26 minutes | Jan 13, 2020

BH001: The FBI Are Mugs; I Like the Fugs (...and Crass)

In this first episode of Barely Human, we investigate two underground bands who managed to attract the eye of Presidents, Prime Ministers, the FBI and MI6. We look at '60s counter-cultural actors The Fugs, who were present at the famed Flower Power protests of 1967 and were described by J. Edgar Hoover as "repulsive to right-thinking people." Then we turn to '80s anarcho-punk agitators Crass, who managed to fool both the CIA and MI6 into believing they were Soviet spies. ~~ Help fund Season 2! Subscribe to our zine and cassette mail order at https://patreon.com/barelyhuman ~~Barely Human was written and hosted by Max Easton and produced by Jason L'Ecuyer and Marty Peralta of Output Media. Theme song by Sydney punk band Tim & The Boys. Visit the website for show notes featuring extra discussion, sources, further reading and detailed credits at https://www.barelyhuman.info/2020/01/ep-1-fbi-are-mugs-i-like-fugs-and-crass.html. The accompanying playlist, 'Anarcho Counter Culture' can be found here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3SpofGtVR0vSt0mvdvNseN. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are all @barelyhumanpod.
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