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The Fugs - Electromagnetic Steamboat (3 cd 2001)

Posted By : bearwil | Date : 20 Jul 2007 15:24:00 | Comments : 4 |
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The Fugs - Electromagnetic Steamboat - The Reprise recordings (3 cd 2001)
rock | 192 kbps mp3 | 316 Mb rar-files | plus covers

As promised in my previous Fugs-post their complete Reprise discography. It's a pity that I only have it as 192 mp3, a decent quality but not perfect. But it is possible to replace the songs on disc 1 of the 'It crawled into...' album by the Flac's or 320's from my previous post.

About Electromagnetic Steamboat


According to the copious 40-page full-color liner notes that accompany this strictly limited-edition three-CD set, Electromagnetic Steamboat: The Reprise Recordings gathers "every unique master recording of the Fugs that was delivered to and survives in the Reprise [Records] archives." This includes not only the four long-players: Tenderness Junction, It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest, The Belle of Avenue A, and Golden Filth, but also an additional 40 minutes of material that never made it onto a standard commercial release.

The Fugs first gained notoriety with their cerebral marriage of Lower East Side beatnik philosophies to electric folk music in 1964. This culminated in a series of definitive underground recordings on the New York City based ESP label. It was after a somewhat acrimonious split that the Fugs signed with the decidedly West Coast RepriseRecords. The band's revolving door personnel features a few familiar session musicians during this era. Among the more notable names are Danny Kortchmar (guitar), Charles Larkey (bass), Bob Mason (drums), Richard Tee (organ), jazz legend Julius Watkins (French horn), and Ken Pine (guitar). Remaining at the inventive center of the Fugs are Tuli Kupferberg (vocals), Ed Saunders (vocals), and Ken Weaver (vocals/drums). Even with the lack of stability in the lineup, the nature of the band remained pure. In light of the political and social situations that the world faced in the late '60s, the Fugs' single-minded resonance of a Dionysian reality seemed practically surreal. The multi-dimensional "War Song" – originally issued on Tenderness Junction – acknowledges the duality of base gratification during wartime. Golden Filth is conspicuous as the only live album in the lot. Recorded at Bill "Uncle Bobo" Graham's Fillmore East, the set includes "I Want to Know," in addition to tracks from their ESP days – including "Coca Cola Douche," which is titled "CCD" for obvious legal reasons.

Additionally there is the "promo album version" of "Crystal Liaison" that was issued exclusively on the Some of Our Best Friends Are disc. Finally, the infamous five-track demo reel delivered – but never issued – to Atlantic Records is released here for the first time in its entirety.
Electromagnetic Steamboat: The Reprise Recordings is limited to an edition of 5,000

Disc 1
1.01 - 1.14
Tenderness Junction

1. Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out (Leary/Sanders/Weaver) - 4:32

2. Knock Knock (Sanders) - 4:12

3. The Garden Is Open (Kupferberg) - 6:02

4. Wet Dream (Sanders) - 3:16

5. Hare Krishna (Ginsberg/Zeus) - 3:21

6. Exorcising the Evil Spirits From the... - 3:16

7. War Song (Pine/Sanders/Weaver) - 5:19

8. Dover Beach (Arnold/Kupferberg) - 3:53

9. Fingers of the Sun (Pound/Pyramid Text 1078/Sanders) - 2:22

10. Aphrodite Mass: I. Litany of the Street... (Elton/Sanders/Sappho)

11. Aphrodite Mass: II. Genuflection at the... (Elton/Sanders/Sappho)

12. Aphrodite Mass: III. Petals In the Sea (Elton/Sanders/Sappho)

13. Aphrodite Mass: IV. Sappho's Hymn to... (Elton/Sanders/Sappho)

14. Aphrodite Mass: V. Homage to Throb Thrills (Elton/Sanders/Sappho)

1.15 - 1.30
It crawled into my hand honest

1. Crystal Liaison (Sanders/Weaver) - 3:11

2. Ramses II Is Dead, My Love (Sanders) - 2:50

3. Burial Waltz (Sanders/Smith) - 2:27

4. Wide, Wide River (Weaver) - 2:53

5. Life Is Strange - 2:41

6. Johnny Pissoff Meets the Red Angel - 4:33

7. Marijuana - 1:36

8. Leprechaun - :11

9. When the Mode Of Music Changes - 3:55

10. Whimpers From the Jello - :21

11. The Divine Toe, Part I - :37

12. We're Both Dead Now, Alice - :15

13. Life Is Funny - :14

14. Grope Need, Part 1/Tuli, Visited By the... - :38

15. Robinson Crusoe - :17

16. Claude Pelieu and J.J. Lebel Discuss the... - 4:27

17. The National Haiku Contest - :24

18. The Divine Toe, Part II - :47

19. Irene - 1:11

Disc 2
2.02 - 2.11

The belle of avenue A

1. Bum's Song (Kupferberg) - 3:02

2. Dust Devil (Weaver) - 3:15

3. Chicago (MacDonald/Pine/Sanders) - 2:11

4. Four Minutes to Twelve (Weaver) - 5:37

5. Mr. Mack (Sanders) - 3:49

6. Belle of Avenue A (Sanders) - 5:40

7. Queen of the Nile - 2:44

8. Flower Children (Kupferberg) - 4:22

9. Yodeling Yippie (Sanders) - 2:16

10. Children of the Dream (Kupferberg) - 5:55

2.12 - 2.20
Golden filth

1. Slum Goddess (Weaver) - 3:10

2. CCD - 2:50

3. How Sweet I Roamed (Blake/Sanders) - 3:21

4. I Couldn't Get High (Weaver) - 4:08

5. Saran Wrap - 3:45

6. I Want to Know (Olson/Sanders) - 2:39

7. Home Made (Sanders) - 5:18

8. Nothing (Kupferberg) - 4:54

9. Supergirl (Kupferberg) - 2:42

Disc 3
3.01 - 3.15

outtakes and alternative cuts




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Posted By: Buzzlitejear Date: 20 Jul 2007 19:35:14
Thank you... Thank you... Thank you!! These guys were great - been looking for newer stufff as the old vinyls are worn out!
Posted By: comgar Date: 17 Aug 2007 01:18:23
yup big fan Thanks muchly
Posted By: dymmych Date: 19 Aug 2007 08:40:56
but where is the track 2.01? Please add it since the album without it might be incomplete. hoping it wouldn't be too difficult
Posted By: bearwil Date: 19 Sep 2007 00:34:37
Track 2.01 is exactly the same as the tracks on 'It crawled into my hands', they were just put in a different order to be used on a promotional cd. That's why they were left off by the guy I got it from.