Discussion in 'Music' started by JHarasym, May 21, 2020.
This is too good not to list again.
I think what I like the best is the jazz drumming
I got to 44 seconds...with pain and suffering throughout.
Then you missed the drum solo
Yeah that's pretty special stuff.
There have been groups who have done performances covering the Shaggs music with great attention to detail (they frigging nailed it).
Zappa and Cobain are both said to have been fans.
They had a.....difficult....relationship with their father. Not movie-of-the-week difficult or Joe Jackson difficult, but difficult. Let's just say the band was not the daughters' idea.
And just what the hell brand of guitars ARE those?
And if you like the Shaggs, try a little Wild Man Fischer.
I think I like the drummer
Now, you see? That one I actually was kinda getting the hook near the end. It sounded at least like all the players could hear each other and were playing the same song. I like the Oooh oooh oooh parts.
But I think the Shaggs are on a completely different level. The father was either oblivious or willfully ignorant to push those girls who apparently showed no aptitude for music whatsoever.
But hey, Wild Man Fischer is now going in my weird file.
Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.
Honestly, it took several attempts, some weeks apart before I was able to get through a whole track.
I bought "Philosophy of the World". Their only album, I think. It's good. Not derivative. The 12-bar pattern is nowhere to be found. Nor a II-V arrangement.
are all the songs as 'good' as the one in the OP?
No. Just. No.
I love The Shaggs. Seriously. I listen to the full album several times a year. No matter how much I study/practise/analyze, I will *never* be able to play what they play, the way they play it.
I once read a quote, attributed to Pablo Picasso, along the lines of him regretting that he spent his adult life trying, and failing, to re-learn how to draw like a child.
There is a joy, a celebration, in the music of The Shaggs. There is, I imagine, a freedom that exists in the ability to color outside the lines. Sometimes I wish I knew how that freedom felt.
Have you read (or seen the film) about Maud Lewis, the artist from near Digby, Nova Scotia? She appears to have accomplished (to some extent) what Picasso might have been striving for.
Never heard of her....thanks so much for the referral.
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