Fugs 4, Rounders Score

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Fugs 4, Rounders Score
Studio album by The Fugs, The Holy Modal Rounders
Released 1975
Recorded 1965
Genre Rock, protopunk, psychedelic
Label ESP-Disk
Producer Ed Sanders, Harry Smith, Richard Alderson
The Fugs, The Holy Modal Rounders chronology
Virgin Fugs
(1967)

Fugs 4, Rounders Score is a 1975 compilation album of material by The Fugs and The Holy Modal Rounders, including seven previously unreleased performances from the Fugs' first recording session (April 1965), when the Rounders (Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber) were members of the Fugs' band. The title is both a reference to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address ("Four score and seven years ago...), and the fact that this is the fourth album of Fugs material released on ESP, as well as a pun on "score" as drug slang. Although all recordings were made under the umbrella of the Fugs, the 6 lead vocals by Stampfel and Weber on Side A allow the album to function as a Rounders compilation as well. There is a notable and unusual lack of lead vocalizing by Ed Sanders, the most prominent vocalist on all other Fugs albums.

The LP was released on ESP Disc (ESP 2018), probably without the foreknowledge or permission of the musicians.

One of the previously unreleased tracks ("Defeated") was later re-released as a bonus track on the CD version of The Village Fugs.

Track listing[edit]

Side A

  1. "Boobs a Lot" (Steve Weber) – 2:13
  2. "Romping Through The Swamp" (Peter Stampfel) – 2:32
  3. "Defeated" (Kupferberg) – 2:30
  4. "Crowley Waltz" (Traditional) – 1:42
  5. "Fiddler a Dram" (Traditional) – 2:32
  6. "Fishing Blues" (Traditional) – 1:56
  7. "New Amphetamine Shriek (Stampfel) – 2:24
  8. "Jackoff Blues" (Kupferberg) – 1:52

Side B

  1. "I Couldn't Get High" (Ken Weaver) – 2:01
  2. "Slum Goddess" (Weaver) – 1:55
  3. "Caca Rocka" (Kupferberg) – 1:30
  4. "CIA Man" (Kupferberg) – 2:48
  5. "Kill for Peace" (Tuli Kupferberg) – 2:07
  6. "Morning, Morning" (Kupferberg) – 2:07
  7. "Virgin Forest Excerpt" (Alderson, Crabtree, Sanders) – 5:23

Tracks A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 A8 recorded April 1965, and previously unreleased.
Tracks A1, B1, B2 from The Fugs First Album.
Tracks B3, B4 from Virgin Fugs. (Note: Cover notes notwithstanding, it is an alternate take of A7 that appears on Virgin Fugs.)
Tracks B5, B6, B7 From The Fugs.

Tracks A2, A4, A5 and A6 feature only Stampfel and Weber.
A1 and A7 feature lead vocals by Weber and/or Stampfel, making them arguably Holy Modal Rounders recordings as well as Fugs recordings.

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