Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Boy’s Own - The Complete Fanzines 1986-92
The third book of the year and we've got yet another corker in store. If you are too young to have been around in the late '80s, the Boy's Own lot were instrumental in helping kick start acid house in the south-east. As well as the fanzine, they ran parties, mouthed off, went to footie, wore some natty threads and occasionally daft trainers. They were the first to document in print the existence of acid house and, once the euphoria had died down, could also be its fiercest critics.
They were having so much fun that in six years they only managed to loose off 12 issues. But these 440 pages depict acid house culture – the slang, the parties, the tunes, the humour – better than anything, as captured in the words of Farley, Mayes, Weatherall, Oakenfold and many more key players. As well as every page of every fanzine there’s a great interview with all the Boys.
If you pre-order now, through DJHistory, you'll get a FREE 7-inch single featuring Bocca Juniors' Raise.
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Posted by Bill Brewster at 10:20