A Kinder, Gentler Time


For an even better look at the pretentiousness of "The Fugs" (isn't that daring, they almost said "fuck',) check out the great Firing Line episode with Ed Sanders pretending to be an intellectual and getting pranked by a drunk Jack Kerouac while Buckley scrambles to get the conversation back on his lofty plane. Giggles abound:


Posted by Rob De Witt at April 7, 2016 9:13 PM

They have a website...and apparently reunited in 2012 in Cleveland.



Posted by tim at April 8, 2016 6:11 AM

Meh. Proto punk-rock provocateurs, like Iggy and the Stooges, or the MC5.

Posted by Skorpion at April 8, 2016 7:45 AM

A reminder of just how bleak it was. As late as ten years ago there was a character of this ilk that rode around the village on a large tricycle wearing a frock and striped leggings. They have amazing resiliency, always managing to somehow survive to "inspire" another generation.

Posted by Will at April 8, 2016 8:12 AM

I thought "Nothing" had a gleam of something.

Posted by pbird at April 8, 2016 8:39 AM

I think you are wrong about Wilhelm Reich.

Posted by Punditarian at April 8, 2016 9:36 AM

I could be. No doubt about that.

Posted by Van der Leun at April 8, 2016 9:46 AM

James De Meo PhD has done some interesting work validating some of Reich's work. He has also written a book that - based on empirical anthropological evidence - locates the origin of the cultural themes that undergird the phenomenon of Islamism in the pre-historic desertification of Northern Africa and Central Asia - the book is called "Saharasia."

Posted by Punditarian at April 8, 2016 2:59 PM

Wide Wide River is a great Fugs song.

Posted by harold t montgomery at April 8, 2016 5:41 PM

It is only a dream that such a pretentious addled twerp did not get lit up by a Charles Bronson stand-in while filmed by his equally full of themselves brethren.

It would have been useful as a salve; Lord knows it would have been useless as a lesson.

Posted by Mikey NTH at April 8, 2016 6:28 PM