FARLEY, Terry and WEATHERALL, Andy. Boy’s Own.
(London): Privately printed, 1991. Quarto. Summer, 1991 issue of this, the original village newspaper of the London acid house scene and one of dance music’s most influential publications. The magazine ran for 12 issues between 1986 and 1992. The early issues dealt with the detailed fashion penchants of London’s football firms as well as London’s developing club scene but the editors were quick to incorporate house music into their fanzine when it began to take hold in London. Accordingly, the first article ever written on acid house appeared in Boy’s Own’s Spring ’88 edition and they also held the first documented outdoor acid rave in 1988. The magazine was was uniquely cheeky, full of London-centric slang and elitist from the word go and yet contained some of the most insightful and accurate accounts of the UK’s early acid house scene—mainly due to the fact they were written by the very DJ’s, promoters and clubbers who were shaping it. Original issues are now very scarce. This a very good copy in stapled wrappers.
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