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Various Artists
Members Only: The Iconic Membership Cards & Passes From The Acid House & Rave Eras
Velocity Press
Release Date
September 2, 2022

Press Release

Featuring the world’s largest collection of membership cards and passes from the acid house and rave eras. Contributions from over 35 of the pioneers of the acid house and rave eras, such as Justin Berkmann (Ministry of Sound), Danny Rampling (Shoom), Jarvis Sandy & Tarquin de Meza (Biology), Wayne Anthony (Genesis‘88), David Pratley (Helter Skelter); and Joe Wieczorek (Labrynth). In-depth historical articles from Sarah HB (renowned DJ and broadcaster, Kiss FM, BBC Radio 1 etc) and Anton Le-Pirate (founder, creator & pioneer of the original Energy; World Dance; Tribal Dance; Freedom To Party events and many others.), plus a rare Q&A with Jenni Rampling (Shoom). Super deluxe coffee table hardback book, 424 pages, in full colour on 150 gsm Arctic Volume paper... every first edition book is individually numbered as a throwback to many of the original membership cards.

Members Only is a showcase of the iconic membership cards and passes (VIP, Access All Areas etc) of the acid house and rave generations. In A to Z format, the book features over 500 items of memorabilia from the late 80s and 90s and covers all the legendary and pioneering events of the eras, including: Amnesia House; Biology; Dreamscape; Eclipse; Energy; Fantazia; Genesis; FAC51 Hacienda; Jungle Fever; Labrynth, Ministry of Sound; Rage; Raindance; Shoom; Spectrum; Sterns; Club UK; World Dance. The book, whilst featuring all of the iconic events, clubs and parties, legal and illegal, also includes quotes from the pioneering event founders, DJs, MCs, PAs; ravers.

"Documenting the acid house and early rave scenes is incredibly important for future generations to know what an historic moment it was in dance music and youth culture. This collection of membership cards and passes shows the amazing creativity and artwork that went into showing your pride for attending events." -Mark Archer, Altern 8

Velocity Press

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