Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Tuli Kupferberg's "Morning, Morning"

Last week, my tribute to Tuli Kupferberg of the Fugs included "Kill for Peace," one of their satirical anti-war songs. Part two of my remembrance of Tuli centers around his song "Morning, Morning" (1966), more haunting and poignant than the characteristically outrageous Fugs fare. Like his composition"Nothing, Nothing," this song, which was covered by Richie Havens, has its roots in Jewish melodies. The creator of the video, Japeter2000 on YouTube, movingly captures the ambiance of the 1960s counterculture on New York's Lower East Side with which The Fugs were associated. Watch:

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