Category Archive for "The Innovators"

The Psychedelic Disco Connection

The Psychedelic Disco Connection

November 7, 2017

Exploring the link between psychedelic counterculture and the origins of disco…

Some Super Weird Inspirations

Some Super Weird Inspirations

July 4, 2017

We had a number of our inspirations up on the wall at our 14 Hour Super Weird Happening. Here’s what we wrote about them in the event’s programme…

A Gathering Of The Tribes

A Gathering Of The Tribes

January 14, 2017

Today marks the 50th anniversary of The Human Be-In, an event at San Franscisco’s Golden Gate Park that saw a widespread countercultural awakening amongst the disaffected student communities of the area and a turning point in the transition from beat to hippie culture…

All Bound For Mu Mu Land

All Bound For Mu Mu Land

January 12, 2017

On 1st January 1987, Bill Drummond called up Jimmy Cauty to ask him if he wanted to form a hip-hop group called The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu. Knowing exactly where he was coming from, Cauty agreed…

The Liverpool Dream

The Liverpool Dream

May 31, 2016

In 1927, Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung had a vision of Liverpool in a dream that would go on to forever reshape the psyche of a city he’d never actually visited…

The Secular Shaman

The Secular Shaman

February 8, 2016

The first claims of extraterrestrial communication, I had found, were made by the electronics pioneers Marconi and Tesla. Both were ridiculed and simply stopped discussing the subject…

A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm

A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm

October 25, 2015

Originally diametrically opposed, the worlds of disco and rock spectacularly collided in the middle of the seventies…

A Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat

A Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat

May 28, 2015

“Hipsters, flipsters and finger-poppin’ daddies, knock me your lobes!” I’ve got a story to tell you about “the sweetest, gonest, wailingest cat that ever stomped on this sweet swingin’ sphere”…