Dance before the police come
July 9, 2012 11:48 AM Subscribe
posted by Len (14 comments total)
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"Shut Up and Dance’s 1991 hardcore LP ‘Dance Before the Police Come’ was released at a time when the UK authorities were struggling to contain the massive explosion of raves. Thousands of people each weekend were playing a cat and mouse game with the police to party in fields and warehouses, and if the state was often outwitted by meeting points in motorway service stations and convoys of cars, it tried to keep the lid on the phenomenon by staging high profile raids."Dance before the police come
: a social history, covering UK (and US) raves, queer activism, morality police (both figurative and literal) and racial discrimination.
Found via Dan Hancox's excellent article
on the disaster that was this past weekend's Bloc Festival in London (during which people danced before the police came, and after they left, via the medium of turning shipping containers into huge drums).
Also: the title track from Shut Up And Dance's 1991 album: Dance Before The Police Come