Flyer of the day - Club Havana, Middlesbrough, 1991. Where the beat meets the elite. Cheesy.
The British Design 1948-2012 exhibition at the V&A is showcasing British design from the 1948 Olympic year until now. The show features original parts from the Ben Kelly designed Hacienda, including the Kim Philby neon shown above.
From Freaky Dancing, the house magazine of the Hacienda queue (I can’t even be arsed to ask if we asked you whether we’d mentioned that we use to go there). Facking students.
Flyer of the day - Mid-week mayhem from Nipper and Dave Dunne.
…and the law won.
An Acid Grandads public anouncement!
It’s not a big secret that we are close friends with the good people over at Proper magazine and have, on occasion, done a bit of writing for them. They’ve decided to put on a party in Manchester, primarily to bring a couple of their favourite DJs ‘oop nurth’. Details as follows:
The good gents of Proper Magazine bring you a night of the finest music in an intimate venue in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We’ve managed to secure the services of two of London’s finest DJs in Steve Lee and Graeme Fisher, who play the best of balearic/slo mo/cosmic disco/leftfield/deck-shoe-rave-gaze/acid house at their Balearica night in London Fields (yes, that really is a place). Steve and Graeme will be more than ably supported by friends of the mag, Chris Murray and Scott Rapson.
Tickets are now on sale via the Proper Magazine website.
Flyer of the day - Flying at Venus, 1990. We loved these parties. It was the beginning of a new era in nightclubbing. People getting on coaches and visiting people of a similar nature in different towns. It went off. The Flying crowd were ace - I remember Brandon finishing off upstairs and some cockney bird screaming “play us an uvva one Brandon, or we’ll torch the facking gaff”.
And who the fuck is Justin Robinson?
Seeing as we’ve pilfered the above pic from the Resident Advisor article “Boy’s Own: A History”, then it only seems fair to credit the source. Actually, it’s a good read, if you’re interested in early Acid House goings-on and beyond.
More random stuff thrust into our hands on exiting nightclubs in the early 90s. This time an A4 flyer for soul and rare groove night in Moss Side.
Do not adjust your set. It looks like it came out of the photocopier like that.
Ah, yes. The summer of 1990. England at Italia ‘90. Italian House Music. No Alla Violenza t-shirts, white 501s and Palladiums. Probably the best summer of my life.
The official England world cup song was recorded with New Order and, never ones to miss a trick, Factory Records cashed in. FAC 281 was the short lived Factory Records merchandise shop located in Afflecks Palace. Like I said, never ones to miss a trick….
From the Acid Grandad’s archives - by any measure, that’s one hell of a line up.
Random stuff that was thrust into our sweaty mitts when leaving nightclubs in the early 90s. We can’t help thinking that this ‘trip’ probably didn’t end well.
From the house magazine of the Hacienda queue (did we mention….etc). Jason and the Intronauts - the journals of exploration into inner space.
Flyer of the day - Venus takes the train to Leicester with Mr Roberston and Lofty.