Dean Cavanagh, screenwriter, and music producer, under the name Culture Is No Friend of Mine, writes about the UK roots of Acid House. A very cool example of a DIY scene in the 80’s that would launch an international phenomenon. Dean was there from the start, and the way he connects the different locations, as well as the different personalities and impulses that propelled the scene forward is interesting.
Unfortunately, he has taken his artwork offline. They were photoshop collages of popular and art culture iconography mixed with elements of death and decay. It was a genius interpretation of the danger of cultural indoctrination. His new project, Sabbatical Sounds, revisits the dance, house, dub, and Northern Soul sounds of his youth.