The Fugs Second Album The Fugs


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The first album by The Fugs (now available on CD with extra tracks as CDWIKD 119) took only four hours to record. Their second LP (and debut recordings for ESP Disk) took four weeks during the January and February of 1966. As founder member Ed Sanders recalled: "Our harmonies still lacked the polish of the Beach Boys, but...(The Fugs)...crowded in front of the microphones and gave forth all the totally attentive energy and genius that...(the band)...could summon." Following the album's release, the band, who can rightfully claim to be the link between the earlier Beat Scene of the 1950s and the '60s flowering of Hippydom, found themselves on the album charts (at No 89 no less! - just ahead of Martha & The Vandellas Greatest Hits). In '67 the band rented The Players Theatre in Greenwich Village and during the subsequent 18 months gave 700 performances there. 2 songs are included here from that source- I Want To Know and Mutant Stomp. All this activity resulted in The Fugs cutting a demo for Atlantic Records. A deal was offered and an album recorded (with the cream of Atlantic session players, including Bernard Purdie, Eric Gale, Chuck Rainey and Robert Banks), but the label refused to release the disc and terminated the band's contract. 3 tracks from what The Fugs call "Thrown Off Atlantic" are on this CD - most of the remainder came out on the band's first Reprise album Tenderness Junction. A great irony is that Ed Sanders believes they were dropped by Atlantic so as not to sully a deal the label was trying to clinch with Warner Bros (and by default Reprise). An extensive sleevenote, photographs and memorabilia are included courtesy of Ed Sanders.

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Side 1

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