The Fugs are a New York City band formed in 1965 by Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg, with Ken Weaver on drums. Later that year were joined by Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber of the Holy Modal Rounders.
The band was named by Kupferberg who borrowed it from the euphemism in Norman Mailer's novel, The Naked and the Dead.
The Fugs were a satirical and self-satirizing rock band that performed at Vietnam War protests nationwide. The band's frank lyrics about sex, drugs, and politics aroused a hostile reaction in many quarters. One of their better known songs was an adaptation of Matthew Arnold's poem, Dover Beach. Another was a William Blake poem.
The Fugs played their "final" concert of the 1960s in 1969 at the Hershey Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania with the Grateful Dead.
The Fugs, minus Weaver, reunited in 1984 with several performances at the Bottom Line in NYC.
A reunited Fugs toured in the fall of 2004.
Vedi anche una biografia a cura di Piero Scaruffi
See also a biography by Piero Scaruffi