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Friday, September 28, 2007

The Fugs

The Fugs

BELLE OF AVENUE A, THE REPRISE US RS 6359

ELECTROMAGNETIC STEAMBOAT (3CD boxed set) RHINO HANDMADE RHM2 7759

FRENZY / I WANT TO KNOW (7”) ESP US 4507

FUGS 4, ROUNDERS SCORE ESP US ESP 2018

FUGS FIRST ALBUM, THE FUGS UK CDWIKD 119

FUGS FIRST ALBUM, THE ESP US ESP 1018

FUGS FIRST ALBUM, THE (British pressing) FONTANA UK STL 5513

FUGS, THE (2nd Album) FUGS UK CDWIKD 121

FUGS, THE (2nd Album) ESP US ESP 1028

GOLDEN FILTH REPRISE US RS 6396

IT CRAWLED INTO MY HAND, HONEST REPRISE US RS 6305

LIVE FROM THE 60's FUGS UK CDWIKD 125

TENDERNESS JUNCTION REPRISE US RS 6280

VILLAGE FUGS SING...CONTEMPORARY PROTEST BROADSIDE 304

VIRGIN FUGS ESP DISK US ESP 1038

I first heard The Fugs when my oldest sister gave me a copy of “The Fugs’ Second Album”. Wow, swearing on a phonograph record! Didn’t take long for me to hear them again on Warner Brothers sampler LP’s, and to find the Reprise LP’s at my local hippie record store. I met Ed Sanders in the late 80’s, he signed my Fugs 45!

Here’s the scoop – this unlikeliest of bands now has almost everything they ever did ‘available’ on CD. Listen and believe! Get ‘em and listen in the order of original release:

1. The Fugs First Album (aka Village Fugs Sing…)

2. The Fugs (aka 2nd Album)

3. Virgin Fugs

4. Live From The 60’s (only ever a CD release)

5. Tenderness Junction (available as part of the 3CD “Electromagnetic Steamboat” set)

6. It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest (available as part of the 3CD “Electromagnetic Steamboat” set)

7. The Belle of Avenue A (available as part of the 3CD “Electromagnetic Steamboat” set)

8. Golden Filth (available as part of the 3CD “Electromagnetic Steamboat” set)

Also of paramount importance, but somewhat more difficult to find on CD (if not impossible) are the two proper Ed Sanders solo albums, “Sanders’ Truckstop” and “Beer Cans On The Moon” (both on Reprise), as well as the original Tuli Kupferberg solo album, “No Deposit, No Return” (on ESP).

Yes, there are 80’s and 90’s and 00’s Fugs CD’s, but…get all of the aforementioned titles before proceeding to the ‘modern day’ stuff. Need more info? http://www.thefugs.com/

Ed Sanders’ books are pretty amusing, too.


2 Comments:

Blogger robert said...

The Sanders lp's are being reissued next week on the Collector's Choice label- Bob

8:15 PM  
Blogger Ron Kane said...

Good news, Robert! Many thanks!

9:13 PM  

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