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Abandoned factories, crumbling mills and high unemployment. It certainly was a bit Grim Up North in 80's Britain. However youth innovation is never too far away on this little grey rock in the sea. And something was bubbling in the underbelly. When us Brits do our own take on something we usually do it better and the Acid House movement was no different. Soon the empty factories and mills would become a hub for a new youth subcult movement with a new Chicago house music sub-genre as the main backdrop. From Blackburn to London, Illegal raves sprung up around the country turning the decaying...

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We are the working-class,With a dirty but glorious past.Skins and mods and ox-blood docs,Button-down shirts and fresh terrace togs,Behind the walls of crumbling factories and mills,wide-eyed ravers pop pills.Inspiration comes straight from the streets,From our music and style to the kicks on our feet,White Talcum powder on polished wood floors,Northern Soul nighters behind these closed doors.Zoot suits on scoots and braces and boots,Weekends for the football,He dribbles! He shoots!For we are the working-class,The rich, they might think we've come last.But they can thank us for music and popular culture,That they've leached and cashed in on like vultures,we've clung to our...

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Acid House, Balearic House, Football Casual, Hooliganism, House Music, Ibiza, Subculture, Underground Dance Music, Youth Culture -

Acid house, soccer casuals and underground dance music. Just what the Proctor ordered!  We recently had the great pleasure to speak to and interview mega talented Scottish writer and novelist Johnny Proctor. In this article we delve deep to find out about some of his influences, what inspires him and how he got into writing books. And not to mention a sneaky peek at his latest offering in the Zico book trilogy, Ninety Six.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ What was it that inspired you to make a start on a novel?    Initially I hadn’t planned to write a novel. It wasn’t something that had ever...

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