LSD

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LSD (Light Speed Distribution) [old]

LSD was an Amiga demo group.

Members

Current

United Kingdom
2-Cool (10/92)
Bernard Sumner (Phil Bak, music, 10/92)
Bill (sysop 'ACE-AMIGA')
Chime (new early 92), Dangermouse (sysop 'THE TOWER')
Delbert (ex Digital, new 92-10/92)
Delbs (ex Plague, new early 92)
Destiny (sysop 'SATELLITE CITY', new 06/91)
Echo (music, doublememb Phuture 303 ROM9, 10/92-97)
Fish (gfx, 10/92)
Ikari (ex End of Century 1999)
Mark (gfx, ex The Silents, 10/92)
Maximan (code, 06/91-10/94)
Monty Python (code, 06/91)
Mub (code, 10/92-08/94)
Orchist (ex Druids, new 06/91)
Parasite (Martin, mainorg swap, 06/91)
Paw (swap, 06/91)
Pazza (whq gfx editor, 10/92-93)
Pod (swap, 06/91)
Rebel (swap, 06/91)
Shagratt (Dave de Pauw, code gfx, 06/91-10/92)
Spirit (gfx music, 06/91)
Watchman (gfx, 06/91-10/92)
Germany
Ferris (sysop 'PHREAKERS PHUNLAND', 10/91)
Norway
Aragon (new early 92)
Turrican (Bjørnulf Solberg, gfx, ex Addonic, 92)
Finland
Chainsaw (swap trade, ex New Wave)
Netherlands
saL-onE (sysop "BOONDOCKS")
Belgium
Tomcat (code, new early92)
Wonder (org swap)
Canada
Van Damme (sysop 'DEATH ROW')
USA
Oldman (sysop 'THE HOLE', 04/93)
Unknown
Adventurer (ex Trackers)
D-Siya (ascii, 08/93)
Denzil (swap, ex Apocalypse)
Dr.Mabuse (modem, new early92)
Duke (ex Digital, new 92)
Etron (04/93)
Lars Vegas (old handle Gonza)
Matrix (David Counter, code, ex Digital, new 92)
Nethead (nor? gfx, ex Frogs)
Nightstalker (sysop 'PRISONERS OF REALITY', new early 92)
Nox (ex Pirates)
Optima (ex Agile)
Phantom (code)

Group History

LSD was once an important, if often criticized, part of the English scene. They took in a lot of members, until they were finally so bloated, the group died. Their diskmag "Grapevine" was pretty popular in some circles, while others criticized it for being made up largely of text just downloaded from boards and published as articles (also the case of the last Cracker Journal issues).

Maximan wrote Lemmings II for the Sega Master System, Game Gear and Nintendo Game Boy. Shagratt is the author of the virus killer program Nuke! and its sister production Nuke! Saddam (1.2b 24/6/1991).

1991
In early June, the group released for the very first time "Grapevine #1", and announced inside the joining of new coder Orchist from Druids.
1992
Version 1.5a of Shagratt's viruskiller "Nuke" was released on the 19th of February. Kazer (sysop) joined Noxious, but quickly moved on to Defjam in early 92. Belgian swapper Alligator was kicked early92. Fugitive and English swapper Sidewinder (06/91) left the scene early this year. Yonex (sysop 'BRAIN FOREST') joined from Hotline early 92, but was soon kicked! All foreign sections were kicked in August. The French section formed the new group Artefact. Pazza (Grapevine editor) was busted late 92 by FAST and the drug police! He still continued working for LSD, releasing even more issues of Grapevine... Graphician Watchman started working for Core Design late 92.
1993
Danish sysop Zoonie ('HOUSE OF GAMES') joined Decade early93.
1995
When Oedipus (Joe Pietroni, code) joined from Nebula, he became editor of Grapevine for one issue only (Grapevine #21 [01/95]). Shortly after its release, his mother died, and he slowly drifted away from the scene... 'UTOPIA' went offline in June, and was not busted despite rumours.


  • Galaxy joined Interactive.
  • Norwegian swapper Viking (ex Amaze, new early 92) joined Manitou.
  • Deicide joined Devils.
  • Vinh joined Delicious.
  • Prisoner and Buckaroo left.
  • Anarchist joined Endless Piracy.
  • Adam left due to a lack of motivation.
  • Spectral (ex Stealth/Mystix) left the scene.
  • Soul left the scene.
  • Trigon (ex E-Motion [no entry]) joined Alcatraz.
  • English sysop Scavenger ('THE POOL') joined Alpha Flight.
  • Data (new early 92) joined Legend.
  • Harlequin joined Scoopex.
  • Overlord joined Dual Crew.
  • The Invisible joined Rebels.
  • English Ford (ex Spirit, new late91-10/92) joined Gange D-Zine/Ghost.
  • Speed Master (sysop 'SANCTUARY') joined Skid Row.
  • Norwegians Archie (code), Alien (code, both ex Addonic), Howard (ex Addonic, old handle Dr.Chipblower) and Nash left to form a new group called ICE.
  • Jack (sysop 'DETONATION BOULEVARD', ex Cyberactive), Clawboy and Switchblade joined Desire to build a Norwegian division.
  • English sysop Destiny was kicked.
  • Lord Zero joined Legend.

Releases

See LSD/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul (ECS Musicdisk, 4 disks)

Credits 
code
Shagratt
gfx
Ford
Fish
music
Echo
Bernard Sumner
Digger

Retro Demo (ECS Demo)

Info
Mentioned in "Grapevine #1" [06/91] and thus released before that.

Grapevine #1 (1991, .06, ECS Filemag)

Credits 
code
Monty Python
gfx
Spirit (jim morrison)
Watchman (logo)
???/Anarchy (font)
music
Spirit

Grapevine #2 (1991, .07, ECS Filemag)

Credits 
code
Monty Python
gfx
Watchman
music
Spirit

Jesus On E's (1992, 24.10, ECS Trackmo, 2 disks)

Credits 
code
Shagratt
gfx
Watchman
Pazza
Shagratt
Mark
music
Echo
Info
Released at the Digital Symposium '92, unplaced.
The original is not very compatible, so an AGA fixed version was later released.

Grapevine issue #13 (1992, late, ECS Diskmag)

Info
According to a review in Solen Data #10, the graphics are all christmassy, so I guess it was released around x-mas ;)

Grapevine issue #21 (ECS Diskmag)

Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
n/a


Music in the UnExoticA collection

The following demos in the UnExoticA collection were created by LSD.

Demo Year Party
Jesus On E's 1992 Digital Symposium '92
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