Acid House Reminiscences

Revisiting the Manchester scene of two decades ago it’s impossible not to be reminded of “bliss that was to be alive but to be young was very heaven” yet even Wordsworth would have found it difficult to capture the all conquering, all comers style and panache of Manchester’s unique cross cultural explosion in the late 80’s and early 90’s which sprang from The Hacienda, Oldham Street’s early bohemian chic, an avid record shop culture, a good few older heads cum social misfits and a whole variety of circumstances and events.


Why Manchester?

“1988 And all that” – Acid House Changed My Life

FAC 51 The Hacienda Part 1

FAC 51 The Hacienda Part 2

The Manchester Scene Beyond FAC 51

The Blackburn Rave Scene

The Proto Northern Quarter

Manchester’s Own Acid House

The Special Events That Defined The Manc Acid House Scene

The Role Call of Contributors

Hacienda Flyer Gallery


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