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The Shaggs: They are so bad, they're popular

Report by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 June 1980

I FIRST HEARD about the Rounder label LP called The Shaggs — Philosophy of the World via a shout of outrage from my 14-year-old son ...

Slits: Y3LP (Y/Rough Trade import); The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World (Red Rooster/Rounder)

Review by Byron Coley, New York Rocker, September 1980

WHAT WE HAVE here are two sets of women arriving at (arguably) the same place by (unarguably) dissimilar routes. The place in question is Primitivesville ...

Shagg-Rock Comes Of Age

Comment by Robot A. Hull, Creem, December 1980

FREMONT, N.H. — In the antediluvian Era of High School, they would've been called "skaggs": three ugly dames who looked like they crawled out of ...

The Shaggs: Better Than the Beatles (and DNA, Too)

Retrospective by Lester Bangs, The Village Voice, 28 January 1981

I HAVE BEEN getting whiny letters from a lot of you lately complaining about the general state of the art. "What is all this shit?" ...

The Shaggs' Own Thing

Retrospective by Gary Pig Gold, In Music We Trust, November 1999

ON THE AFTERNOON of March 9, 1969, three guitar-and-drum-beating sisters from tiny Fremont, New Hampshire entered a tiny recording studio and emerged, just a few ...

The Shaggs: The Philosophy Of 50 Years

Retrospective by Gary Pig Gold, Segarini, 15 April 2019

ON AN EVEN damper than usual Spring afternoon in 1969, three guitar-and-drum-beating sisters from tiny Fremont, New Hampshire, entered an even tinier recording studio and ...


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