The Fugs - The Fugs II album
In 1965, the album charted on Billboard's "Top Pop Albums" chart. The album was originally released in 1965 as The Village Fugs Sing Ballads of Contemporary Protest, Point of Views, and General Dissatisfaction on Folkways Records before the band signed up with ESP-Disk, who released the album under its own label with a new name in 1966
The album charted number 95 on Billboard's "Top Pop Albums" chart. The album was re-released on CD in 1993 as The Fugs Second Album under the Fantasy label with five additional tracks: two live performances and three tracks recorded for Atlantic in 1967 for an album that was never released.
The Fugs, retitled The Fugs Second Album for a later reissue, finds them sounding more professional than on their debut, and still sounding very ahead of their time lyrically, expressing sentiments in ways that just hadn't been done before. Lyrically, many of the tracks on this album wouldn't be out of place on any Dead Kennedys record, but like the Dead Kennedys, the Fugs' weakness for crude humor puts a damper on the whole affair. Sometimes the jokes work ("Dirty Old Man"), sometimes they don't ("Mutant Stomp"), but they're always entertaining
The Fugs, retitled The Fugs Second Album for a later reissue, finds them sounding more professional than on their debut, and still sounding very ahead of their time lyrically, expressing sentiments in ways that just hadn't been done before. Sometimes the jokes work ("Dirty Old Man"), sometimes they don't ("Mutant Stomp"), but they're always entertaining
First cat. number is on the label, the second is on spine and back cover. On back cover: Exclusive Distribution For West Germany "Rosy Records" 98 Karolinenstrasse 463 Bochum Germany Phone (0234) 524185 Similar The Fugs - The Fugs II: but this release have the german distributor Rosy Records. Matrix, Runout (Etched, Runout Side A): ESPS 1028 A.
The Fugs' Second Album is the second studio album by The Fugs, released in 1966. The original LP was simply titled The Fugs, but to avoid confusion the CD release re-titled it The Fugs Second Album. Due to better production and a more rock-oriented sound it's considered by many to be their best album. Back in the day it even managed to chart on number 95 in Billboard's list of "Top Pop Albums. Side One. "Frenzy" (2:00). I Want To Know" (2:00). Skin Flowers" (2:20).
Artists The Fugs The Fugs Second Album. The Fugs Second Album The Fugs. The Fugs Second Album. This album has an average beat per minute of 124 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 93/157 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist The Fugs Second Album.
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|A2||I Want To Know||2:00|
|A6||Dirty Old Man||2:49|
|B1||Kill For Peace||2:07|
|B3||Doin' All Right
Written By – Berrigan
Written-By – Alderson*
|B4.1||Out Of Chaos|
|B4.2||Birth Of Aphrodite|
|B4.3||Structured Investigation Of Rousseau|
|B4.3a||I. Squack-man Meets The Lunatic Vagina|
|B4.3b||II. Dog Style Diversion|
|B4.5||Dance Of The Freak-Gropers|
|B4.6||Burroughsian Time Grid|
|B4.7||The Theme Of The Virgin Forest|
|B4.8||Death Stay Thy Phantoms|
- Made By – Base Record
- Copyright (c) – United International
- Backing Vocals – Betsy Klein
- Bass, Backing Vocals – John Anderson
- Design [Cover] – Bill Beckman
- Engineer – Richard L. Anderson*
- Guitar, Backing Vocals – Pete Kearney, Vinny Leary
- Liner Notes – Allen Ginsberg
- Percussion, Backing Vocals – Ken Weaver
- Photography By – Jim Nelson
- Piano, Celesta [Celeste], Bells, Backing Vocals – Lee Crabtree
- Tambourine, Maracas, Backing Vocals – Tuli Kupferberg
- Vocals, Backing Vocals – Ed Sanders
- Written-By – Sanders* (tracks: A1 to A6, B4), Crabtree* (tracks: B3, B4), Kupferberg* (tracks: B1, B2), Leary* (tracks: B3)
NotesOriginally released in 1966. One of a least 3 variations Made in Italy by BASE RECORD: ESP FOLK ARCHIVE RECORDINGS.
Front Sleeve has a white Border with ESP 1028 STEREO written along spine ('twice') and THE FUGS written in the centre. [No number along top edge as on the Original.]
Back Sleeve design differs from the Original US 1st pressing on ESP 1028 [ http://www.localhost/Fugs-The-Fugs/release/1399448 ] by having the 3 photos of Band members in a row along the top half of the sleeve. Band Members are written on the left side and the original Review Notes written by Allen Ginsberg 6th March 1966, are reproduced on the right.
NB. Back side of the sleeve is almost identical to The Fugs II: Base Record – ESPS 1028. Release ID 3840596 [ http://www.localhost/Fugs-The-Fugs-II/release/3840596 ] which has written "Exclusive Distribution For WEST GERMANY: BASE RECORDS" directly below the Track-listing - This variation has "Made in Italy by: BASE RECORD Via Collanarini 26, Bologna tel. 051-534697 - relex 051-538017."
Note: The Label is completely different from the b&w ramp/rolling ball logo used on The Fugs -Fugs II: Base Record http://www.localhost/Fugs-The-Fugs/release/383583 and has ESP. DISK written in large black letters with a yellow '3rd Eye' (chakra) Design flashing through the text on a white background. Label Number is ESPS 1028.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: S.I.A.E.
- Matrix / Runout (Side A: Etched): ESPS 1028 A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B: Etched): ESPS 1028 B
|ESP 1028||The Fugs||The Fugs (LP, Album, Mono, Riv)||ESP Disk||ESP 1028||US||1966|
|ESP 1028, ESP- 1028||The Fugs||The Fugs (LP, RP, Album, Shi)||ESP Disk, ESP Disk||ESP 1028, ESP- 1028||US||1967|
|ESP-1028||The Fugs||The Fugs Second Album (LP, Album)||Sonet||ESP-1028||Sweden||1968|
|1028, ESP- 1028||The Fugs||The Fugs (LP, Mono, RP)||ESP Disk, ESP Disk||1028, ESP- 1028||US||1966|
|CDWIKD 121||The Fugs||The Fugs Second Album (CD, Album)||Fugs Records||CDWIKD 121||UK||1993|