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    The Fugs Ed English 1966 short film excerpt

    Tuli Kupferberg

    by Tuli Kupferberg

    A clip from of a rarely seen short 16mm film by Edward English, 1966_"(Sights and sounds of the lower East Side rain forest.) This film captures a bit of the Fugs' environment, which includes the lower East Side, the Waldorf Astoria, the MacDougal Street scene, police harassment, show biz, humanity, their audiences, and the filmmaker." --E.E._The Fugs were a seminal protopunk garage psych folk rock band of the 1960s and leaders of countercultural political movements from the Lower East Side in Manhattan. Pacifists, they opposed the war in Viet Nam, advocated non-violence, sexual freedom, vegetarianism, socialism and personified the hippy lifestyle of the 1960s. They drew inspiration from William Blake, the beat poets and sometimes included Allen Ginsberg in their band._Featuring Ed Sanders, Ken Weaver, Tuli Kupferberg, Vinnie Leary and others.