Sunday, July 22, 2012

FUG YOU Inside 1960's NYC Counterculture


“An informal history of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the Fuck You Press, the Fugs and counterculture in the lower east side”

A new book by Ed Sanders

An insiders look at New York cities counterculture in the 1960's by one who had a promminent place in developing it. Ed Sanders was a publisher, poet, leader of The Fugs and all around rabble rouser. It's all here from his days in New York city, to helping Abbie Hoffman levitate the Pentagon, to the streets of Chicago in 68' to the start of his investigation into the Manson family. This book is a nice slice of 1960's history and is well worth reading.

Who were the Fugs you may well ask? Here is a clip of them playing on Swedish tv in 1966.

And here's an hour long interview w/ Ed from 1975. 

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