The Shaggs "Philosophy of The World"
The Shaggs, an American band, released their only studio album, "Philosophy of the World", in 1969.
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The Shaggs, an American band, released their only studio album, "Philosophy of the World", in 1969. The band was formed at the request of their father, who believed in their potential success, and the album was recorded and released by a local record label in Massachusetts. Despite receiving little attention and disbanding in 1975 after their father's death, "Philosophy of the World" gained a following over time due to its unconventional and unpolished sound.
The album features poorly tuned guitars, erratic time signatures, disjointed drum parts, simple lyrics about pets and family, and wandering melodies. It has been both criticized as one of the worst records ever made and praised as a work of accidental brilliance. Despite its initial lack of success, the album gained a following among musicians over time and attracted fans such as Frank Zappa, Kurt Cobain, and NRBQ
After it was reissued in 1980 by Rounder Records, it received positive reviews for its originality and unique sound in publications such as Rolling Stone and The Village Voice