Pretty Lights: Inside Club Land (Paperback)

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Pretty Lights: Inside Club Land (Paperback)


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Clubland has a new Voice
Studio 54. The Hacienda. Tunnel. Limelight. CBGB. Ministry of Sound. Now it's Sydney's turn in Nathan Kirk's raw memoir of nightclub life under a glittering mirror ball sky. A late-night journey teeming with beats, sex, drugs and rock n roll, vampires on the prowl, and bouncers going the bash. The agony and ecstasy of hedonism on a big weekend, good times chaperoned by danger. Nothing good happens after midnight, and a nightclub full of pumpkins party until dawn.

It's gallows humour with a great nightclub soundtrack. Disco, Techno, House, Brit Pop, Grunge, Indie and heavy Rock. Genre hopping over 23 years, doof doofing until dawn. Horrific comedowns, terrible Tuesdays and back on the dancefloor come Friday. It's "Bright Lights Big City", "Less Than Zero", and "Trainspotting" featuring a cavalcade of colourful characters who drink, snort, laugh and PARTY

It's the underbelly of humanity. Gangsters wielding guns and muscle, greasy haired bikers dressed in ink, soccer hooligans in Fred Perry's and sneakers, all queuing up to a take a swing. There's Disco Bunnies a plenty, babes wearing less than little, wide-eyed girls sizzling on heat, boys with swollen crotches and high hopes, it's one hundred and fifty shades of grey, because everything is murky in the dark. Cheap shots, big hits, needles, baggies, smoke and flashing lights; cops, crims, ambulances, and happy endings in dark nightclub corners. Nathan loves the nightlife but doesn't boogie.

Clubland offers Disco Biscuits, Dexies, Crank, Scooby Snacks, Whizz, Blow, and Pingers all washed down with a Vodka Red Bull and gallons of water. Everyone is someone they'd rather be, and everyone hits the dancefloor to pick up, punch on or puke. A tale of boy meets girl(s), girl meets girl with boy watching, and boy meets boy. The lonely love the pretty lights and they crave sex even more, so no-one wants the night to end.

Nathan must maintain the illusion of nightclub glamour to keep the money tumbling in, but beyond the Cocaine, Bourbon & Coke, 'Pretty Lights' turns the spotlight on club life; a shadowy world shrouded in mystique. Witness the grime behind the glitz. Nightclubs ain't pretty.

Jill Wilberforce
5.0 out of 5 stars
The night has a new voice...welcome to the world Nathan Kirk
Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2020
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Pretty Lights offers a wart's and all walk in Nathan Kirk's shoes in the world of nightclubs. A funny, salacious, sexy, titillating rollercoaster ride of a read. This is a hugely entertaining page turner.

Melissa Thomas Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars
A laugh out loud read about what happens in Club Land.
Reviewed in Australia on September 1, 2020
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Awesome read. A behind the scenes perspective on club life through the 80's, 90's and 00's. Nathan gives us a funny insight into what it was like to live amongst the drunk, drugged and morally corrupt.
Product Details ISBN: 9781922440419
ISBN-10: 1922440418
Publisher: Moshpit Publishing
Publication Date: August 18th, 2020
Pages: 298
Language: English