Tuesday, December 14, 2010

You've Never Heard The Likes Of This Group. Truly.



The Shaggs play "My Pal Foot Foot", 1968. From their magnum opus Philosophy of the World.

One reviewer said that "There is no album you might own that sounds remotely like this one." Indeed. Frank Zappa called them "Better than the Beatles." And St. +Lester Bangs devoted an article to their polyrhythmic brilliance.

At first I thought this song was a refugee from Dr. DeMento's Audio Torture Chamber, where they held a place right next to Lou Reed's METAL MACHINE MUSIC....

...but it takes real talent to sound like, er, this. They are the Grandma Moses of rock. Truly.

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