Thread: The Shaggs

    • 8 years 10 months ago
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    Frank Zappa said they were better than The Beatles. Opinions?

      • 8 years 10 months ago
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      Never heard of them, but if Zappa says they're better the Beatles, then they must be
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        • 8 years 10 months ago
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        What I've heard of their stuff was pretty horrible, although from what I gather it was through no fault of their own. Their father was a bit wacky. His mother gave him a palm reading and told him that, in the future, his daughters would start a rock band, so he bought them some instruments and ordered them to start playing and writing songs immediately.
        "Preserving the old ways from being abused,
        Protecting the new ways for me and for you.
        What more can we do?"
        --The Kinks, "Village Green Preservation Society"
          • 8 years 10 months ago
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          Yeah the music is absolutely awful. Tom Cruise bought the rights to their biography and is going to produce a movie about them. Could be interesting.
            • 8 years 10 months ago
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            The singer actually has a not bad and pretty distinct voice, but the guitarist and drummer are totally incompetant. Their song My Pal Foot Foot is an alright enough novelty song and I like the title track from Philosiphy of the World, it's about the concept of the haves and havenots which isn't often a basis for lyrics in pop music.
              • 8 years 10 months ago
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              Quote by Funky_Guy
              The singer actually has a not bad and pretty distinct voice, but the guitarist and drummer are totally incompetant. Their song My Pal Foot Foot is an alright enough novelty song and I like the title track from Philosiphy of the World, it's about the concept of the haves and havenots which isn't often a basis for lyrics in pop music.


              The fat man wants what the skinny person's got...Great track.
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