The Fugs

Profil:
The Fugs were a band formed in New York City in 1965 by Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg, with Ken Weaver on drums. Later that year they were joined by Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber of The Holy Modal Rounders.

The band was named by Kupferberg who borrowed it from the euphemistic substitute for the word “fuck” famously used in Norman Mailer’s novel, The Naked and the Dead. Incidentally, the band is featured in a chapter of Mailer’s book, Armies of the Night as they play at the 1967 march on the Pentagon in protest of the Vietnam War (with Scott Rashap on upright bass).

The Fugs were a satirical and self-satirizing rock band that performed at protests against the Vietnam War nationwide. Their 1968 Transatlantic Records album It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest (TRA 181) also helped to make them more widely known on the European side of the Atlantic. This album (minus LP artwork, of course) can also be found as tracks 11 to 30 on Electromagnetic Steamboat. The band’s frank lyrics about sex, drugs and politics aroused a hostile reaction in some quarters and enthusiastic interest in others. One of their better known songs was an adaptation of Matthew Arnold’s poem, Dover Beach. Another was a William Blake poem.

The Fugs played their “final” concert of the 1960s in 1969 at the Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania with the Grateful Dead.

The band (minus Weaver, plus Rashap) reunited in 1984, with several performances at the Bottom Line in New York.

A reunited Fugs toured in the fall of 2004, with Josh Lieberman on glass harmonica, in several Chicago performances.
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Albums

The Fugs - Sing Ballads Of Contemporary Protest, Point Of Views, And General Dissatisfaction illustration d'album The Village Fugs* Sing Ballads Of Contemporary Protest, Point Of Views, And General Dissatisfaction (Album) Broadside Records US 1965 Vendre cette version
The Fugs - The Fugs illustration d'album The Fugs The Fugs (Album) ESP Disk US 1966 Vendre cette version
The Fugs - Virgin Fugs illustration d'album Virgin Fugs* Virgin Fugs (Album) ESP Disk UK 1967 Vendre cette version
The Fugs - Tenderness Junction illustration d'album The Fugs Tenderness Junction (Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records Germany 1967 Vendre cette version
The Fugs - It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest illustration d'album The Fugs It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest (Album, EP) Reprise Records, Reprise Records US 1968 Vendre cette version
The Fugs - The Belle Of Avenue A illustration d'album The Fugs The Belle Of Avenue A (Album) Reprise Records Germany 1969 Vendre cette version
The Fugs - Golden Filth illustration d'album The Fugs Golden Filth (Album) Reprise Records US 1970 Vendre cette version
DOC 5009 The Fugs - Baskets Of Love illustration d'album The Fugs Baskets Of Love(LP) Olufsen Records DOC 5009 Denmark 1984 Vendre cette version
The Fugs - Refuse To Be Burnt-Out illustration d'album The Fugs Refuse To Be Burnt-Out (Album) New Rose Records, New Rose Records France 1985 Vendre cette version
The Fugs - No More Slavery illustration d'album The Fugs No More Slavery (Album) New Rose Records, New Rose Records France 1986 Vendre cette version
The Fugs - Star Peace - A Musical Drama In Three Acts illustration d'album The Fugs Star Peace - A Musical Drama In Three Acts (Album) New Rose Records France 1987 Vendre cette version
GPCD 2003 The Fugs - Songs From A Portable Forest illustration d'album The Fugs Songs From A Portable Forest(CD, Album) Gazell (2) GPCD 2003 US 1990 Vendre cette version
M M 4 The Fugs - Live In Woodstock illustration d'album The Fugs Live In Woodstock(CD, Album) MUSIK/MUSIK M M 4 Sweden 1993 Vendre cette version
CDWIKD 125 The Fugs - Live From The 60s illustration d'album The Fugs Live From The 60s(CD) Fugs Records CDWIKD 125 UK 1994 Vendre cette version
CDWIK2 160 The Fugs - The Real Woodstock Festival illustration d'album The Fugs The Real Woodstock Festival(2xCD) Big Beat Records CDWIK2 160 UK 1995 Vendre cette version
The Fugs - The Fugs Final CD (Part 1) illustration d'album The Fugs The Fugs Final CD (Part 1) (Album) Artemis Records UK 2003 Vendre cette version
ARTCD-197 The Fugs - The Fugs/Firesign Theatre Sampler illustration d'album The Fugs & Firesign Theatre* The Fugs & Firesign Theatre* - The Fugs/Firesign Theatre Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Artemis Records ARTCD-197 US 2003 Vendre cette version
KRM 1160 The Fugs - Be Free (Final CD Part 2) illustration d'album The Fugs Be Free (Final CD Part 2)(CD, Album) Fugs Records KRM 1160 US 2010 Vendre cette version
FCD-9668-2 The Fugs - The Fugs First Album With Sizzling Additional Tracks From The Early Fugs illustration d'album The Fugs The Fugs First Album With Sizzling Additional Tracks From The Early Fugs(CD, Album, RM) Fantasy, Fugs Records FCD-9668-2 US Unknown Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

BB 31873 The Fugs - Morning, Morning illustration d'album The Fugs Morning, Morning(7", Single) Bluebell Records BB 31873 Italy 1966 Vendre cette version
4507 The Fugs - Frenzy illustration d'album Fugs* Frenzy(7", Single) ESP Disk 4507 US 1966 Vendre cette version
4508 The Fugs - Kill For Peace illustration d'album The Fugs Kill For Peace(7", Single) ESP Disk 4508 US 1966 Vendre cette version
The Fugs - Crystal Liaison illustration d'album The Fugs Crystal Liaison (Single) Big T UK 1968 Vendre cette version
PRO 348 The Fugs - Radio Spots For "The Belle Of Avenue A" illustration d'album The Fugs Radio Spots For "The Belle Of Avenue A"(7", Promo) Reprise Records PRO 348 US 1969 Vendre cette version
PRO 411 The Fugs - Radio Spot For Golden Filth  illustration d'album The Fugs Radio Spot For Golden Filth (7", Single, Mono, Promo) Reprise Records PRO 411 US 1970 Vendre cette version