Ephedrine Cover and Technobeat article

Algorhythm 2 Rave Halloween-Somewhere in Pittsburgh

Here's a re-print of a fanzine article about Algorythm 2, my favorite part is, "Then there was this gorgeous (even better than the -skinny brunette at the copy place) girl with black or brown curly short hair. She had a shirt that was black with a star on it. She was SO beautiful and so into it and so together. If you know her, PLEASE lead her to me and the ‘zine cause she Just rules beyond compare. Plus, she has the’ cutest little nose." Total early 90's rave scene -Deadly Buda


Ephedrine - an early rave fanzine from about 1993.Technobeat

by Nitro ’93

Ephedrine Fanzine Issue 1, (published approximately 1993)

In the beginning, this rave was really - on the down side. The music was great, don’t get me wrong. I don’t know who the early dj’s were, but they were good. What sucked was the absense of people that were really into the whole thing. Usually that’s okay because the drugs that these drones come for cause a really cool scene, as well as converting non-ravers into the digiboy that I’ve managed to become over the years. But, there-weren’t even any drugs there which made these people rather angry and there were even some stupid jock assholes keeping with their Jock image by trying to start fights.

Another problem was the location. It was held in a dusty warehouse that was used as a paintball course and that paintball shit was everywhere which made it impossible to lean on anything when I got tired of dancing due to lack of drugs. Even the kick-ass smart drinks (at $4 a pop) and equally overpriced nitrous ballons (5 bucks!What the fuck?!?) had absolutely no evident effect on me. But then- DEADLY BUDA ‘came on and tore it up with the techno-insanity that causes cancer in laboratory rats. It was if the ecstacy were in the music and I didn’t ‘need any drugs cause he just rules. I couldn’t control my feet so I started skankin’ like I was at a Circle Jerks show in 1980 or something. Then there was this gorgeous (even better than the -skinny brunette at the copy place) girl with black or brown curly short hair. She had a shirt that was black with a star on it. She was SO beautiful and so into it and so together. If you know her, PLEASE lead her to me and the ‘zine cause she Just rules beyond compare. Plus, she has the’ cutest little nose.

TeChNobEaT by Nitro '93 articleOkay, enuff of that silliness back to the rave. BUDA was spinning some evil shit... and that great girl and everything ... Nothing” could go wrong. The time change made it 3am instead of four... the one and only LENNY DEE was going to pick up the-sounds next...THAT.. FUCKING GIRL ... then ... the cops raided the shit!!! What a mindfuck.

We then proceeded to a 24hr. diner around the corner and almost got kicked out for making noise. Two of my friends were on acid that they brought with them so they were sorta trippin’ and just fuckin’ things up even worse But, the good thing is that we met some people and turned them on to the zine and I should be hearing from them soon (HI Baby Jessica!). The worst part is, I’ll probably never meet the girl of my dreams again, and, here’s the kicker-on the way home from dropping everyone off I flipped my fucking car. Man. That truly sucks.-N193

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