First off all we wont talk about such groups as Accumulators, Eclipse, Tartan Army etc, because you all know who the are and what they do(I hope). So on to talk about what other cool guys are on the Uk scene.
First lets talk about Sae of Scoopex,who are undeniably the Uk`s number 1 Demo crew, thanks to such cool demos as M-Ulator, Weapon and the Sae Megademo. They have probably the best musician (Zing) and coder (Del) in the country,and they are now starting to crack stuff. We wont talk about Freestyle Uk because as far as I know they are dead (or as good as).
Next up is Excel Uk, they also make really cool demos like Spiraliser and their coool sine intros,but the best point about them is they have the best T-shirts in the country! Another Bunch of cool guys is Pseudo-ops, the best all-rounder in the country. They make nice intros, cool compacts, crack and make cool 1 part files. Other cool groups include Chaos and Megadeth, Slipstream, M.Fields and Crysis. Now on to another Subject,Uk Divisions of famous groups.
A lot of groups now have a section in the Uk,u nfortunatly most of these are very Lame! Apart from the modem traders of Quartex, Vf etc the only real cool uk section are Scoopex Uk, Silents Uk, Ipec Uk ummm.. that;s about it, the rest of them like Phenomena Uk, Band Uk etc are nothing more than a couple of Swappers with few contacts.
The last copy-party here was held by a lamer group called the Maffia. I didnt go but I am told it was the worst ever. Only 40 people went and it was badly organised the next one is held by Sae/Crysis (I think!) so that should be much better. The Police here is no problem at all as the law is to flimsy, but we do have an organisation called F.A.S.T who try to stop piracy but they are very stupid and so far no-one I know has any real problems from them (Although Odyssey was questioned at the PC Show).
The only 3 good Bulliten boards in this country are `The Wild One' which is run by Cyrus/Silents, Max run by Sae and The Graveyard run by the Accumulators. The Oracle BBS was terminated a few months ago but I think Anihilator is fixing a new one! As most of the Leading groups have modem traders in this country new wares get here very fast from the US Boards, but also new stuff gets old very fast, this can be a problem if you are not friendly with a modem trader as the post in this country is very slow (up to 4 days from London to Liverpool!). Speaking of the post it is not a good Idea to cheat with stamps anymore as the Post Office is getting Smart!
Thats all there is to say about the Uk scene,to finish off heres my opinion of the top 10 Uk teams.
4...Share and Enjoy
7...Chaos and Megadeth
9...Mirage Uk and the Lads
This is Just my opinion, Magnetic fields haven`t made any productions for a long time so I haven`t rated them.
This article originally appeared in the Amiga diskmagazine "Zine #2" by Brainstorm 1989.
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