An examination of the fundamental drivers and changes within the Acid House subculture between the late 1980s and early 1990s and an analysis of its impact and legacy.

McKinnon, Mattea (2013) An examination of the fundamental drivers and changes within the Acid House subculture between the late 1980s and early 1990s and an analysis of its impact and legacy. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study is an investigation into the subculture of Acid House between the late 1980s and early 1990s. It has specifically focused on the fundamental drivers and changes within the movement and analysed the way in which they have contributed to the rise of the genre. This dissertation has explored the impact, legacy and longevity that the music of Acid House has had to this day. It examines the history, origin and creation behind Acid House. The contextual, political, sociological and musicological issues surrounding the subculture have been closely studied in order to conclude a solid argument. Combinations of both primary and secondary research have been collected, in the form of, books, newspapers, magazine, internet articles, documentaries, statements and interviews. It has concluded that it was a unique combination of issues discussed that created the catalyst for the Acid House. It was revealed that the genre itself can be considered a ‘movement’ as it created a fundamental shift in social conciseness and it’s longevity is echoed throughout todays youth.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Alice Bentley
    Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 14:15
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:25
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/12476

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