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Ed Sanders (1996)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages audio, 30 August 1996

Ed Sanders – Fug, poet, agitator and all round rebel-about-town talks about his life from the early '60s Lower East Side Bohemia to the late '60s LA of Charlie Manson

File format: mp3; file size: 50.7meg, interview length: 52' 48" sound quality: ****

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Miles' Trip: New York

Report by Miles, International Times, 30 June 1967

"Two persons were shot dead and several others injured in a gun battle between shoplifters and store detectives in a Bronx supermarket today." ...

The Fugs, the Collectors: The Cheetah, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 22 April 1968

ABOUT 20 people walked out on their first set. The remainder of the audience — about 500 Friday night — tittered as the Fugs preached ...

The Fugs: Dirty Words Are Hurled At Public

Comment by Mike Jahn, Pop Scene Service, 14 June 1968

DESPITE THE fact that it is almost impossible to shock people anymore, the bad-word business flourishes. ...

Rocking into religion

Essay by Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 27 May 1969

Gods, bishops, priests and worshippers ...

Doors' Soft Parade leads US underground LP releases

Review by uncredited writer, Record Mirror, 13 September 1969

THE DOORS: The Soft Parade — 'Tell All The People'; 'Touch Me'; 'Shaman's Blues'; 'Do It'; 'Easy Ride'; 'Wild Child'; 'Runnin' Blue'; 'Wishful Sinful'; 'The ...

Ed Sanders: We Reach The Moon

Interview by Nick Tosches, Fusion, 17 October 1969

This interview between Ed Sanders and Nick Tosches took place on Labor Day evening, 1969 at Ed Sanders' Lower East Side apartment in New York ...

Danny Kootch: Danny Boy

Interview by Roy Hollingworth, Melody Maker, 24 July 1971

YOU GET this sweaty little record company office and you're issued with the regulation afternoon tea or coffee. Danny Kootch looks suitably bloated by both ...

Aesthetics of Outrage

Overview by Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 26 November 1971

Update, 2020. "Perverted, outrageous, violent, repulsive, ugly, tasteless. A travesty. That's what's good about them". This was a quote about the Rolling Stones, recorded around ...

Ed Sanders: Beer Cans on the Moon

Review by Lenny Kaye, Rolling Stone, 26 October 1972

It could be that I’ve been spending too much time lost within the darkened pages of The Family lately, but more than anything else, this ...

Lookin' Back at The Fugs

Retrospective by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 17 August 1974

... a word of thanks to the guys who made all this decadence, vulgarity and debauchery possible. ...

The Fugs: Fugging around

Retrospective by Tom Hibbert, The History of Rock, 1982

Widespread, commercial appeal was never high on the Fugs' list of priorities. ...

The Fugs: Nightstage, Cambridge, Mass.

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 2 May 1988

THE FUGS – prime satirists of the hippie era, a band resurrected sporadically for live dates in this decade – are on stage, about to ...

The Fugs: F*** Art, Let's Levitate The Pentagon

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Q, March 1994

DECEMBER 16, 1965. A press conference is under way at Columbia Studios, Los Angeles. Bob Dylan is holding court. One reporter throws a question: "What ...

Ed Sanders and the Fugs

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, December 1996

Lester Bangs called The Fugs "the first truly underground band in America". 30 years later, their leader is waging war against Newt Gingrich... ...

The Fugs: Fug Life

Retrospective by Kris Needs, Record Collector, July 2008

EARLY 1965: The Charlatans were about to galvanise California's acid rock revolution at the Red Dog Saloon, Jimi Hendrix was still playing R&B standards on ...

For The Benefit Of Tuli Kupferberg

Report by Michael Simmons, Huffington Post, 15 June 2010

For those who trot out the tired cliché of hippies morphing into stockbrokers, check out the Fugs. No sell-out here. ...

The Fugs: Tenderness Junction and It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest

Retrospective and Interview by Mick Houghton, Uncut, February 2011

Underground, overground: two subversive major label salvos from New York's folk-punk-poets. Of their time, sure, but still worth yours. For an underground band, in their ...

The Fugs — Suppose They Gave A War And Nobody Came?

Interview by Dorian Lynskey, The Word, June 2011

"KILL FOR PEACE" ironists The Fugs have reunited after 27 years and are "preparing to go out in a blaze of leaflets". ...

The Fugs Levitate the Pentagon

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Classic Rock, November 2011

NOT IN HIS wildest imagination could David Copperfield have dreamed this one up. Levitate the Pentagon, America's stark and forbidding Defense HQ, 300 feet skyward, ...

see also Holy Modal Rounders, The

see also Ed Sanders


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