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The Mudd Club was a nightclub that was opened in October 1978. Located in downtown Manhattan, it quickly became a popular venue in the city’s underground music and counterculture scene, until it closed in 1983. Its live music showcase was best known for New York “No Wave” bands like The B-52’s, DNA, and Talking Heads.
Additionally, The Mudd Club was frequented by many of Manhattan’s promising cult celebrities such as Lou Reed, Johnny Thunders, David Byrne, Debbie Harry, Arto Lindsay, John Lurie, and Nico.
In other words, this was “yayo central” back in the day — watch out!