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Haçienda’s legendary fanzine to be republished in new anthology

Factory Records boss Tony Wilson apparently called it “the most important piece of journalism I’ve read in the last twenty years”...

Freaky Dancing hacienda anthology
Freaky Dancing hacienda anthology

An anthology of Freaky Dancing, the acid house fanzine that was distributed outside the Haçienda in 1989 and 1990, is to be published later this month by The Quietus' publishing wing.

The book, titled Freaky Dancing: The Complete Collection, will feature a foreword written by legendary producer A Guy Called Gerald and will compile all 11 issues which were released between July 1989 and August 1990. Many copies were handed out for free to those queuing to get into the Haçienda while others were distributed more widely around Manchester.

Tony Wilson famously described Freaky Dancing as "the most important piece of journalism I've read in the last twenty years," while other known fans of the fanzine include New Order and Manchester DJ Mike Pickering. 

The anthology will naturally be launched in Manchester on March 2nd, featuring a Q&A session with the editors. You can find more information on that and get tickets here. The book will be published on February 21st.

Manchester's 808 State recently told us about the making of their acid house classic 'Pacific State', while Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh revealed late last year that he plans to release an acid house album.

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