The Shaggs - Shaggs Own Thing

The Shaggs - Shaggs Own Thing

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When The Shaggs’ Philosophy Of The World came out in 1969, some people couldn’t or wouldn’t understand it. But many musicians, including Frank Zappa and Kurt Cobain, cited the Shaggs as a major influence. Heck, Zappa exclaimed they were “better than the Beatles!” NRBQ’s Terry Adams and Keith Spring were such fans, and after reissuing Philosophy in 1980 on their own Red Rooster label, Adams began work on a collection of recordings the Wiggin sisters had made in the years following their debut. The result was Shaggs’ Own Thing – a beguiling follow-up that reveals a more developed and mature sound while still retaining all of their homespun uniqueness.
Remastered from the original tapes with liner notes by John DeAngelis, this reissue includes the bonus track Love at First Sight, first issued on the 1988 Red Rooster / Rounder Shaggs CD and appears on LP for the first time, plus three additional tracks on CD: Sweet Maria and The Missouri Waltz, first released by Light In The Attic as a limited-edition Record Store Day 45 in 2016, and the previously unreleased cover of the classic surf instrumental Wipe Out.

Format / LP
Label / Light in the Attic
Cat No / LITA193-1
Genre / Indie
Release date / 17 July 2020

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