Acid House As It Happened


When London’s rave scene began in the late ’80s, it ignited a culture around uninhibited style, the Roland TB-303 synthesizer and blissful hedonism. More than wild revelry, the scene—dubbed acid house—became a meeting place for people across genders, sexualities, class and race. That unity is revealed in former The Times editor and photographer Dave Swindells’ book Acid House As It Happened. Swindells, who followed the scene from its infancy to today, chronicles the explosion of the subculture through photographs that show how acid house exposed people to new ideas and ways of being. Price is in Euros.