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The Druds

The Druds was a short-lived avant-garde noise music band that featured prominent members of the New York proto-conceptual art and minimal art community. The band's noise rock sound has been compared to that of their friend Henry Flynt and/or The Primitives, the band that featured the first collaboration of Lou Reed and John Cale, who would soon form The Velvet Underground.[1]

Band members

Minimalist Walter De Maria played drums, painter Larry Poons played guitar, and composer La Monte Young played the saxophone; artist and poet Patty Mucha (then Patty Oldenburg, as she was married to sculptor Claes Oldenburg) was the lead singer. Jasper Johns wrote neodada lyrics and Andy Warhol occasionally sang (he sang a song about Coca-Cola[2] and movie stars).[3] Lucas Samaras was also involved in the group.[4]


  1. ^ [1] Warhol Live: Music and Dance in Andy Warhol's Workat the Frist Center for the Visual Arts by Robert Stalker
  2. ^ [2] Warhol Live: Music and Dance in Andy Warhol's Workat the Frist Center for the Visual Arts by Robert Stalker
  3. ^ [3] Patty Mucha on The Druds
  4. ^ [4] FROM WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT The Velvet Underground DAY BY DAY
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