The History of a Club.

the club.
pt 1.

i don't know
what this
world is
coming to."

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"the underground club"

Paradise Garage, NYC 1978
" if it was a hit here it would work everywhere"

"It was founded by Michael Brody, its sole proprietor,
and was located at 84 King Street, New York City. It operated from 1977 to 1987 and was the base for DJ Larry Levan. Its name derives from its origins as a parking garage. The Paradise Garage's business model was largely inspired by David Mancuso's Loft parties: no liquor was served, there were no sales of food or beverages, and the club was not open to the general public."

the hacienda,
acid house, rave, madchester years...

"Before it was turned into a club, the Ha├žienda was a yacht builder's shop and warehouse before becoming a Bollywood cinema in the 1970s, showing films to the South Asian immigrants from the Manchester area."

more hacienda...

"Designed by Ben Kelly, upon recommendation by Factory graphic designer Peter Saville, upstairs consisted of a stage, dance area, bar, cloakroom, cafeteria area and balcony with a DJ booth. Downstairs was a cocktail bar called 'The Gay Traitor,' which referred to Anthony Blunt, a British art historian who spied for the Soviet Union. The two other bars, 'The Kim Philby' and 'Hicks,' were named after Blunt's fellow spies.

Crisco Disco
, Chelsea NY 1970' 1980's

The DJ booth was a large crisco can!
"The owner was a man named Hank and had an incredible cocaine habit, he used to invite attractive people into his VIP room where a huge pile of blow the size of a card table would be waiting — the club didn't even have a real liquor license, you had to buy tickets and then exchange the tickets for drinks..."

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, London

"But heaven is the place that's open
when all the bars in town are closed
heaven is the place, I never find"

----Neil Halstead... Martha's Mantra...----
listen here..

"Heaven opened in Dec 1979. It was opened by Jeremy Norman. The interior was designed by his partner Derek Frost. Norman had started an earlier club, The Embassy, in Bond Street in 1978. The Embassy had taken London by storm and is generally seen as the London equivalent of New York's Studio 54. Norman, an entrepreneur, took his knowledge and used it to create an entirely new form of gay club on a larger scale in the arches beneath Charing Cross railway station, once part of Adelphi Arches, a large wine-cellar for the hotel above. Heaven quickly established itself as the centre of the (then understated) gay London nightlife. Until Heaven, most gay clubs were small hidden cellar-bars or pub discos. Heaven brought gay clubbing into the mainstream."


"The club is located in a former power plant in Friedrichshain, behind the Berlin Ostbahnhof railway station. The building is distinguished by its enormous dimensions, which accommodate an 18 meter high dancefloor and space for 1500 guests, and also its minimalist interior design, dominated by steel and concrete. The club contains a "cavernous" main room, as well as a smaller upstairs space called the Panorama Bar, which is decorated by enormous Wolfgang Tillmans photographs and tall windows with a view of East Berlin"

"This club itself emerged out of a men only fetish club night, called "Snax", which was held in different locations before it found its permanent home at the new club "Ostgut" as a part of a new concept. Quickly the "Ostgut" developed into a focal point of the Berlin techno-subculture since the venue was now open for all genders on regular nights except on those "Snax" club nights six to eight times a year."

The Awakenings Party
, Amsterdam....

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