Last night, the legendary Mudd Club made a slight return, as Steve Mass, the owner of the ’70s and ’80s hotspot, hosted a rummage sale to benefit the Bowery Mission. Items included a beehive wig belonging to Kate Pierson of the B-52s, who performed “Roam”; a cheetah-print jumpsuit donated by Deborah Harry, who was also floating around (it was scooped up by a Jersey City vintage shop); photos by Godlis and William Coupon, also in attendance; and this piece by Kim Gordon, going for $10,000.
Among the many Mudd Club denizens who packed into the basement of the Roxy Hotel (formerly the Tribeca Grand) were Patti Smith’s guitarist, Lenny Kaye, who also performed; Blondie guitarist Chris Stein; Mudd Club doorman Richard Boch, who tells us he just finished writing a memoir about the club; and Emily Armstrong and Pat Ivers, whose show, “Alone at Last,” is currently up at Howl Happening. Watch our video to see what went down.
Video by Gaby Tama
Correction: The original version of this post was revised to correct a typo that caused the misspelling of Godlis.