Ecstasy: Its History and Lore

Ecstasy: Its History and Lore

Miriam Joseph, Julian Durlacher

Language: English

Pages: 97

ISBN: 2:00158597

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Ecstasy: Its History and Lore

Miriam Joseph, Julian Durlacher

Language: English

Pages: 97

ISBN: 2:00158597

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This series will trace the history, describe the invention or discovery, generally for honorable reasons, and the transition to illegal and 'recreational' use.

The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers (The Philosophy of Popular Culture)

Hitchcock and Philosophy: Dial M for Metaphysics (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures

Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City (Smart Pop Series)

The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation Is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the increasingly isolated life he was having to lead as a pop star: "After half an hour, the drug hit me like a sensuous tidal wave. I turned into a tactile temptress and wanted to stroke the whole world. It gave me untold confidence... The next morning I woke feeling liberated, like I'd opened Pandora's pillbox and found the meaning of life. I wanted to buy a whole bag of 'E'." Boy George was famously anti-drugs, until he got caught up in a drugs spiral after moving to New York. Following a

cried out, "Don't the police care about enforcing the law of the land? Are they not troubled about what is happening to our young people? Just when will they decide to smash the evil drug pushers in our midst? Only when the drug habit has spread to all of Britain? When the party stretches from shore to shore?" But it was already too late - the party almost did stretch from shore to shore. Ecstasy had crept up on Britain and had caught the authorities unaware. By the time they had realized that

starting all over again. This was the twenty-four hour independent "State of Rave". As Castlemorton slowly wound down, there were stories about local residents, incensed at police inaction, forming vigilante groups to burn the ravers and travellers out. Nearby homeowners were freaking out: "There's something hypnotic about the continuous pounding beat of the music, and it's driving people living in the front line into a frenzy." Tabloid newspaper reporters visited the traveller's 78 CHAPTER FOUR

chemistry. The story is not over yet. 94 CHAPTER FIVE INDEX Acid House scene 64, 64, 67-8, 70, 73, 78 Adamson & Metzner 25 Abramson, Dr H. 21 alcohol 17,49-50,51 Alles, Gordon 19, 20 Almond, Marc 60-1 amphetamine(s) 8, 10, 17, 19,27,29,43-4 Amsterdam 51-2 apartheid and ecstasy 93-4 "Apocalypse Now" events 69 Atkins, Juan 59 "Balearic sound" 29-30, 31 Ball, Dave 60-1 Bambaataa, Afrika 54-5 Basson, Wouter 94 Battle of the Beanfield 76, 77, 79 Beatles 33, 34 Bentsen, Lloyd 35 Betts, Leah 41,

longer before they embarked on their project... If they hadn't been on the scene, we probably could have sold it for another ten years." It is difficult to say exactly how much Ecstasy the Texas Group was manufacturing and selling. US estimates range from tens of thousands to millions of doses, tableted and sold in tiny brown bottles with the label, "Sassafras" on them. This label listed completely fictitious ingredients in order to pull the wool over the eyes of law enforcers by making them

Download sample

Download