Electric Sun has is now offering an I Love Acid t-shirt, featuring the classic Roland TB-303 Computer Controlled Bass Line synthesizer:
Cast your mind back, if you can, to 1988 and the (second) ‘Summer of Love’. Illegal parties were being hosted in inconspicuous venues up and down the country and the headline-grabbing acid house phenomenon was everywhere. Drug use and police raids fuelled negative press coverage, but the psychedelic sound of acid house had a defining role in the development of electronic music and became a part of music history.
Rather than focusing on the narcotic, this ElectricSun T-shirt is dedicated to the machine that made it all possible over 20 years ago – the Roland TB-303. The unique squelchy sound of the 303 dominated the latter part of the 80’s club and rave culture, and still continues to appear on tracks to this day. As well as acid house, 303 basslines could also be heard on more radio-friendly tunes such as Shannon’s ‘Let the Music Play‘, Heaven 17’s ‘Let Me Go‘, and Orange Juice’s ‘Rip It Up‘.
This T-shirt is made from 100% pre-shrunk ring-spun cotton and is screen-printed black & red on the front and black on the back. This design has had an initial print run of 50 shirts.
It’s available for £17.99 at Electric Sun.