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Rave Culture: An Insider's Overview Paperback – December 20, 1999
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"Jimi Fritz is an intelligent, informative author and a spokesman for the jilted generation. Rave Culture is almost assured to be a hit... " -- Mike Devlin, The Times Colonist
"Jimi Fritz is an intelligent, informative author and a spokesman for the jilted generation...almost assured to be a hit... " -- Mike Devlin, The Times Colonist. March 2000
About the Author
Five years ago Mr. Fritz's life was changed forever by the "rave experience" which inspired him to write this book in an effort to define and promote the movement.
He lives in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, with his wife and two teenage sons. The whole family raves regularly.
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In this connection, it overemphasizes rave spirituality, a common feature amid rave veterans, not found in the average weekend consumer. The book also underplays ravers' often-dreadful concerns with drug abuse. Fritz thus reflects other MDMA authors' enthusiasm with pharmacological enlightenment, since they have tried 'ecstasy' a few times only, ignoring the dystopian dimension of psychedelia.
The reader should not expect any type of sociological analysis here. The book is a manifesto, reflecting the highly optimistic mood of rave subcultures before they submerged in the early 2000s (under right-wing hegemonies and the post-9/11 doomsday scenario).
If you were a loyal raver, the book will resonate with your original experiences with rave. As an outsider, you will learn about the raver mentality from the point-of-view of an enthusiastic participant, even though 2000s electronica fans are much more realistic, skeptical and even cynical in comparison with former "candy ravers".
For a more impartial account on rave culture, we suggest Simon Reynold's "Generation Ecstasy", as well as Anthony D'Andrea's "Global Nomads", the first empirical study on the globalization of countercultures.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a must read for anyone interested in raves.
Michael Brianson's review below is WAY off base.
Buy this book.
one more book pushing old quotes and usless info about a dying dope scene. if you are looking for an educated veiw of this scene you won't find it in this book. Read morePublished on May 23, 2004 by michealbrianson
I found "Rave Culture: an Insider's Overview" to be a totally fun read. It has an easy and clear format for delivering the info on the rave sound and the surrounding... Read morePublished on July 13, 2001 by jane storrier
This book by Jimi Fritz is very well documented & is educational on all levels of the subject. It is also being used as a resource book in university. Read morePublished on July 13, 2001 by satyahit
This book is well enough documented to bring answers on the rave culture for any parents concerned about their children going to raves. Read morePublished on July 12, 2001 by patrick smolski
After reading the book by Canadian author, Jimi Fritz, I decided to check out the Rave scene. What I found was an environment that was exactly as I expected. Read morePublished on July 12, 2001 by Jim Langedyk
I am a student/partier, and I think that this book opens the eyes of the unknowing public as well as the experienced raver. It highlights an epic time in music history (NOW!! Read morePublished on July 11, 2001 by tom
I highly recommend this book to anyone who either has lived the history of rave or wants to know the roots of rave culture. Read morePublished on July 11, 2001 by Neerav
And I have been raving for 10+ years and will honestly say, I learned from this OVERVIEW. This being the first book dedicated towards this modern adaptation to dancing around the... Read morePublished on July 11, 2001