The Village Fugs

1965 The Village Fugs - Broadside 304
1965 LP Folkways 304 (The Village Fugs)
1965 LP ESP-1018 (The Fugs' First Album)
1994 CS Fantasy MPF-9668-4 
1994 CD Fantasy FCD-9668 
1994 CD Ace Records CDWIKD 119
     CD Akarma Records AK 035 (Italian label, in LP Style-Hard-Cardboard-Type Cover/Sleeve)

Ed Sanders - Vocals, Producer 
Tuli Kupferberg - Vocals 
Ken Weaver - Conga, Drums, Vocals 
Peter Stampfel - Fiddle, Harmonica, Vocals 
Steve Weber - Guitar, Vocals 
Vinnie Leary - Guitar, Vocals 
John Anderson - Bass, Vocals 
Harold Smith - Producer 

The Fugs First Album:
1. Slum Goddess                                        1:58 
2. Ah, Sunflower Weary of Time                         2:15 
3. Supergirl                                           2:18 
4. Swinburne Stomp                                     2:50 
5. I Couldn't Get High                                 2:06 
6. How Sweet I Roamed From Field To Field              2:11 
7. Carpe Diem                                          5:07 
8. My Baby Done Left Me                                2:18 
9. Boobs a Lot                                         2:12 
10. Nothing                                            4:15 

Additional Studio Material:
11. We're the Fugs                                     1:25 
12. Defeated                                           3:25 
13. The Ten Commandments                               2:58 
14. C.I.A. Man                                         2:52 
15. In The Middle Of Their First Recording Session     2:49 
    The Fugs Sign The Worst Contract Since Leadbelly's
16. I Saw The Best Minds Of My Generation Rock         4:51
17. Spontaneous Salute At Andy Warhol                  1:23 

Songs from the "Night of Napalm"-
Live at the Bridge Theater. St/ Mark's Place (1965)
18. War Kills Babies                                   1:41 
19. The Fugs National Anthem                           1:16 
20. The Fugs Spaghetti Death  (No Redemption           3:54 
    No Redemption)- A Glop of Spaghetti For Andy Warhol

From the Tuli Tapes:
21. Rhapsody of Tuli                                   8:36 

    Total time------>                                 63:22


1. Slum Goddess (Weaver) - 1:58 
2. Ah, Sunflower Weary of Time (Blake/Sanders) - 2:15 
3. Supergirl (Kupferberg) - 2:18 
4. Swinburne Stomp (Sanders/Swinburne) - 2:50 

     From: Patrick Neve (splat@darkwing.uoregon.edu)
A-ha!  A possible origin of the Fugs' "Swinburne Stomp".
Thanks for the fascinating review, and parrot-tuning technique.

     From: "Lewis R. Saul" (lsaul@mindspring.com)
comment on Sir J. Swinburne, Bt., F.R.S. ("Mental Processes in Music," in
Proceedings of the Musical Association, 1918-19), who -- in pursuit of the
question whether birds sing sing by fixed pitch or relative pitch -- are
they "Fixed-dohists" or "Movable-dohists"? -- recorded the observation of a
grey parrot that had been taught to whistle bits of Beethoven. When the
words "Pastoral Sonata" were uttered he would whistle a fragment of it and
so forth. "I kept a sheet of paper and whenever the parrot whistled a tune I
noted the tune and the pitch. For about a week he whistled each tune
approximately at its own pitch. One day, put out in the sun, he seemed to
run melodious riot. He whistled most of the tunes, repeating them over and
over again, and at all sorts of pitches. It is clear, therefore, that a
parrot does not work on the absolute pitch principle; but I cannot penetrate
further into its mental processes."

5. I Couldn't Get High (Weaver) - 2:06 
6. How Sweet I Roamed From Field To Field (Blake/Sanders) - 2:11 

     From: Frank Dardano (FDardano@MAIL.NYSED.GOV)
It is actually a song written by Wm. Blake and published in 1783.  It
apperars that Ed Sanders just put it to music. It's really quite beautiful.
 
How sweet I roamed from field to field,
and tasted all the summer's pride,
'Till I the Prince of love beheld'
Who in the sunny beams did glide.
 
He shew'd me lilies for my hair,
and blushing roses for my brow;
He led me through his gardens fair,
Where all his golden pleasures grow.
 
With sweet May dews my wings were wet,
and Phoebus fir'd my vocal range;
He caught me in his silken net'
and shut me in his golden cage.
 
He loves to sit and hear me sing'
Then laughing, sports and plays with me;
Then stretches out my golden wing'
and mocks my loss of liberty.


7. Carpe Diem (Kupferberg) - 5:07 
8. My Baby Done Left Me (Sanders) - 2:18 
9. Boobs a Lot (Weber) - 2:12 
10. Nothing (Kupferberg) - 4:15 
11. We're the Fugs (Sanders) - 1:25 
12. Defeated (Kupferberg) - 3:25 
13. Ten Commandments (Kupferberg) - 2:58 
14. C.I.A. Man (Kupferberg) - 2:52 
15. In The Middle Of Their First Recording Session 
    The Fugs Sign The Worst Contract Since Leadbelly's (Petito/Sanders) - 2:49 
16. I Saw The Best Minds Of My Generation Rock - 4:51
17. Spontaneous Salute At Andy Warhol (Sanders) - 1:23
    (from rehearsal at the Peace Eye Bookstore, February 1966)
18. War Kills Babies (Kupferberg) - 1:41 
19. The Fugs National Anthem (Kupferberg/Sanders) - 1:16 
20. The Fugs Spaghetti Death (No Redemption No Redemption)
    - A Glop of Spaghetti For Andy Warhol (Sanders) - 3:54 
21. Rhapsody of Tuli (Kupferberg/Sanders) - 8:36 


The Fugs First Album, CD
The Italian pressing of the first album
This is the cover of the Italian issue of The Fugs' First Album.

Here's a review of the Fugs' First Album:
http://www.virginiamusicflash.com/fugs.htm