1990 for me was the most magical year in history (despite getting a D in maths)Summer 1990, GCSEs done, tapes of the Radio Sunday chart show featuring some of the following, blaring out at Finchley Open Air swimming pool:
Acid Jazz! Galliano!ok, answering the question slightly more seriously this time.....
I started with the beatles, then jacko, madness, 80s chart pop, then acid house 88/89 was a game-changer, some acid jazz early 90s, then rave/hardcore/prog/trance for a bit, loved KLF, Orb, Underworld, Leftfield, Shamen all that then Daft Punk was another game changer mid 90s getting me into the French 'touch' scene, then in early 2000s got into electro, the whole DFA/Norwegian/Metro Area thing and serious house/techno and also at the same time the whole chill/balearic revival through DJ History/disco parties and never really looked back - currently listen to loads of old stuff I missed because I was too narrow minded at the time. hippy rock, kraut, synth, ambient, John Carpenter film scores you name it. I'll never be done with dance music but been a long time since anything blew my mind.
@Robder saw Incognito once, well he thought it was them......I saw one of them Constantine Weir at some dirty early morning afterparty in whitechapel a few years back - we were sat in this cubby hole at the back of the club but neither of us was really in a fit state to reminisce unfortunately
Just some random thoughts with a brew after work. Some people can recall past events really well, a mate of mine can spin some great yarns about his teenage years but my memory can be really sketchy at times.nice post Diver
Yes that was him, didnt have the time to research. I recall the show being quite good, enough for me to tune in every week in any case. Tong was quite influential in those days and when he took over it didnt take long for him to stamp his FFRR mark!was it Jeff Young who did it before Tong?
Yeah, you're right dude. Was just a bit of a boring stage I was at(c.17 to 20years). Without wearing my heart on my sleeve too much, my Mum had re-married and we had moved house out of the area we lived. It upset my ying and yang somewhat, i met the girl next door and had too grow up a bit quicker than I wanted to. Plus, I had a curfew (including a threat of violence if not adhered to) set by the Tw@t she married and wasn't able to really enter the theatre of clubbing until much later on. Yes, I missed the early 88/89 action with loads of warehouse parties going on in the area. So, I ended up on the Collins type stuff. Not being exposed to "Rave" so young might be one of the reasons I don't need drugs to party.Phil Collins made some great records! nowt to be ashamed of there