BELZER and Other Luminaries to join THE FUGS for TULI KUPFERBERG
Benefit Concert - January 22nd, 2010 at ST. ANN's WAREHOUSE in Brooklyn
Counter-Culture Icons THE FUGS To Release Stunning New Album 'BE
FREE! FINAL CD (PART 2)' on February 23, 2010
NEW YORK, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- LOU REED, PHILIP GLASS, JOHN ZORN,
GARY LUCAS, RICHARD BELZER and SONIC YOUTH will join THE FUGS for a
benefit concert for TULI KUPFERBERG, the Beat poet and original
member of THE FUGS, at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn on January 22,
2010. Mr. Kupferberg, 86, has had two strokes over the last year,
which have left him blind. The tickets for the concert, produced by
HAL WILLNER, will help pay his medical expenses. Others performers
include singer John Kruth; and Peter Stampfel of the Holy Modal
Rounders (who also played on early Fugs albums). Tickets are $75 to
$125 and are available at https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/7900805
or (718) 254.8779.
Rock pioneers THE FUGS - the world's first major underground/punk
group - will release their final, and arguably best-ever studio
recording - BE FREE! FINAL CD (PART 2), on February 23, 2010.
BE FREE! delivers 14 tracks of pure sonic joy, from the opening
psych-rocker "Be Free", to the transcendent, chill-inducing closer
"Greenwich Village of My Dreams". Featuring the band's 25-year-strong
lineup of Steve Taylor (guitar and vocals), Coby Batty (drums and
vocals), and co-producer Scott Petito (bass and keyboards) - this is
a monumental recording of two great American poets and songwriters:
founding Fugs Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg. Tuli, unable to join
the band in the studio, recorded his parts on remote equipment from
his Manhattan home.
BE FREE! is a fitting bookend to a remarkable 45-year career. THE
FUGS have had a significant impact on the evolution of rock music,
their influence was apparent in their Village contemporaries Frank
Zappa/Mothers of Invention and The Velvet Underground, just as it is
in today's indie rock and freak folk.
Last November, THE FUGS released five rare concerts and studio
recordings to digital retailers. Ed Sanders will publish a new memoir
covering his time with THE FUGS with Da Capo Press in 2010.
THE FUGS - BE FREE! FINAL CD (PART 2)
Fugs Records - UPC: 188666000463
In Stores February 23, 2010
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