Proper on time, simply after they’re wanted, the Fugs are again once more with a brand-new album, this one titled Dancing within the Universe. And to have fun the discharge, the legendary Beat/folks/protopunk/rock ’n’ roll/protest band will return to the Byrdcliffe Barn in Woodstock for 2 uncommon live shows, on August 18 and 19.
“I based the Fugs with [vocalist and lyricist] Tuli Kupferberg 59 years in the past to mix music, poetry, topical themes, and common dancing!!!,” says vocalist, lyricist, and Woodstock resident Ed Sanders, the group’s sole authentic member. “The Fugs are very a lot right here and now, and prepared for a New World to blossom forth!!!” The present lineup of the band has been collectively for greater than 30 years and in addition consists of Steven Taylor (guitar, keyboards), Coby Batty (drums), and studio engineer Scott Petito (bass), at whose NRS Recording Studio Dancing within the Universe and several other earlier Fugs albums have been recorded.
Amongst its 13 tracks, Dancing within the Universe consists of 4 songs that includes lead vocals recorded by Kupferberg earlier than his 2010 passing. Right here’s “Tune for Emma Goldman”:
The Fugs will carry out on the Byrdcliffe Barn on the Byrdcliffe Artwork Colony in Woodstock on August 18 and 19 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30 (Byrdcliffe members are $25).