Fugs, The

Also known as Fugs, Fugs Chorus, The, Village Fugs, The
Members of Fugs, The: Coby Batty, Ed Sanders, John Anderson (9), Ken Weaver, Kramer (2), Lee Crabtree, Peter Stampfel, Scott Petito, Steve Taylor (5), Steve Weber, Tuli Kupferberg, Vinny Leary
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.thefugs.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fugs

Discography of Fugs, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Tenderness Junction 10 Audio 1989 Edsel Records
2 Golden Filth 9 Audio 1987 Edsel Records
3 It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest 21 Audio 1986 Edsel Records
4 Baskets Of Love 10 Audio 1984 Olufsen Records
5 The Fugs II 20 Audio
6 Electromagnetic Steamboat 65 Audio 2001 Rhino Handmade
7 The Fugs First Album 10 Audio 1966 ESP Disk
8 Songs From A Portable Forest 12 Audio 1990 Gazell (2)
9 The Fugs First Album With Sizzling Additional Tracks From The Early Fugs 25 Audio 1994
10 Virgin Fugs 11 Audio 2005 ESP Disk
11 The Fugs Second Album 18 Audio 1993 Fantasy
12 Star Peace - A Musical Drama In Three Acts 49 Audio 1987 New Rose Records
13 Live From The 60s 11 Audio 1994 Big Beat Records
14 No More Slavery 18 Audio 1995 Big Beat Records
15 Refuse To Be Burnt-Out 12 Audio 1985 New Rose Records
16 Refuse To Be Burnt-Out 14 Audio 1995 Big Beat Records
17 The Real Woodstock Festival 26 Audio 1995 Big Beat Records
18 The Fugs Final CD (Part 1) 18 Audio 2003 Artemis Records
19 The Fugs 10 Audio 1966 ESP Disk
20 Tenderness Junction 15 Audio 1967 Reprise Records
21 Don't Stop! Don't Stop! 77 Audio 2008-07-08 Big Beat Records
22 Virgin Fugs 11 Audio 1967 ESP Disk
23 Radio Spots For "The Belle Of Avenue A" 4 Audio 1969-09-00 Reprise Records
24 Golden Filth 9 Audio 1970 Reprise Records
25 Golden Filth 9 Audio 1970 Reprise Records
26 It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest 21 Audio 2007 4 Men With Beards
27 Tenderness Junction 15 Audio 2007 4 Men With Beards
28 The Fugs First Album 10 Audio
29 First Album With Sizzling Additional Tracks From The Early Fugs 25 Audio 1993 Fugs Records
30 Star Peace 49 Audio 1987 New Rose Records
31 The Belle Of Avenue A 10 Audio 1970 Reprise Records
32 No More Slavery 10 Audio 1986 New Rose Records
33 No More Slavery 10 Audio 1986 Olufsen Records
34 The Fugs 10 Audio 1967
35 Fugs 4, Rounders Score 15 Audio 1975 ESP Disk
36 The Fugs Second Album 10 Audio ESP Disk
37 First Album Slum Goddess 10 Audio ESP Disk
38 The Belle Of Avenue A 10 Audio 1969
39 Virgin Fugs 11 Audio E.S.P Explosive
40 Sing Ballads Of Contemporary Protest, Point Of Views, And General Dissatisfaction 10 Audio 1965 Broadside Records
41 Tenderness Junction/It Crawled Into My Hand Honest 30 Audio 2010
42 The Belle Of Avenue A 10 Audio 1969 Reprise Records
43 Virgin Fugs 11 Audio
44 Tenderness Junction 15 Audio 1967 Reprise Records
45 The Fugs 24 Audio 2011-07-27
46 Sing Ballads Of Contemporary Protest, Point Of Views, And General Dissatisfaction 29 Audio 2011-07-27
47 The Fugs 17 Audio
48 It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest 21 Audio 1968 Reprise Records
49 Tenderness Junction 15 Audio 1968 Reprise Records
50 The Fugs First Album 10 Audio 1974-08-29 ESP Disk


The Fugs were a band formed in New York City in 1965 by [a256643] and [a314473], with [a683833] on drums. Later that year they were joined by [a260079] and [a336741] of [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Holy+Modal+Rounders%2C+The]The Holy Modal Rounders[/url].

The band was named by Kupferberg who borrowed it from the euphemistic substitute for the word “fuck” famously used in [a952953]’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 [url=http://www.discogs.com/Fugs-It-Crawled-Into-My-Hand-Honest/master/65618]It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest[/url] (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 [url=http://www.discogs.com/Fugs-Electromagnetic-Steamboat/release/626513]Electromagnetic Steamboat[/url]. 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 [a647247]’s poem, Dover Beach. Another was a [a568306] poem.

The Fugs played their “final” concert of the 1960s in 1969 at the Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania with the [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Grateful+Dead%2C+The]Grateful Dead[/url].

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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