Rainald Goetz, born in 1954 in Munich, studied History and Medicine in Munich and obtained a doctoral degree in both subjects. He briefly worked as a doctor, but quit this profession for the sake of literature in his early thirties. His first novel, INSANE, was published in 1983. In 1998, Goetz wrote the internet diary 'Rubbish for Everyone', probably the first literary blog in Germany, with entries on the world of media and consumerism. It was published in book form in 1999 and together with RAVE, JEFF KOONS, CELEBRATION and DECONSPIRATION belongs to THIS MORNING, his great history of the present. Goetz has been awarded numerous prizes, most notably the Georg Buchner Prize in 2015. He lives in Berlin.
'To sample an old saying: if you can remember the nineties,you weren't there. Rainald Goetz was there, and found a form in which to summon the sensations and sounds, the highs and the bass, of techno culture. This is a classic cut from a fabled era that will enrich the mix of today's rave culture - and fills in the memory hole for some of us old-timers.'- McKenzie Wark, author of THE BEACH BENEATH THE STREET