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  • Refuse to Be Burnt Out

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New Rose Records

"Yes, "Ah Sunflower" and "How Sweet I Roam'd" on The Fugs First Album; a new version of "How Sweet" -- with a new singer with a beautiful set of pipes, Steve Taylor-- appears on their 1984 live reunion album, Refuse to Be Burnt Out, and another version on The Real Woodstock Festival (1995) -- which latter also contains their "Auguries of Innocence" and "Nurse's Song." On their Live from the 60's (1995) you'll find "Homage to Catherine and William Blake." They've also set poems by Swinburne ("Before the Beginning of Years") and Matthew Arnold ("Dover Beach"). So if your interest runs toward pornographic discordant atonal folk-rock, they're your band." —Jack Lynch