The Railway Raver ‎– Drop Acid Not Bombs

Rephlex ‎– CAT 066 LP
Vinyl, LP


A1 Mine Storm 5:08
A2 My Lacoste (577 N Mix) 4:55
A3 Mantons' Run (On The Run) 3:16
A4 202 To Ravetown 3:52
A5 The Elizabethan Pornograph Smugglers 2:51
B1 To Be A Man Like Ingersol 4:45
B2 Land Of Conclusion 4:43
B3 The Eyes Of Garfield (Part II) 4:24
B4 Keith's Trumpets 4:16
B5 Nesbits' Way! 5:11



The first 1000 pressings came with a free 7" with the catalogue number BR 1988 EP.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAT 066 CD The Railway Raver Drop Acid Not Bombs(CD, Album) Rephlex CAT 066 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
CAT 066 LP, BR 1988 EP The Railway Raver Drop Acid Not Bombs(LP, Ltd + 7") Rephlex, Rephlex CAT 066 LP, BR 1988 EP UK 1998 Sell This Version


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December 19, 2017
On the label of the A-side of the LP, the picture is taken from the portrait of Leonardo Loredan, doge of Venice, by Giovanni Bellini. This picture is at the National Gallery in London (free entrance).


August 14, 2017
Bought the Limited Edition with extra 7" back the days it was released. Listen to it maybe two or three times and put it in my Archive. Today, nearly 20 years later, I rediscovered it and love it. All the Best from Switzerland, beole


April 27, 2017
edited over 2 years ago

I was a poor skint skater bum when this was released, I could have bought it but instead spent my limited funds on dope. This is one of my only regrets. My friend has it on vinyl, I was with him when he bought it, stoned and skint. God damn please Mr Richard D James find some way to repress this one. Please!


September 19, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
Uno de los mejores discos para rephlex y uno de esos discos que siempre conecta con la mente, el cuerpo y el espíritu. Las emociones y recuerdos que despierta son muy profundas. Deep house hecho en el Reino Unido, con valor universal (mención especial para la Albion Rd Crew, Gracias por abrir mis oídos a músicas como esta)


January 11, 2016
Stone cold classic album. 202 to Ravetown such a track.


October 6, 2015
Though it will likely never happen, I dream of a vinyl repress of this release. I legitimately wore a hole in my old CD playing "Land of Conclusion" over the years.


September 23, 2014
Someone re-master and re-press this please! 5/5 all over!


March 13, 2012
edited over 2 years ago
A hidden gem of an album that's pleasantly surprising and charming with its delightful bouncy analog twiddling sound. Its simple to the point approach keeps tracks short but sweet, not overplaying with unnecessary long build-ups or stretched-out endings! Good feeling vibes mix a sense fun with head-knodding deepness; music that will certainly put a smile on your face with Its catchy bouncy baselines and cool TB303 knob-twiddling acid-techno/house that willl keep you hooked from beginning to end. The albums minimal equipment approach with a bedroom studio feel brings a charming nostalgic 90' post-rave/early morning feel to its analog acid-techno, a sound that remains enjoyable and refreshing even today - old-school, but addictive and charming! A excellent, very well produced, enjoyable and thoughtful album that's certainly worth investigating!


March 4, 2007
edited over 12 years ago

A beautiful record.

The Railway Raver takes a classic sound and from it builds something unique and original. Simplistic in style but in my opinion extremely well produced and thoughtful. Smooth but funky 101 basslines, tight & concise drum programming with melodic and punchy beats that never gets boring, rhodes style keys and pads are minimal but fit perfectly, and unlike some of the other artists doing a similar thing, he avoids the temptation to completely drench his tunes in TB303 acid sounds which makes him stand out from the crowd.

The classic house style tracks such as "My Lactose(577 N Mix), "Land of Conclusion", "Nesbit's Way" and "To be a man like Ingersol" are probably the cream of the crop, but there really isn't a bad track on here. Unafraid to experiment with more unusual rhythms and ideas that still fit into the overall feel, this really is a well put together release.

I agree with the previous comment, this is certainly one of Rephlex's best releases, and epitomises their belief in releasing excellent independent music. One of my favourites.



October 13, 2003
Another record I can't believe nobody has commented on! This is definately one of Rephlex's finest releases, and a great home listening LP. Fans of old school Chicago, and late 80s detroit techno such as Mr Fingers, Rhythm Is Rhythm, Anthony Shakir, Virgo, Adonis etc (who isn't) will thoroughly enjoy every single track - every single one is a killer. Jordan Muscott has managed to recreate the vibe of the records from that era, while making an original sounding work. Atmospheric, bleepy, experimental, deep and melodic this is definately a must have in anyone's collection.