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Remember the spirit of 88. Dole queues getting bigger, the Conservatives in power and class war on the streets.
But at the same time, shining out of the gloom, came the birth of Acid House. One of the most significant cultural movements of the 20th Century. Before corporate clubbing in faceless venues with bland promoters always looking at the bottom line, this was community and creativity and spirit.
Now the Tories are back and the number of unemployed is rising again, but thankfully for those of you too young to remember the first time round or those of you who should know better but don’t, we give you The Tea Street Band
They are causing a minor riot every time they play. In the past 6 months they have organized a series of warehouse raves featuring classic Acid House sets with guest DJs such as Andy Carroll (Cream, The State) as well as modern contemporaries James Rand (Chibuku).
Tea Street Band are a bastard mutilation that in its most extreme combines 808 State with Doves and the gang mentality of The Happy Mondays.
Their balaeric anthem ‘Fiesta’ is a already a massive hit with the disillusioned youth in Liverpool. A strange and heady concoction that is making their growing fanbase keep coming back for more.
These kids where not there the first time round but they are doing their best to lead the assault on a new balaeric summer of love in 2012.
Fuck me a real rock n roll band! This will be a hedonistic adventure to remember.
The End (beautiful friend)