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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Fgank patches but the description of the more sordid bits was enough to keep me going. In ClublandOwen reveals how a lethal drug ring operated in a lawless, black-lit realm of fantasy, and how, when the lights came up, their excesses left countless victims in their wake. East Feank Designer Men’s Fashion.
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Expertly vrank, but not for the squeamish. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Frajk By and About This Author. I don’t, as others here have noted, think that Owen is being sanctimonious or prudish, nor do I think that he blames these clubs for all the evil in the world. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Loren Kupferschmid rated it did not like it Sep 09, Mar 01, Sara rated it really liked it.
But his emotional involvement in the story means he can’t help seeing the pathos in his hard-boiled narrative, particularly when he accompanies Melendez’s brother on a search for his lost sibling, after Alig had dumped the legless body in the Hudson River.
CLUBLAND: The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture
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. Sometimes, unfortunately, it is also exhausting: Highly, highly, highly recommended.
Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Write a customer review. On the self-promotional website he runs from jail, he attempts to understand what led him to kill: The author had some petty biases he aimed to get across–it made the story feel a bit less professional, and some of the language felt contrived, but it was pretty interesting.
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In ClublandOwen reveals how a lethal drug ring operated in a lawless, black-lit realm of fantasy, and how, when the lights came up, their excesses left countless victims in their wake. The New York authorities’ attempts to close the Limelight were part of Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s zero-tolerance campaign to clean up the city. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Injournalist Frank Owen began researching a story on Special K, a designer drug that fueled the after-midnight club scene. 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.
Fascinating read, though I could do without Owen’s moments of moralizing and self-aggrandizing. Open Preview See a Problem? Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Be the first to ask a question about Clubland Confidential.
Oct 02, Lexie rated it liked it. Simultaneously agents Gagne and Germanowski are investigating all of Gatien’s dealings after focusing on the drug MDMA’s, also known as “Ecstasy”, distribution throughout his nightclubs. Oct 11, Oswald rated it really liked it. The Beastie Boys were also mentioned.
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Since he got out of jail last year I have been following his career. Chris Paciello, a Bensonhurst gang member, and DEA agents Bob Gagne and Matt Germanowski then figure into the plot to flesh out the rest of the clubalnd and establish the key conflict. View Full Version of PW.
Outside work hours, Gatien liked to relax with days-long crack-and-hooker parties in hotel rooms. And the mention of Sophia Vergara. Studio 54, Disco, and the Culture of the Night.
But, you can’t forget about the drugs.
Oct 25, Frank Mitchell rated it it was amazing. We learn in the first chapter the origin lwen notorious club owner Peter Gatien and how he started his business in a small Canadian town before coming to the United States and eventually setting his sights on New York City as his crowning achievement.
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We learn in the first chapter the origin of notorious club owner Peter Gatien and how he started his business in a small Canadian town before coming to the United States and eventually setting his sights on New York City as his crowning achievement. Jonathan Leeming rated it it was amazing Sep 11, All of their worlds come crashing down when Alig, Gatien, and Paciello are arrested and indicted.
It’s quite a visceral look at the underside of what we outsiders may see as just fun and games for adults. Beginning with an investigation into the drug Special K, Owen moves through the subculture to offer a broader context of the s New York nightlife scene, with corruption and criminality evident at all levels of management of the clubs and entertainment, as personified by the four spotlighted here: