Simon Reynolds reviews Tribal Gathering at Luton Hoo, 13th July 1996

May 22, 2009

Tribal Gathering at Luton Hoo, 13th July 1996

Is this the way they say nostalgia’s meant to feel, or just 30,000 people standing in a field?

After me being so sniffy about the new look Maker, there’s this anomaly where Reynolds very intelligently explores the “post-rave diaspora” of styles and sub-cultures born out of the original rave scene and tries to snatch some sort of meaning from it. An amusing, must read, last paragraph reports, “There’s a sense of aftermath. You know you’ve been through something; you just don’t know yet what it was. But it doesn’t mean nothing.”

Interesting to note that this double page feature isn’t mentioned at all on the cover.

Note to Russian viewers: There have been a lot of comments in Russian in the last week or two. I’m only going to publish comments to AMP in English. It doesn’t have to be perfect, ‘correct’ English, it just needs to be understandable enough for me (and everyone else) to know you’re not spamming the site.

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2 Responses to “Simon Reynolds reviews Tribal Gathering at Luton Hoo, 13th July 1996”

  1. alex Says:

    My, you’ve been busy.


  2. Reynolds’ very last MM contribution – an even more incongruous overview of Krautrock – was published only two weeks later.


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