Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Remembering Tuli Kupferberg Of The Fugs

In 1964, Tuli Kupferberg (left), who passed away on Monday, and his friend Ed Sanders formed The Fugs, a Lower East Side underground band whose songs were bawdy, literary and political. The group's name was taken from a euphemism used in "The Naked and the Dead" by Norman Mailer. A poet and cartoonist, Kupferberg was also a scholar of the counterculture, as is evident in a 1997 interview. The Fugs played at many benefits and peace rallies during the sixties; Kupferberg referred to them as "the U.S.O. of the left."Among their politically satirical songs is "Kill for Peace":

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