- Paperback: 284 pages
- Publisher: Small Fry Pub (December 20, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0968572103
- ISBN-13: 978-0968572108
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,481,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rave Culture: An Insider's Overview Paperback – December 20, 1999
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"An engaging introduction to the essential elements of rave... rave culture has found itself an eloquent new prophet." -- David Leach, Monday Magazine. Feb. 2000
"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
Over the years Jimi Fritz has been a musician, world traveler, tree surgeon, street performer, producer, writer, director, chef, chauffeur, roofer, entrepreneur, husband, father and lover.
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.
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Michael Brianson's review below is WAY off base.
Buy this book.