Altered State (Paperback)

The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House

By Matthew Collin

Serpent's Tail, 9781846687136, 356pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2010

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Description

"I can't recommend this marvellous piece of work enough." --Irvine Welsh

Altered State--now updated--is the definitive text on ecstasy culture, using a cast of characters to track the origins of the scene through psychedelic subcults, underground gay discos, and the Balearic paradise of Ibiza. It examines the ideologies and myths, documenting the criminal underside to the blissed-out image, and shedding light on the social history of the most spectacular youth movement of the twentieth century.

Matthew Collin is the author of Guerrilla Radio and The Time of the Rebels. He now reports for Al Jazeera from Tbilisi in Georgia.



About the Author

Matthew Collin is the author of the critically acclaimed books Guerrilla Radio, and The Time of the Rebels. He has worked for the BBC from Georgia and has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines. He now reports for Al Jazeera from Georgia.