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The Fugs, Albert Camus, and the Psychedelicatessen

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Reading about all the causes that Ed Saunders promoted (legalize pot, stop the war in Vietnam, providing advice for young men facing the draft, free speech) one is forced to stop and ask:   "Where did he get the energy to do all that?"   For those who didn't become quite active in all those causes, it seems natural to ask if it was worth all the effort.   Some of the early anti-Vietnam activities Sanders describes will soon be marking their half century anniversary.   Will there be any sentimental laden 50th anniversary events in 2013?   If so, will they get any mainstream media news coverage?   Would such a hypothetical event inspire a Fugs reunion?  

[Note from the Photo Editor:   The World's Laziest Journalist Legal Department was very reluctant to approve a shot of just the cover of the Ed Sanders book and so a file shot of a West Coast location that was also famous for spawning successful music careers at the same time the Fugs were hitting it big in New York City was used.]

On page 206, Sanders quotes a 1966 review in the New York Times in which Robert Shelton wrote:   "The Fugs might be considered the musical children of Lenny Bruce, the angry satirist. . . . While obviously far out by most accepted standards of popular music, the Fugs are clever, biting and effective satirists."

Now the disk jockey will play the Fugs' "Kill for Peace," Country Joe's song "Dark Clouds" (from his new "Time Flies By" album), and Seasick Steve's song "Dog House Boogie."   We have to go see if the Berkeley Barb has any relationship to Malibu Barbie.    Have a "meteoric rise to fame" type week.

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BP graduated from college in the mid sixties (at the bottom of the class?) He told his draft board that Vietnam could be won without his participation. He is still appologizing for that mistake. He received his fist photo lesson from a future (more...)

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