like a fat gammon dad on the beach at Blackpool.