Track: We Call It Acieed
Tags: acid, house, dance, 80s, my gang rotw
I remember seeing this the first and only time it was shown on Top of the Pops, 20 October 1988. I was about to sit down to dinner with my friends when the song came on. We all stopped talking and just turned to the tv. We looked at the screen, looked back at each other, looked at the screen again, then burst out laughing. To put it in some context, also on the show was Enya with Orinoco Flow, and Whitney Houston was at number one with the excruciating One Moment in Time.
Although house music had been bubbling underground in its own subculture for a while, this was the first time it had gone mainstream. Mistakenly, people immediately assumed it had to do with drugs but it was more to do with a mindset and a coming together of Chicago/Detroit/New York house, northern soul in the UK and balearic beat from Ibiza.