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Blog ’92: THE MUSIC WAS FANTASTIC
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24. The Orb – Blue Room
It was a dark day when my tape of Rave’92 broke. Repeated rewinding and pausing had caused a hole to develop in the tape, and my rubbish cassette player refused to play it unless I wound it back manually and flippe[…]

Blog ’92: EATING SUSHI IN JAPAN
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23. Ambassadors of Funk ft MC Mario – Supermarioland
It was an unspoken agreement that you were only allowed to play the shorter ‘B’ game of Tetris in the playground, as everyone had got so good at the (indefinitely long) ‘A&#[…]

Blog ’92: KISS THE RAZOR’S EDGE
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22. Blue Pearl – (Can You) Feel The Passion
If Rage’s ‘Run To You’ was filled with tame but uncomfortable references to knobbing within a loving relationship, then Blue Pearl’s contribution to Rave ’92 is a steamin[…]

Blog ’92: THEY LOOK AT THE SKY
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21. Opus III – It’s A Fine Day
Whilst I might not have experienced the (ahem) primary effects of rave culture aged 11, I definitely succumbed to the vast swathe of hippy b0ll0cks that seemed to permeate the early nineties. Commune with na[…]

Blog ’92: ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME?
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20. Praga Khan – Injected With A Poison
Like ‘The Magic Friend‘ earlier on, I found this a bit too intense on the first listen – acid squelching, whooping vocals courtesy of Jade 4U, and a scary man singing about poison. And p[…]

Blog ’92: PUT ON MY RAVING SHOES
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19. Shut Up And Dance – I’m Ravin’ I’m Ravin’
How many times has a melody stalled on the tip of your tongue? Na-nur-na-nur NAH-ah NAAA. Dammit, what is it? Where on earth is that from? Na-nur-nah wee-woo-WEEEE-urr-wooo. […]

Blog ’92: YOU’D BETTER SHAKE YOUR BONES
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18. 2 Unlimited – The Twilight Zone
The last couple of tracks on Rave ’92 have been grounded in everyday settings – mild frustration over misplacing small items, feeling a bit dizzy, epic clubbing fail, slumping in front of kids&#82[…]

Blog ’92: RATPACK DON’T IMITATE
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17. Ratpack – Searchin’ For My Rizla
“I am the magnificent! The most prettiest! The baddest Mexicano of all times!”
A crackly Dave Barker successfully shouts down the echoing authority of The Bouncer, protesting Ratpack’[…]

Blog ’92: YER NAME’S NOT DAN YER NOT COMING IN
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16. Kicks Like A Mule – The Bouncer
As previously mentioned, I was eager to experience the world of clubbing from an early age. But despite this pre-teen enthusiasm, I didn’t enter my first proper nightclub until I was a disappointingly l[…]

Blog ’92: LET’S GO!
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15. The Prodigy – Everybody In The Place
I really don’t like rollercoasters. My childhood dreams of being an astronaut were utterly quashed after having a go on an Orbitron and instantly developing not only severe motion sickness but a fi[…]

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