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Music: The Fugs

One of the most influential, and least listened to, bands of the mid-1960s, The Village Fugs were to garage bands what Lenny Bruce was to standup comedy: a shock band whose work is in some ways more offensive today than it was in its own time, in part due to its own influence on public tastes. The Fugs used a deliberately raw, crude recording style, and experimented with various kinds of performance art in their live appearances, pushing the boundaries of both artistic expression and good taste to the breaking point. Much of their work was political and social satire of the most caustic sort.

Despite most of their work being topical, and now badly dated, their albums and films, as well as the numerous poetry books of two of their founding members, Ed Sanders and the late Tuli Kupferberg, remain cult classics.

Tropes associated with The Fugs include:

Jeff FoxworthyReprise RecordsGreen Day
Fleetwood MacCreator/Reprise RecordsGreen Day
FT IslandRockThe J. Geils Band
Free!Music of the 1960sSerge Gainsbourg
Frank ZappaPsychedelic RockThe Grateful Dead

alternative title(s): The Fugs
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