Belle Of Avenue A
Rare & Collectible Vinyl Records


Belle Of Avenue A
Rare 1969 US White Label Promo. VG++/NM-. Some Light Foxing On The Cover. "The Fugs Sounded A Little Weary And Burnt Out On Their Final Studio Album Of The 1960s. The Psychedelic Experimentation And Orchestral Arrangements Of 1968's It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest Were Ditched In Favor Of Basic Rock Or Even, At Times, Acoustic Performances. The Title Track And "Queen Of The Nile" Are Essentially Ed Sanders Solo Cuts, With Acoustic Guitar Accompaniment By Dan Hamburg; "Bum's Song" Is Likewise Pretty Much A Tuli Kupferberg Recording, With Just His Voice And Hamburg's Guitar. The Sexually And Politically Charged Heart Of The Band Continued To Beat On Songs Like "Chicago" (Originally Written For The Soundtrack Of A Yippie Movie About Chicago Police Riots At The 1968 Democratic Convention) And "The Belle Of Avenue A," About A Quickie Between A Hippie And A Truck Driver. But The Production And Adrenaline Levels Are Kind Of Flat. The Country Influence That Was Always Present In Ed Sanders' Singing And Songwriting Started To Really Flower On This Lp, Where His Yodeling Vocal Style -- Which Was Less Than An Acquired Taste -- Prefigured The Country Satire Of His 1969 Debut Solo Album, Sanders' Truckstop. It Was Up To Tuli Kupferberg To Provide The Record's Highlight, The Sincere Ballad "Flower Children"." AMG - Richie Unterberger.

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  • Artist: Fugs
  • Genre: Pop
  • Type: Used - LP
  • Label: Reprise
  • Catalog ID: RS 6359
  • Condition:
    Very Good Plus (VG+)
    Very Good Plus (VG+)
  • Country ID: USA
  • SKU: 104665

Track List

A1 Bum's Song
A2 Dust Devil
A3 Chicago
A4 Four Minutes To Twelve
A5 Mr. Mack
B1 Belle Of Avenue A
B2 Queen Of The Nile
B3 Flower Children
B4 Yodeling Yippie
B5 Children Of The Dream