Guest Book Thingy-majiger

Well, the Shaggs are a wonder to us all, but that "all" does not seem to encompass very many people. If you have heard the Shaggs and have anything to say about them or just want to list your favorite track (or maybe I should says favoriteS as who could choose?!?!?), be my guest (literally) and sign-in. The "email" field is optional and if you do fill it in, your name will become an email link. If not, I guess we (the royal "we" of course) cannot hold it against you. :)


Other shaggs fans:

[227] anna (November 03, 2015 at 19:07 EST) from Sabadell, Catalunya
found site from: Other shaggs related web site
I'm studying linear geometry late at night and discovering the shaggs is the best that could have ever happened to me.
[217] Andrew
(May 20, 2013 at 09:02 EST) from Parking Norway
www.parkingrondo.pl - found site from: Other shaggs related web site
It's fascinating how Internet let the word about The Shaggs spread. It certainly doesn't make them into the top charts, but people can rest assured that this music has a chance to touch people around the globe... touch people who are open for it. This is wonderful.
[203] Brett Stauffer (November 02, 2012 at 02:02 EST) from Twin Falls, Idaho
www.buckyogi.com - found site from: Google
"Philosophy of the World" is one of the most emotionally and spiritually engaging albums I have ever heard. I own both the 1988 Rounder compilation and the 1999 RCA release with the original mix, running order, and album art.
[202] Vaylor (October 17, 2012 at 18:56 EST) from Atlanta
vaylor.info - found site from: Google
There's too much to say, too much to ask, and no way I can fit it all into this tiny box. The short version is: I am a fan.
[198] Louis (September 27, 2012 at 08:13 EST) from England UK
found site from: Other shaggs related web site
Just got my shaggs CD. Big fan of 60's psych and garage and what can I say about the shaggs. Well at least they tried to play their instruments. Today they don't even do that do they. I hear worse on the radio and TV every day in the UK.
[158] OSMAN (April 22, 2012 at 16:54 EST) from SPAIN
found site from: Google
Salameicum.
Through the years my musical taste is changing but the Shaggs is diferent, I like them like the first day. God bless you.

[151] Jennell Lynn Kelly (February 18, 2012 at 09:32 EST) from Frankton, Indiana
WE'RE RELATED!!!! John Wiggin is my great grandfather, and his daughter Kathy is my grandma. :D So awesome that you all are doing well.
[150] willis (December 13, 2011 at 09:16 EST) from atlanta
found site from: Google
My drum teacher told me about The Shaggs last night and I listened to youtube videos last night before bed. I went to sleep with a big smile on my face - for perhaps many different reasons. The music and the story is very charming!
[142] loren (September 16, 2011 at 19:03 EST) from nashua nh
I love the absolute honesty of the music. so much better than the fake computerized music of today. The Shaggs were completely on track.
[141] gmas (August 06, 2011 at 08:33 EST) from earth
found site from: Google
I first heard them close to a decade ago in a flash video by Taco The Wonderdog. I recently heard them again in a spengbab video. One of my friends that I enjoyed a few summer days with in Bloomington had a strong affinity for Zappa. Finally, these all come together. Like when someone tells you a joke that you don't get... then, as you're closing your eyes to go to sleep, it finally makes sense.

It's nice that I finally understand. But it's 2011. Some things don't change much, but as far as internet, music delivery, and people voicing ideas... a ghost of an idea. It was there, then it went somewhere else, and all you have now is the memory.

Thank you, and I hope the songs in your heart and heads will find smiles in your faces. :)

[124] Bobby Ray (June 09, 2011 at 12:54 EST) from Birmingham AL.
found site from: Yahoo!
Discovered the Shaggs in a song by the Dead Milkmen entitled "When I Get To Heaven" off of the "Stoneys Extra Stout Pig" record.Get it...it's great.
[101] Actidacal (May 17, 2011 at 06:58 EST)
United Kingdom - found site from: Other shaggs related web site
Wassup everybody, just become a member of www.shaggs.com . I've spent five hours looking in the web, till I have discovered this community! I think, I shall stay here for a long time. kool forum.
[99] anonymous (April 06, 2011 at 06:19 EST) from Russia, Novosibirsk
found site from: Wikipedia
I don't quite understand it myself, but I absolutely love this music.
Many people around consider this antimusical, with few of them still admitting the charm of it.

It's fascinating how Internet let the word about The Shaggs spread. It certainly doesn't make them into the top charts, but people can rest assured that this music has a chance to touch people around the globe... touch people who are open for it. This is wonderful.

[16] george (July 21, 2012 at 12:47 EST) from indiana
found site from: Wikipedia
Just discovered The Shaggs whilst browsing rare music vids on YouTube. Growing up in the same era and being an amateur musician for many years, I was really touched to hear your music and read about you. I love your singing. There's a very special, rare charm in your songs (especially "MY Cutie", and in your covers such as "Yesterday Once More") that's sorely lacking in modern music.
[15] preston (July 21, 2012 at 12:47 EST) from fort worth texas
found site from: A friend told me about it
Wow! Yes I am what I consider to be a very good and slick musician for over 45 years. I am floored by the Zen quality of this music! I am sure there is a great human story behind this music. I suspect it may be a bit of a tragedy, but these tracks are unflinchingly beautiful in their honesty. The first track I listened to was the "foot Foot " track and that was all it took. It is almost like a very un-polished, totally un-intended Captain Beefheart vibe, with more innocence ,desperate longing, and much less pretension. Too much! I am sure there is a GREAT MOVIE here! One that I would love to see! I must call my friend tomoorow and thank him for turning me on to this!
[14] jeff ware (July 21, 2012 at 12:47 EST) from WV
found site from: Other/none of the above
No matter how much you think you know about music, even if you've been made to read Donald J. Grout's A History of Western Music from cover to cover, the Shaggs will make you realize we know nothing. We should all just go back to square one and start over
[13] Maxximus Prime (July 21, 2012 at 12:47 EST) from Boise, ID
my buddy told me about The Shaggs from a movie with John Cusack in it that mentioned this band as a part of America's biggest musical influences alongside Led Zepplin, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd and such
[12] Sohan (July 21, 2012 at 12:47 EST) from China
so-han.com - found site from: Google
I just heard the shaggs for the first time and I can't stop listening to them. The first time I heard them it was "What Should I Do". I said "What is this?? it sounds like backwards music!" You can't fake music like that.
[11] ian (July 21, 2012 at 12:47 EST) from northampton , england
found site from: A non shaggs related web site
the band were mentioned in " octopus pie " , a great webcomic ( check it out ! ) so i had to find out more . what a refreshing change from what the radio plays day in , day out . honest music from the heart . i love it .
[10] Darth (July 21, 2012 at 12:46 EST) from Canada
found site from: Wikipedia
There is something strange about this music. Something strange, yet... compelling.

The story behind the music is also strange. This story informs, even validates (perhaps) the music.

What's beyond question is the innocence of it, the naivete, and yes, the purity. It is that, finally, which validates the unique achievement of the Shaggs.

God bless you all.


[ 1 2 ]


Your message:

if you fill in the email field, your name will become an email link.
be sure *not* to include the "http://" if including a url.
do not enter 'n/a', 'none', 'don't have one', etc. into any of the fields.
(*) denotes required field

please, no html or javascript--it wont work anyway...


(*) name:
I'm from:
email:
my url: http://
found site from:
(*) message:
 



Back to Main Shaggs Page

Guest Book © 1999-2017 by Solomon Rutzky