Acid Brass, 1997, involved a traditional Northern England brass band--the kind that continues to define mining communities even after the mines have closed--playing (and releasing an album of) classic acid-house
anthems, thus achieving the convergence of what Deller considers the two defining social phenomena of '80s Britain: acid house and the miners' strike.
The gender-bending pop star was promoting a new album, Tense, Nervous Headache; was singing the praises of acid-house
music; and, having kicked the drug habit, was completely open about his sexuality.
Unlike the young lads in Coldplay, Doves are somewhat grizzled, owing to already being veterans of Manchester's fabled acid-house
scene a decade ago as the act Sub Sub.
Joining Seb for another foot-stomping night will be Medicine 8 - brothers Luke and Liam May - mixing up those acid-house
melodies with big basslines.
In a way, they were a drug in search of a subculture: What LSD and ``In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida'' were to the '60s, herbal drugs and acid-house
music aspired to be to the '90s.