John Andrews’ UK-based ACIDICA lightshow was the biggest and baddest of them all. Conceived in a haze of LSD, Amphetamines and Marijuana, Andrews took his influences from the West Coast’s greatest light artists and
then added "BALLS".
At it’s peak, the thirty projector show, operated by five technicians, blew the minds of
thousands, working with bands such as the MC5, Pink Faries, Hawkwind, Zorch and Sphinx on the Free Festival and Benefit circuit.
An archive of over 5,000 Slides, Film-Loops, and Special Effects, punctuated with Lasers and Liquid Projections ensured that the audience would be left suffering from acute visual shock.
"On a good night
the entire thing would take over completely. We would leave the gig with the images burnt into our brains for days, it was a real laugh".