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"Do You Have a Band?"Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City$
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Daniel Kane

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780231162975

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231162975.001.0001

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The Fugs Are Coming

The Fugs Are Coming

(p.19) One The Fugs Are Coming
"Do You Have a Band?"

Daniel Kane

Columbia University Press

The Fugs’ music drew on writers as diverse as Blake, Swinburne, Auden and Ginsberg, creating entirely new forms of reception for texts that had traditionally been consigned to the page. And yet, most histories of 1960s countercultural music tend to elide the Fugs both as punk precursors and as riotous cultural critics who reconciled nineteenth and twentieth century poetry with rock ‘n’ roll before Lou Reed, Patti Smith or Richard Hell’s own invocations of bardic authority. This chapter traces how the Fugs’s “low fi noisy shit about poetry sex and drugs” reveals them to be the first rock band to show how poetry and rock could work together to promote a visibly confrontational and noisy youth-oriented sensibility.

Keywords:   The Fugs, Allen Ginsberg, Holy Modal Rounders, Fuck you / a magazine of the arts, Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg

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