Fugs - Human nature

How did the Fugs get the band name - Norman Mailer - The Naked and the Dead book coverThe Fugs (New York) were founded by poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg. The band played mostly folk rock and psychedelic rock 'n' roll songs.

For the band name a 1948 novel by Norman Mailer was read, called The Naked and the Dead.

At that time it was not done to use overly explicit words, so Mailer saw himself forced to find a euphemism for the (in a soldiers novel simply unavoidable) words fuck and fucking.

That is why the words fug and fugging were introduced.

Fortunately Mailer did not shrink from putting quite a few fugs in his text.

Active: 1965-1969; 1985-present, USA
Site: http://www.thefugs.com/

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