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 1988 

NINETEENEIGHTYEIGHT

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 THE NEWS

  • 1988 brings the "second summer of love" as acid house, illegal raves, warehouse parties and Smiley culture takes over the UK.

  • Boy’s Own hold the first documented outdoor acid rave.

  • Hedonism holds the first illegal warehouse party.

  • The Hot and Nude nights at the Hacienda in Manchester bring acid house to the north of England.

  • Paul Oakenfold launches Spectrum on Monday nights at Heaven in London.

  • Danny and Jenny Rampling's Shoom night adopts the "Smiley" logo for it's flyers - giving an icon to the entire scene and spawning an entire industry of Smiley merchandise - even The Sun does their own T-shirts.

  • The Trip launches at The Astoria in London. 

  • Tony Colston-Hayter holds his Apocalypse Now parties at Wembley Studios and invites an ITN film crew in. He later renames it Sunrise and holds a seminal event in an old gas works which results in a huge police raid.

  • Student Paul Hartnolll is beaten by plain-clothes police officers in a raid on an illegal acid party in Kent. He goes on to form Orbital with his brother.

  • James Barton brings acid house to Liverpool with his "Daisy" event - the forerunner to Cream.

  • Genesis hold their first parties in London - they will go on to be one of the big names in acid house raves, collaborating with Sunrise.

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 THE MUSIC 

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 THE PICTURES 

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 THE ARCHIVE

Terry Farley Talking About Shoom and Spectrum

Terry Farley

GENRE

Acid House

TYPE

YEAR

Interview

1988

TAGS

Shoom, Spectrum

1988 Second Summer of Love Rare Footage

The Kino Library

GENRE

Acid House

TYPE

YEAR

Archive Video

1988

TAGS

Live Recording from SPECTRUM, London 1988

Spectrum

GENRE

Balearic, Acid House

TYPE

YEAR

Live Recording

1988

TAGS

Shoom, London, acid house

RIP at Clink Street London 1988 (Rare Footage)

Clink Street

GENRE

Acid House

TYPE

YEAR

Archive Video

1988

TAGS

Archive Video

Reactor at Prestatyn Weekender 1988 (Rare Acid House Footage)

Paul Oakenfold, Nicky Holloway

GENRE

Acid House

TYPE

YEAR

Archive Video

1988

TAGS

Shoom, Spectrum

Danny Rampling - Kiss FM

Danny Rampling

GENRE

Dance

TYPE

YEAR

Studio Mix

1988

TAGS

1988, Danny Rampling, Kiss FM

SPECTRUM - London 1988

SPECTRUM

GENRE

Acid House

TYPE

YEAR

Live Set

1988

TAGS

Acid House, Spectrum, London

DJ Joe Joe - Casina Rossa

DJ Joe Joe

GENRE

Dance

TYPE

YEAR

Live Set

1988

TAGS

DJ Joe Joe, Casina Rossa, 1988