Monday, June 06, 2011

The Shaggs Are NOT The Worst Band Ever!

Someone's created a musical around the magical Wiggins sisters, whose band The Shaggs are best known for their album "Philosophy Of The World." If you haven't heard it, you need to hear it RIGHT NOW. Some damn the Shaggs with the faint praise of "so bad it's good," but I'm sorry. I've listened to "My Pal Foot-Foot" dozens of times and you couldn't pay me to sit through an Ozzy Osbourne disc. I really like their music, honest, no caveats.

And now there's a musical dedicated to them! If it brings their music to more listeners, great!

Horribly, it appears the Shaggs catalog is out of print on CD, but you can download their magnificence if so inclined! AND you should be so inclined!!!

ADDED 6/7/11: Check out the comments for info on a remastered edition of "Philosophy Of The World" from the same folks doing the musical. I ordered mine!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI: the original 1969 recording “Philosophy of the World” has been remastered and reissued on CD. The private-label recording is now being sold exclusively through the stage production in three ways: at performances of the musical at Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street, NYC), online at and by calling (212) 564-1235 x3152. CDs are $16 each. In addition to the original liner notes from 1969, the booklet also features new liner notes written by Joy Gregory, book writer and co-lyricist for the musical.

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