Never said Rave cards were a bad thing, there are some that are great. I used to go to the parties and I saved the cards that I thought were cool. I don't really dig this poster personally though, it's way to busy to me, I think it's the flames that do it..not a big fan of the flames. I still dig the background though, it's just the foreground that needs work, at least IMHO.
I agree Art, I personally think this would have worked a bit better without the flames or maybe if the background was utilized a bit more in the design, actually I like the background a lot, it's all the other stuff that offends.