Altered State by Matthew Collin
The Story of Ecstacy Culture and Acid House

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When Ecstasy was first mixed with house music sometime during the 1980s, the reaction triggered a diverse youth movement. It affected music, fashion, the law, government policy and other areas of public and private life. This work trails the drug from California, through New York and onwards in the history of Ecstasy and the culture and politics that surround it.

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Matthew Collin is the author of the critically acclaimed books This is Serbia Calling, and The Time of the Rebels. He has worked for the BBC from Georgia and has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines. He now reports for Al Jazeera from Georgia..
Published April 1, 1997 by Serpent's Tail. 256 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The clubs, deejays and bands mentioned in Altered State may be of little significance to even the most meticulous music listener, but that's the idea. In America, anyway, no musical subculture has eve

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