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Boy's Own & Berkshire

House hedonism

Trip back with spreads from classic house fanzine Boy's Own and original flyers from Berkshire's Balearic heyday

Tonight in the second installment of our #MusicNation series Berkshire Goes Balearic. Following on from last week's Brandy & Coke Garage homage, the latest episode, directed by Tabitha Denholm and produced by Partizan, premieres tonight at 12.05am on Channel 4. To celebrate, we're remembering all things Balearic rave culture – including a gallery on the club-ready baggy acid prints and Ibiza-inspired style. In the gallery below we've got a range of spreads and covers from Boys Own – the original acid house fanzine that cast a satirical spin on the rave scene plus original flyers from Berkshire's acid house surge. Founded in the infancy of acid house in the late '80s by Terry Farley, Andrew Weatherall, Cymon Eckel, Steve Mayes and Pete Heller, the fanzine became the last word in UK house – tongue squarely in cheek and peppered with the scene's unmistakeable slang. 

For the complete collection of issues get the book Boy's Own, The Complete Fanzines, 1986-92 published by DJ History – available in print or e-Book.