Music. And into My Teenage Years


Into My Teenage Years

So; growing up quickly heading into my teenage years I was listening mainly to the aforementioned ‘Hardcore’. (Yes, alongside learning and playing the bagpipes too!) Neither proud nor ashamed of my rave time. Definitely not! Stay with me…

  • To this day I look forward to listening to, live if possible, #RCFF on Friday with Uncle Dugs on Junglist supreme from early Rave days and nights – Jungle and old skool! Takes me back!

Judgement Day. The flyer is of an event I think I went to! Complete with white gloves, whistle, pro-plus and Lucozade! Redbull then? Err, nope! Never heard of – too early! Definitely a Hardcore event. Think boom boom boom at 150-180bpm+ with a hoover sound in the background! A favourite? They were all mostly taboo heavy, so if you’re offended by such, don’t click HERE!

It wasn’t only Hardcore. Then ‘jungle’ was about as well. This is another dance music genre that evolved from other breakbeats, reggae/dub/dancehall which for me has more of a swing to it than to strictly hardcore! A lot more musical. Also gave rise to ‘Drum and Bass’ (dnb)! During this time, we - being me and Fran - visited Bass Generator Records, Dean Street Newcastle and dreamt of DJing!

I must add that whilst doing my ‘A’-levels and in the common room, I heard a guitar tune which really caught my attention. Wonderwall, Oasis.

That woke me up from a solely RAVE world. A bit. I was more of a Gabba/Gabber fan – think Dutch Hardcore (MUSIC! Ha!) more than Jungle and dnb – never mind, I was still ace on the bagpipes!

It wasn’t solely Oasis (that woke me up). Other bands sprung up to me. For example, Nirvana, Therapy, Green Day, bla bla bla! Allsorts. Fantastic! Growing up?!

Well yes, I was of course growing up; it being something that is part and parcel of living at that age – not that I think I ever stop! Slow down somewhat maybe. HOWEVER!

After ‘A’-Level success I was very happily Glasgow Uni bound to take on Aeronautical Engineering!

Glasgow underground (ha) To now read some of what came!


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