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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Stacey Kennedy rated it really liked it Jan 03, Books by Frank Owen. Linda Scott and Alan Bradshaw. Peter Makowski rated it it was amazing May 09, I’m very interested in the life and times of Michael Alig.

Clubland Confidential

clublane Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. A few of them sat around the table that night, cackling loudly at their mentor’s “outrageous” patter. He went to buy and sample the drug at the internationally notorious Limelight, a crumbling church converted into a Manhattan disco, where mesmerizing music, ecstatic dancers, and uninhibited sideshows attracted long lines clkbland hopeful onlookers.

Owen is a writer for the Village Voice who, while trying to investigate the ease by which drugs could be purchased at clubs, got sucked into the subculture of the people who inhabit them and probed further to find out their motivations.

Dec 13, Laura Nine rated it it was amazing. A gripping story, pleasantly sleazy and well told. One person found this helpful. Owen recounts how, just as in Britain during the acid house dance-drug boom of the late 80s, the ravers affected a wilful obliviousness about how their illicit pleasures were provided.

By the end of the book, one suspects that Owen sympathises. Clubland begins with author Frank Owen attempting to do an article about the anesthetic drug ketamine, also known as “Special K”, as he searches for the substance at the infamous Limelight disco.


Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly To anyone who’s ever wondered what went on in the s’ rrank notorious nightclubs, Village Voice reporter Owen has clublad highly engaging answer.

Clubland is the story of Owen’s six year journey behind the velvet ropes, into the cavernous clubs where any transformation was possible, every extreme permissible–even murder. James’ memoir of the same era. Owen discovered a world where reckless hedonism was elevated to an art form, and where the ever-accelerating party finally spun out of control in the hands of notorious club owner Peter Gatien and his minions.

Martin’s Press; 1st edition May 1, Publication Date: Engrossing read from start to finish by a former journalist for the Village Voice. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. English Choose a language for shopping. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Caruso, known as “Lord Michael”, woen his trade in England but returned to New York as frakn carrier of the latest rave drugs and techno music.

Paciello and Caruso relocate to Miami to establish a club scene in South Beach after Paciello goes on the lam after being involved in a robbery that unwittingly turned into a murder and this is the point in the novel where the two cities parallel each other.

Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond. The result is a compelling true story frxnk love, hate, drugs, and murder among people who just want to escape the norms that bind society.

His novel is one that you won’t be able to put down as page after page shows you the inner workings of the nightlife and of their promoters leaving none of the seediest details omitted. Neither were mega-hits, but the story has a solid niche audience.

Clubland Confidential by Frank Owen

Shaun Attwood rated it really liked it Nov 05, Amazon Giveaway allows you clbland run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


Expertly reported, but not for the squeamish. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. On the self-promotional website he runs from jail, he attempts to understand what led him to kill: James had the benefit of having intimate involvement with Alig and company, Owen takes a more measured, journalistic tone. They were a place for people to be whoever they wanted to be and anyone they never thought they ever could be, clublnd new people who will never judge them, and just have fun.

This one-time disco celebrity, who was profiled in Time and Newsweek, went on the run accompanied by his Lego sets, I Love Lucy videotapes and a few bags of smack. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll. Maksym Shostak rated it really liked it Mar 08, After having read this book I wondered what compelled me to read it. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

His account is balanced and neutral. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Clubalnd see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What was left out of “Party Monster” is the trial of Alig and Freeze. I also realized I’m stupidly picky with nonfiction, because I hated the memoir aspects of “Witches in America” but would have LOVED more on Owen’s personal experience in the club scene. Not so much about drugs as it is about the thugs who sell them.

Clubland | FRANK OWEN

I have not looked into this. It would be well worth your time to read both.

I do know that right now it is a gym.