"I'm So Happy When You're Near"
The best way to describe the The Shaggs is
to show you what other people have said about them:
"The Shaggs. Better than the Beatles - even today." - Frank Zappa
"The Shaggs are like castaways on their own musical island." - Bonnie
"... For me, one song about your real life is worth ten "professional" songs.
The Shaggs convince me that they're the real thing when they sing." - Jonathan
"They bring my mind to a complete halt." - Carla Bley
Actually, a better way is to
give you a link to the original liner notes. Seriously,
it's worth a read. Their two records are on my List of Things To Do When I'm
Depressed. Seriously, listening to them changes your life.
"As mass media increasingly
permeates our society with a sameness that is frightening, it seems unlikely
that another band of this kind of quality and originality will ever come along