This is/was (arguably) the WORST record ever made....

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  1. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Like playing along with this guy?
     
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  2. heinzman

    heinzman Gretschie

    I have a heart for people like:
    Hipbone Slim
    the Lege (Legendary Stardust Cowboy)
    Buck Naked & The Bare Bottom Boys
    Nervous Norvus
    The Haze (Hasil Adkins)
    The Shaggs (own both LP´s)
    Reverend Beat Man, and so on

    All funny people with no lots of musical talent!
     
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  3. toddfan

    toddfan Country Gent

    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    You mean...like THIS one?
     

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  4. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    Houston
    Kind of but not exactly. I like Spence in small doses...

    -m
     
  5. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

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  6. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I’ll take The Shaggs over most bands I hear on classic rock radio.
     
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  7. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

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    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Good point!
     
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  8. azrielle

    azrielle Electromatic

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    Feb 24, 2021
    Lund,NV USA
    The my pal foot song reminded me of, and has more than a passive resemblance to the Ellen Page/Michael Cera duet in the movie Juno:
     
  9. DougieNorrie

    DougieNorrie Electromatic

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    Nov 10, 2020
    Liverpool
    That's what Kings of Leon were like when I unfortunately heard them before the Beta Band at a festival. (Beta Band were at the other end of the quality spectrum)
     
  10. DougieNorrie

    DougieNorrie Electromatic

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    Nov 10, 2020
    Liverpool
    Genius is an overused word but I'm calling that genius
     
  11. That would be Great!
     
  12. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    1) I got time for that. Not going to listen to it all day but i definitely think theres a place for it in the world of music.

    2) My band (Slunq) and probably lots of your bands take ourselves seriously as having something to bring to the table….. and we’ve never managed to generate four pages of discussion on a music forum.

    3) Ken Ardley Playboys. Their debut album “We’ve Got Ken” is really good. Their version of “Fool On The Hill” is a great example of “pants” as an artform.
     
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  13. Ducksteino

    Ducksteino Newbie

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    Jun 13, 2021
    NY
    I took a few lessons with a jazz cat named Andrew Green. He and a few friends put together a Shaggs night where they played this album live in NYC. It was pretty epic.
     
  14. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

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    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Unfortunately, it isn't enough to be a tight band made up of players with great chops. You need to do something outlandish if you want to be noticed, at least in the short term. Gene Simmons claims thats the reason KISS wore the Kubuki make-up, and he created his "demon" persona. I guess you could say the same about the onstage antics of Alice Cooper, Ozzy, Marilyn Manson, et. al.
     
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  15. Everthine

    Everthine Electromatic

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    Jun 16, 2021
    Ct

    Phish circa 1968....
     
  16. VRomanojr

    VRomanojr Electromatic

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    Dec 4, 2012
    West Virginia
    I can't be disparaging because they had a Mercury Records release and I didn't.
     
  17. gretsch-to-go

    gretsch-to-go Gretschie

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    Oct 2, 2019
    Palm Coast, FL
    The vocals are karaoke pretty much. Remember there was an American Idol audition William Hung and his infamous "She Bangs" rendition. He also did what anyone would call covers of We Are The Champions & Achy Breaky Heart in 2004 & 2005. He got a record deal in 2004, releasing 3 albums.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hung
     
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  18. Joe90

    Joe90 Synchromatic

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    Jul 6, 2014
    Canada
    Wow! Four pages and no reference to Yoko Ono!

    I always knew that time would reveal Yoko as a musical genius, far above the likes of her troglodyte husband, John Lennon.
     
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  19. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    So, you mean you're missing the chance to go into debt to a record label? Ha!

    ... but you got a valid point. One way or another, The Shaggs, the Stardust Cowboy, Napoleon XIV, Nervous Norvus and other similar novelty acts did their thing and worked their way into the rock history books and the consciousness of - if not the general public - at least music aficionados. After all, here are talking about them 50 years later.

    Give 'em credit where it's due. Well done.
     
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  20. Irish-Jay

    Irish-Jay Electromatic

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    Jul 2, 2015
    Vancouver, WA
    This seems to me to be the absolute foundation for the late 1980’s (MTV video) Punk Rock Girl, by the Dead Milkmen. It was one of their only air played songs and, after now hearing this SHAGGS song, I can see the history.
    Thanks for sharing!
     
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