World In Action Documentary - A Trip Around Acid House 1988 ITV


The documentary was originally shown on ITV's World In Action current affairs series and was produced by Granada Television. If you weren't there its defiantly worth the watch. Racket Racket on Vimeo.



Pathoplastic2
Everyone looks so healthy. This could be the answer to the obesity epidemic: A proper Rave 2-3 times a week. Just remember to drink water :)
gareth roblyn
I've done Pills for years haven't done me any harm, right got to go my bunny rabbit is calling me
theresuga
Those two old girls are awesome
Mr Kipling
Watching this from a distance of 30 years it’s funny how clueless the media were regarding this culture
Yung Araboy
i like that this "sinister cult" turned into the biggest music phenomena XD all live RAVING
silva geko
"1 person has died while taking ecstacy"..lol and how many died from alcohol in that week alone
LIVERNIL753
If I had the choice, I'd take a time machine back to this particular era; shame I was kid and not quite old enough to go to these raves. Believe me, the night-life and feeling of doing Monday-to-Friday and letting your hair down Friday Saturday nights was better then, then it is now in my eyes. I loved the early 1990s. As for the comment about these girls being parents; take a look at some of today's generation of girls: 'T-O-W-I-E' and Big Brother; hardly recreational material!!!!
DarkWarrior
Haha .... the drugs were actually decent and pure back in those days too, the media here are laughable when you look at the current state of affairs. I cant believe this was the case in my lifetime, and im 34. "Warehouse parties" haha look now... tens of thousands of techno/house clubs all over the world!!
Darrell Swatten
Jeez Louisiana Wtf? I remember the acid era and the early to mid nineties and remember it all in the Sun and other paper's. I fucking loved it and I am glad I was a part of it. I only started being a part of it from around 1991 onwards and went to some great Dreamscapes and Helter Skelters, Distruxion, Pleasuredome etc etc. Woulda liked to witness a Sunrise event, or a Raindance...never did go to a Raindance. I woulda loved to visit The Hacienda too in Manchester. Loved visiting The Sanctuary in Milton Keynes, some great memories there.
Lik Maringer
Acid house music has been described as a sinister and evil cult which encourages young people to take drugs. WRONG! We didn't need any encouragement to take drugs. We knew that we'd have a right blinding night if we took drugs and that's why we did. Let's face it....it could have been much worse......we could have been going to the pub and getting lashed up and then having a fight before setting off to the local disco and grabbed a bird that you regretted the next day when your beer goggles wore off.
Javier Gomez
This was originally broadcast on December 5th 1988
Davehiphop
Whats your name, where you from and what you on?
BigStickyNugs
A sinister and evil cult lolz
groove traxx
RIP Gary Haieman of D-Mob
DJ PIGG
Broadcast on the 5th of December 1988, according to my diary! Thanks for the upload, I watched it at the time.
Lee Giles
Ecstasy is good. Smash it good..😂
Sparki Dee
Why is it that every docu about rave always goes on about how bad it is when people gather in fields? its just people having fun causing no trouble.
Javier Gomez
There is also an episode of world in action which mentions drugs such as ecstacy an LSD. Its called new age travellers
Gary Smith
Hackney boyz old school genesis
Exploring Florida Trails
I'd punch someone in the gut for that boys own t shirt
Nicky Naic
Nice rug at 11:04 = )
thevco
21.30 orbital
Darius Hunter
So glitchy! It's 28 something years old.
gan9e
The music was great but the drugs came with it... and so there was a double draw... the pull of excitement mixed with the illicitness of the intoxicants... and for any young rebel thumbing his nose at authority and for just being there at this particular time at that particular age or there about then... you have fun, I just don't know If It was just a coincidence the drugs came as part of the music phenomenon or was it the other way around, the music and the promotion of it and relative events were simple a cover for massive drug cartels to distribute their wares... but either way, most people had a good time... I sure did
Darrell Swatten
Jeez Louisiana Wtf? I remember the acid era and the early to mid nineties and remember it all in the Sun and other paper's. I fucking loved it and I am glad I was a part of it. I only started being a part of it from around 1991 onwards and went to some great Dreamscapes and Helter Skelters, Distruxion, Pleasuredome etc etc. Woulda liked to witness a Sunrise event, or a Raindance...never did go to a Raindance. I woulda loved to visit The Hacienda too in Manchester. Loved visiting The Sanctuary in Milton Keynes, some great memories there.
