Psychic TVTune In (Turn On The Acid House)

Label:DC Records (2) – DC 23
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Acid House


ATune In (Turn On The Acid House) To All The Young People
Mixed ByFon Force
B1Jack The Tab
B2Jack The Tab

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  • Lacquer Cut ByMS*


This version has the DC Records logo on label artwork.
Comes in die-cut blank sleeve.

Psychic TV's name does not appear anywhere on release, but Superman is holding the Psychic TV cross in the picture on A-side label.
Mix credits are found on the run-out groove.
Recalled after legal pressure from DC Comics for its Superman references.
Reputed to be the first record released in the UK to feature the words Acid House together.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): MPO DC 23 A2 ƱTOPIA.MS. FON FORCE.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): MPO DC 23 B3 ƱTOPIA. GREEDY BEAT SYNDICATE SAFE & LEGAL!

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Tune In (Turn On The Acid House) (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Temple RecordsTOPY 037UK1988
Tune In (Turn On The Acid House) (12", Test Pressing)Temple RecordsTOPY 037UK1988
Tune In (Turn On The Acid House) (12")DC Records (2)DC 23Switzerland1988



  • johngerity's avatar
    I got this single when it came out.
    Side A is the regular version with some Leary samples, and
    Side B is the instrumental version but with the entirety of the Leary speech sampled on A

    This gave me the impression that Side A was "Tune In (Turn On The Acid House)" and Side B was "To All The Young People." This was further supported when my copy of "Meet Every Situation Head On" had a B side called "Jack The Tab" which was simply a minimal version of "Meet Every Situation Head On."

    Only Genesis knows, and you can't exactly ask them now, can you.
    • DROP-ACID's avatar
      This 12" is far more acid house sounding that then dreadful Jack The Tab ‎– Acid Tablets Volume One
      That LP was a pretty bad cut n paste idea which had relevance to acid house.
      This 12" has a more exciting acid house feel with all the 303 noises you would expect in a track .
      I prefer this sound to any other PTV.. As it doesn't have Genesis P vocals wailing all over it .
      • michaelb38's avatar
        one of the better ptv 12 inch singles. side 1 and side 2 (track 1) utilizes timothy leary's great speech on ''tuning in and turning in. there's an lp avaliable that contains his
        views on lsd, hippies and counterculture. track 3 on this 12'' contains some great samples including run dmc's ''it's tricky'' and salt and peppa. plus genesis p's rapping style is pretty good.


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