By the time of this recording on June 1, 1968 at the Fillmore East, the Fugs had evolved from their primitive beginnings into a pretty full and tight rock band. They'd also grown into a pretty large group, in fact, with ten musicians, including two drummers. However, most of the material was initially recorded between 1965 and 1966, ESP era. While some listeners might be disappointed by the absence of live versions of highlights from their Reprise records, this release actually has more value than the typical live album because it has notably different arrangements of well-known songs.
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: Golden Filth Not enough Tuli and a touch too much Ed, but this LP-recorded June 1, 1968, at one of their last shows-is their scush-slurfing testament
Classic live Fugs album. I got this when I was in high school. Could not play the record when my mom was in earshot, but all my friends and I love this album, still do. These guys are in music history books, folks. One person found this helpful. This album is not for the faint of heart in these rigidly comically-correct times, but remains entertaining, if for nothing else by the between-song banter.
The Fugs radio spot for Golden Filth.
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