The Fugs

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Eligible since: 1990 (The 1991 Induction Ceremony)

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Will The Fugs be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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I feel Honored to be the first..
They may not make it in but the first "runge" band..
Early Nirvana....Maybe more ....True rock rule breakers !!

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 01.22.09 @ 20:43pm


The Fugs helped pioneer Shock Rock, even though they approached it in a quasi-intellectual fashion. Although they are an important band in the history of Rock, they are not quite Hall of Fame material

Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 01.22.09 @ 23:24pm


RIP Tuli Kupferberg

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Tuesday, 07.13.10 @ 14:53pm


Great band, some required songs:

CIA Man
("Who can plan a riot in Vietnam? Who can have the troops restore the calm? F*cking-A Man! F*cking CIA Man!")

Kill for Peace
("Kill, kill, kill for peace / if you don't like the people or the way that they talk / if you don't like their manners or the way that they walk / kill, kill, kill for peace")

Nothing
("Monday nothing / Tuesday nothing / Wednesday and Thursday nothing")

I Couldn't Get High
("So I got me a cube of LSD / sat down to wait for it to hit me / I waited, meditated, but couldn't get stoned / I had to give up and head for home / 'cause I couldn't get high, Oh, no!")

Crystal Liaison
Slum Goddess
Super Girl
Mutant Stomp
Johnny Pissoff Meets the Red Angel

One of the best politically incorrect bands ever, lewd, crude and rude, the way it should be!!!

"Morning, Morning" sort of sounds like "Sunday Morning" by the Velvet Underground.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 11.5.11 @ 17:42pm


Why are "lewd, crude and rude" the way it "should" be???

What would God say???

Posted by Evangelist on Saturday, 11.5.11 @ 17:56pm


Here's a better question.

"Does God have a sense of humor?"

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 11.5.11 @ 18:01pm


Tahvo, our tastes seem to be pretty similar. Based on your recommendation, I'll check them out when I've got the liquidity to do so.

Evangelist, He might say, "Better to artistically extrapolate and project than to actually live them out."

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 11.5.11 @ 21:01pm


"Better to artistically extrapolate and project than to actually live them out."

Interesting answer, Philip.



"Does God have a sense of humor?"

Perhaps, but would you really want to risk the consequences if He didn't get the joke?

Posted by Evangelist on Sunday, 11.6.11 @ 01:19am


I'd like to think the judgment between what you say and what you actually do is different. That is, an overall judgement is more important than something you may have said once or even a few times. Especially if something you said may have contradicted with how you usually behave.

N.W.A. sang about creating a "bloodbath of cops dying in L.A." in their song F*ck tha Police, but did they actually create such a bloodbath? No, it was their artistic license to express themselves.

It really comes down to what Philip said. Take filmmaker Quentin Tarantino for instance, the man has a natural talent to create exploitation-style films, but does he actually exploit in real life?No.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 11.6.11 @ 03:40am


My answer is primarily a personal one. I remember one night at work (radio station) I was just so depressed and lonely I would have hooked up with the next crazy drunk chick who called in and told me she loved me and wanted to get with me(as has happened on several occasions). Instead of actually doing it though, I put my feelings out in song form. The song will NEVER be recorded, and isn't even arranged on paper, I just know how it sounds in my head. But I thank God that He let me find all the relief from the depression in the creative, vicarious expression of randomly and possibly dangerously hooking up, because it kept me from actually randomly and possibly dangerously hooking up.

I think many of the Psalms are like that, too. When you read the hyperbolic (another form of artistic expression) language in some of them (and a LOT of them are about grief and anguish), you can't help but feel that the writers got their angst out by writing and singing to God about it.

JMHO

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.6.11 @ 11:56am


I suppose that it would be acceptable to paint a picture of a riot as it is happening as long as you are not participating in that riot and provided that you have already summonsed the police who are on their way to break up the riot.

I will caution you though that even thoughts alone can have negative ramifications in the eyes of God. From Matthew 5:27-28:

27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Posted by Evangelist on Saturday, 11.12.11 @ 17:12pm


I think that's making a point to seek out objectification, rather than being reactionary. A lot of the socially conscious songs from the '60s were reactionary.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 11.12.11 @ 19:22pm


The Fugs helped pioneer Shock Rock, even though they approached it in a quasi-intellectual fashion. Although they are an important band in the history of Rock, they are not quite Hall of Fame material

Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 01.22.09 @ 23:24pm

Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Screaming Lord Sutchs were the pioneers of shock rock, not this joke of a band.

Posted by Zach on Tuesday, 10.9.12 @ 20:37pm


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