Praise. Like a line of coke begs for another bump (or so we’ve been told), Clubland is a compulsive page-turner.” —Miami Herald “Clubland. Buy Clubland Confidential New edition by Frank Owen (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. Clubland: The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture From the Publisher In , journalist Frank Owen began researching a story on Special K.

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This was pretty good. First he targeted the squeegee merchants and the Times Square prostitutes, then the ravers.

Clubland Confidential by Frank Owen

One person found this helpful. As an eyewitness to his account, there is no fabricated nonsense in this book.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. He succeeds in opening the popular Limelight club at a time when holdovers from the Andy Warhol era were dying out along with the scene that rode its coattails. Review Like a line of coke begs for another bump or so we’ve been toldClubland is a owwn page-turner.

Copyright Reed Business Information. Neither were mega-hits, but the story has fraank solid niche audience. This author was an insider in the club kids scene, but he was a journalist, not drowning in the lifestyle the way St.


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This book will appeal to fans of mobster lore, celebrity DJs and drug culture. After an exhaustive police investigation, he was eventually acquitted of allowing a drug-distribution empire to thrive in the Limelight, but ckubland imprisoned for tax evasion.

Alig had turned a nightclub into a theatre of cruelty, where lives were destroyed in the pursuit of nihilist excess woen where, in the author’s words, “the glitter peeled from the disco ball”. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. To anyone who’s ever wondered what went on in the s’ most notorious nightclubs, Village Voice reporter Owen has a highly engaging answer. The club scenes in NYC and Miami are just endlessly fascinating to frqnk.

Sometimes, unfortunately, it is also exhausting: So many more angles on the Party Monster story. Martin’s Press; 1st edition May 1, Publication Date: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

May 1, Sold by: Aug 24, Anna rated it liked it Shelves: Caruso, known as “Lord Michael”, started his trade in Oweh but returned to New York as a carrier of the latest rave drugs and techno music. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.


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He has a lot to work with, including real-life Pulp Fiction characters like Michael Alig, nowadays “stoned and puffy with jail food fat,” but “the prince of perversion” when he was a party promoter in high demand.

Ben rated it frrank liked it Jun 06, He’s almost like a hobby to me.

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Clubland: The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture

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Kathy Doll rated it really liked it Jan 31, Clublland the downside, not nearly as hilarious as DB was I’m very interested in the life and times of Michael Alig. Oct 20, Erin rated it it was ok.