Killer show : The Station nightclub fire, America's deadliest rock concert / John Barylick.
Book | University Press of New England | 2012

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304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Sifting the ashes -- Mill town watering hole -- Rock impresarios -- Only rock 'n' roll -- That ain't no way to have fun, son -- Lucky day -- Yours, in fire safety... -- Suds, sparks, and sponsorship -- Film at eleven -- This way out -- Cause for alarm -- I'm with the band -- Fighting for air -- A snowball's chance in hell -- The way of all flesh -- Domino theory -- The sound and the fury -- Into the beach -- Solid gasoline -- The missing -- Artifacts of tragedy -- Circling the wagon -- Crime and punishment -- "First, survival; then, function; then, cosmetics" -- Risky business -- Making the tough cases -- Buring question -- Divining the incalculable -- Memento Mori.
On February 20, 2003, the deadliest rock concert in U.S. history took place at a roadhouse called The Station in West Warwick, Rhode Island. That night, in the few minutes it takes to play a hard-rock standard, the fate of many of the unsuspecting nightclub patrons was determined with awful certainty. The blaze was ignited when pyrotechnics set off by Great White, a 1980s heavy metal band, lit flammable polyurethane "egg crate" foam sound insulation on the club's walls. In less than 10 minutes, 96 people were dead and 200 more were injured, many catatrophically. Killer Show is the first comprehensive exploration of the chain of events leading up to the fire, the conflagration itself, and the painstaking search for evidence to hold the guilty to account and obtain justice for the victims.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-293) and index.
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