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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Butch Ammon, Jul 30, 2021.
Like playing along with this guy?
I have a heart for people like:
the Lege (Legendary Stardust Cowboy)
Buck Naked & The Bare Bottom Boys
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!
You mean...like THIS one?
Kind of but not exactly. I like Spence in small doses...
Each to their own, but I'll take Sam the Sham over the Shaggs any day of the week, and twice on Sunday. Here's a little gem I only just discovered, and a link to an article about it.
I’ll take The Shaggs over most bands I hear on classic rock radio.
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:
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)
Genius is an overused word but I'm calling that genius
That would be Great!
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.
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.
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.
Phish circa 1968....
I can't be disparaging because they had a Mercury Records release and I didn't.
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.
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.
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.
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!