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The Music of Nicholas Taylor


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Way back n the corner by the rest rooms behind the spiral staircase was a dark corner where swift action was taking place. To be in that spot too long was uncool because fast action that demanded your space was limited. No other club could match the crossover of fun, not Danceteria or Tier 3 or Rock Lounge (laughable forgetable spot that turned into The Reggae Lounge a little nicer), only the Mudd Club ruled and had a dark sinister side that made you want to participate. At this place there was a bringing together of Punk and New Wave fashions that at heart should not get along but this was enviously fun! And what's more fun than getting down to DJ Walter Durkacz who introduced a new kind of blend that included an eclectic array with Ramones, Talking Heads, Televion twist. The Dredlocks flinging in the back from the regular Jamaican men like Dirty Harry and his posse. The music so good and dangerous for the crowd from Studio who would come downtown to this dark corner of industrial Chinatown at 77 White Street New York City. Maybe it lasted 3 and a half years: Halloween 1978-82. No other club gave you a "fix" every night and you would design your day around going there tomorrow night maybe very late, 3:30 am? Other noted beauties to be seen almost every night were Rhonda Pastor Corte and her friend Brenda Parush who like most of my aquaintances from that era. There was also a Coney Island kind of influence with some of the rockabilly gangs being from there. I would learn their family (sir names) names much later and become their fan as well as other former contemporaries over the net!

Brenda Parush (far right I think) and other unknown assailants at the Mudd Club 1979

Photo and music copywrite Nicholas Taylor

Washington DC 20013
High Priest mix em up 1
Drum Loop X
High Priest mix em up 2
1982 Music for Basquiat Party
The Tainted History Mix
Dirty Harry vs High Priest
Early Tape Experiment 1
High Priest mix em up 3
Maze Koze
Counting Quasars
It's Nicholas
The Diamond Rings
Gorilla X
Early Tape Experiment 2
Early Tape Experiment 3
Jerry Lewis
Loop #5
Oh Jean
Willy's Loop
New York City Birds Song
Las Vegas Caught Fire