Matt Lamont
can anyone id the track that briefly comes in at 6:28 ??!!
No Newfriends
The crackdown on legitimate party drugs in the UK just opened a new market for overseas synthetic analogs that are unpredictable and more dangerous. Bath salts are really popular there.
h00pz71
Those were the days oh to be 18 again
Paul Mcleod
Lol ecstasy sounds like a drug from hell, can tell their lying but u don’t need to take drugs to enjoy music. Just can make it better
RichyRich156
10:00 - 10:40 complete bell end. .. Your welcome
Justin rilley
23:57 After all these years didn’t have a tube of glue that Christian Bale was putting on parties 🙂🏭
Frisky Disky Tapes - Edición de Video - Argentina
Very EXCITING Documentary!!! Thank u very much!!!
Hamish Priest
A good example of TV propaganda.
wasalwaysarcades
Laughed at 12:04.....he forgot to say rock n roll...On a serious note though, I didnt know it was invented in 1914. I came here for a long forgotten eery tune but after watching some docs especially the vietnam doc is still an eye opener now.Bloody crazy blood lusting gov.
Jellyduck100
Sinister and Evil Cult? sounds stupid. I've been listening to Acid House everyday but this is rave seriously. tell me if I'm wrong.
Mr Kipling
Sinister and evil cult!! What a bunch of idiots the media are most of the time
Rodimus Prime
that's not where the term comes from white boy lmao
Overcoming it all
and now them girls are now parents I wonder what drugs they are taking now
george modestou
How many kids watched that doc,and realised that they had been missing out.if this country was being run by some of the E- generation it would be a better place
TriGGletyplay
Right about now, desperatly about now, history needs to repeat its self. 2018? A re-invention in/of youth culture?   eh?   Put down your mobile phones for heavens sake, log out of FaceBook for godsake! Put drugs in your pocket go inside the club and have a blast!    Go outta your mind go insane.  (50p for the person that can name that House tune).
melv fasttrack
ffs i read it in the paper or saw it in the news.......still goes on today that
peter olley
Fast forward 29 years and youngsters are killing eachother on a daily basis ! The problem is that most violence is over drugs ,,so yes this all started as harmless fun but now we have a massive problem ,, I loved raving and loved the chemicals the problem is 27 years later I still love them ,so maybe it wasn't all a positive thing !!!
Rex makepeace
From my experience working in a night club back in the 90's, people who drink alcohol are usually very aggressive, angry and violent, but in raves people are usually easy going, laid back and nice to be around with a decent atmosphere. Looking back, the police, media and politicians were completely out of touch with what was going on. You would here the world 'cult' being thrown around, when in reality, it was a new brand of music no different to Rock and Roll in the 60's. Anything people don't understand, immediately it is branded as sinister.
freakyfadge
teds
Acidphaze
The real truth why the UK government didn't like warehouse raves was the fact a normal person could organise thousands of people to go to a single location or field in a very short time. They saw it as a threat, so they used the media to try and demonise dance music culture. But unfortunately their plan blew up in their faces, and help make the music and culture more popular. It wasn't the music or the drugs they were worried about.
youtubian
11.16 awesome.
Časlav Tomović
Which song starts at 3:45?
melv fasttrack
first heard this music i 88 when i was 8 years old from a tape in my dads mates car when he give us a lift in to town went whats that got a few tapes off him hooked on all tunes since then am 38 now went thru all the evolution of the music from old skool jungle techno jungle hardcore hard house hard trance drum and bass hardstyle uk hardcore......took loads of drugs too had a good time.......don't do drugs now till love the music
TriGGletyplay
2:10  The day the 80s died. She wanted to wear loose clothes not stupid high heals. There ya go. Thats when the dancing started. It continued to late 90s. 1990s all about dancin'
shesaid destroy
song at 2.05?
Javier Gomez
The narrator sounds like Veronica Hyks
Howzer The man
All this fuss over kids taking drugs because the odd one or two died but they didn’t say how many people died from alcohol in the same amount of time because then they couldn’t say that drugs were really dangerous.