I like the Shaggs because everyone knows how it's supposed to sound. And the Shaggs don't sound like that.
The Shaggs make you wonder: What music would you have played, if you had been pulled from high school by your father, along with your two sisters and told to make a rock and roll album?
Chances are, nothing you would have made would be as inventive as Philosophy of the World, 32 minutes and 25 seconds of listening that makes you hear music in a brand new way, an album people are still talking about, nearly a half century after The Shaggs recorded it.
tad neuhaus, organ
joanna dane, vocals