Formed in New York in 1963 by two poets, Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg they took the name Fugs from a Norman Mailer novel (it meant fuck). They were an anarchist, folk, psychedelic agit-prop band that would engage in happenings and gigs throughout the late ’60s usually in support of the “Yippie” movement and general ant-Vietnam war protests. How they ever got on Swedish t.v. is anyone’s guess but here they are in their agitational glory. Love the swedish show’s logo as well…
I DOUBT THIS IS ACTUALLY 1966 ! HOWEVER IT IS BRILLIANT THANX !!
NOBODY WAS REALLY PLAYING GUITAR IN EXACTLY THAT WAY IN 1966 BUT CLOSE
MAYBE THIS IS FROM 1967 ?
YES, IT EVEN -SAYS- ‘TWO YEARS AGO’ (FUGS FORMED 1965 PRETTY-MUCH) SO THAT
WOULD PUT THIS AT 1967 (ULTRA COOL !)
THESE GUYZ PAVED THE WAY FOR –SO– MUCH
NO ‘DEVIANTS’ WITHOUT THE ‘THERE-FIRST’ FUGS
HOW –LUCKY– FOR SWEDEN TO HAVE THIS 1ST-RATE GROUP IN 1967 !
Hi Lynn, thanks for the comment. It seems you were right, I did a bit of digging and it looks like the broadcast was from 1968. You’re spot on about the Deviants connection. You’ll perhaps be pleased to note that the next post will feature The Pink Fairies.
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