Richard Boch discusses and signs The Mudd Club

NYC's notorious where art and music intersect with sex, drugs and the slumming glittering elite.

"I was a Long Island kid that graduated college in 1976 and moved to Greenwich Village. Two years later, I was working The Mudd Club door. Standing outside, staring at the crowd, it was "out there" versus "in here" and I was on the inside. The Mudd Club was filled with the famous and soon- to- be famous, along with an eclectic core of Mudd regulars who gave the place its identity. Everyone from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, and Robert Rauschenberg to Johnny Rotten, The Hell's Angels, and John Belushi: passing through, passing out, and some, passing on. Marianne Faithful and Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, William Burroughs, and even Kenneth Anger-- just a few of the names that stepped on stage. No Wave and Post- Punk artists, musicians, filmmakers, and writers living in a nighttime world on the cusp of two decades. This book is a cornucopia of memories and images, and how this famed wicked downtown club attained the status of midtown and uptown. There was nothing else like it-- I met everyone, and the job quickly defined me. I thought I could handle it, and for a while, I did."--Richard Boch

Photo Credit: Kate Simon

 

 

Event date: 
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
The Mudd Club Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781627310512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feral House - September 12th, 2017