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Jesus Loves The Acid (Acid Chant)
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davidbowden

davidbowden

May 15, 2016
referencing Jesus Loves The Acid , 12", Ltd, Pic, RM, RP, DROP3
Great re mastering - it is really loud - about -8 or -10 to digitise it. The B side is mad watching the yellow and black patterns spin!
laughing-gor

laughing-gor

April 17, 2016
edited 3 months ago
referencing Jesus Loves The Acid, 12", drop 1, drop1

Quite possibly the best UK acid house record ever - with strong competition like "Voodoo Ray", "Stakker Humanoid" and a few others, that's quite some suggestion, but this one still has the same effect (for me) as it did back in '88 - and that's really saying something.

Not exactly the most perfect programming/recording ever, but that's part of the appeal - it all sounds so "live" in a way which electronic music often fails to do, especially in these over-produced times.

If it was possible for me to DJ old skool acid house, there is NO doubt that this one would be in my box at all times. A masterpiece.
djfunk

djfunk

April 3, 2016
referencing Jesus Loves The Acid, 12", LD 8926

Late 88 Acid House swept a cross the UK, as it took its hold in The Midlands. 17 year old budding DJ, locally know as Carl Boy was easy influenced by this amazing new sound and decided to purchased as much Acid as he could get his hands on and put on his own Acid House night. 2nd Sep 1988 ‘The Ecstasy Club’ club night road block a small function room upstairs at The Power House nightclub in Birmingham. Lots of fun was had by all, the crowds chanted ACID ACID ACID into the night as they danced franticly to new funky sound of Acid House.

Less than 2 days later Birmingham’s own tabloid The Sunday Mercury ran with the headline ‘SEX AND DRUGS DANCE CRAZE HITS BIRMINGHAM.’ The story went on to tell the tail of youngsters being corrupted by this evil new scene at The Ecstasy Club 2 nights before. “This craze should be stamped on from a great height” was one Conservative MP’s comment. The owners of the club then ironically named MECCA Leisure Ltd shut down the function room and banded Acid House from all its venues.

This controversy caught the eye of Birmingham independent record label Swordfish Records who suggested this should be followed up by The Ecstasy Club’s release of an Acid House single. Dj Carl Boy was thrust into a local studio with a Roland 101 an 808 a sequencer and an engineer. 3 hours later a track was written recorded and mix and 3 weeks later in Nov 1988 ‘Jesus Loves The Acid’ by The Ecstasy Club was release on Swordfish Records as a 12” single.

The track became one of 1st ever UK Acid House releases, sighted and favored by the likes of Aphex Twin, Carl Cox, Dave Clark, 2 many DJ’s and Derrick May, over the years its also been reworked or remixed by CJ Bolland, The Glimmer Twins and The PSI Division. The track went on to sell over 30,000 copies in the UK and countless more with a multitude of European licenses. It became one of the biggest dance tracks of the time in Belgium this help with the confusion of at the time, that lots mistook it for a European Acid tune invading the UK.
djdeeon

djdeeon

December 28, 2015
referencing Jesus Loves The Acid, 12", Ltd, Pic, FFR 1207

After all these years SOOOOO HAPPY to have this record in my collection ;-)
easterbrook

easterbrook

January 26, 2013
referencing Jesus Loves The Acid, 12", BUG015
beefed up version of this underground classic!
DirtyDisco

DirtyDisco

March 6, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Jesus Loves The Acid, 12", drop 1, drop1
This is one of the first acid house songs I heard as a teenager in the late 90's, and it scared the shit out of me. It's sort of terrifying if you listen to it loud enough as it drowns out any other nearby sounds and cuts through your brain like psychedelic colored scalpel. It's now almost 2 1/2 decades old and stills sort of gives me chills and makes me uneasy every time I listen to it on full blast. I know I'm not saying anything new here but this track has been such an impression on me, one of the few songs from my teen years I still listen to that I felt I NEEDED to testify to it's greatness. Back in the 90's, in high school, when I still actually did drugs I was afraid to put this on while high and f***ed up, like it might send me over an edge I might never come back from.
rickardkallgren

rickardkallgren

July 14, 2011
referencing Jesus Loves The Acid, 12", drop 1, drop1
So who has produced this amazing masterpiece?
1969

1969

March 23, 2010
referencing Jesus Loves The Acid, 12", drop 1, drop1
A truely dark,trippy old skool classic and one of the first acid tracks produced in the UK.Everytime I play this record Im back in a smoke filled room,strobe flashing all sweaty in my bandana with my hands in the air,get right on one matey!
discfiend

discfiend

August 28, 2009
referencing Jesus Loves The Acid, 12", LD 8926
Well then.It's been twenty years since I dropped some good blotter and heard this incredible tune.When this came ripping through the sound system at the ol'Majestic theater in Detroit(an echo box basically)I knew that my life was changed forever.
Blake Baxter was our humble disc-jock back then and he had a very nice way of blending different genres of sound but it was this track that just flipped our lids back then and I have to say it sounds just as far-out today as it did back then.This one Really put the Acid in acid techno...Here's to twenty more years...Cheers!