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July 21, 2006 11:18 AM   Subscribe

shaggs music video
posted by pyramid termite (24 comments total)
Huh. I thought it was going to be actual footage of them playing or something.

foot foot.
posted by everichon at 11:27 AM on July 21, 2006

In retrospect, I should have known this was coming. Heck, I should have MADE this, being the huge, Shaggs' uh, "fan," I guess, that I am. This is horrible/great!
posted by TheStorm at 11:28 AM on July 21, 2006

HA! TheStorm you are funny. This is great. I am out of pronouncements. Good bye.
posted by glenwood at 11:33 AM on July 21, 2006

Oh, they were doing a good thing by never showing Helen with her sisters, until they put them together for a few seconds there. I thought it was an acknowledgement that the drums for almost all Shaggs songs sound like they were recorded for some completely unrelated song. Oh well.
All the boys with cars want motorcycles
And the boys with motorcycles want cars!
posted by zoinks at 11:40 AM on July 21, 2006

I think the skills of both the Flash artist and the Shaggs are a great fit -- perfect!

(Gotta love the CLARKAGREEN tag at the end ;-)
posted by diastematic at 11:46 AM on July 21, 2006

ahhh...the shaggs. new hampshire's second "greatest" musical export, after g.g. allin, of course.
posted by suki at 11:46 AM on July 21, 2006

Agreed, diastematic. The only improvement I can think of would be a little cgi twinkle passing over the CLARKAGREEN logo.
posted by maryh at 11:55 AM on July 21, 2006

The cheat!
posted by Baby_Balrog at 12:04 PM on July 21, 2006

Better than the Beatles.
posted by bardic at 12:24 PM on July 21, 2006

Does someone have a link that explains this meme?
posted by eurasian at 12:24 PM on July 21, 2006

Concept, rather.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:25 PM on July 21, 2006

Ah, the shaggs. They were marvelous weren't they?
posted by ob at 12:33 PM on July 21, 2006

In other news, I'm pretty sure the emperor has no clothes.
posted by rxrfrx at 12:38 PM on July 21, 2006

Oh, fer cryin' out loud, rxrfrx. Now it's "your favorite band that sucks, uh, sucks"? It's called "fun." Have some today!
posted by zoinks at 1:35 PM on July 21, 2006

suki, you forgot the Queers. Or maybe you didn't.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 2:19 PM on July 21, 2006

The Shaggs' unaffected and genuinely primitive expressive genius deserves far better visual interpretation/accompaniment than this bit of faux primitive flashimation.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:40 PM on July 21, 2006

There does exist 8mm footage of the Shaggs performing, I have it on good authority.

Irwin Chusid has it, and is apparantly guarding it with his life.
posted by cadastral at 5:33 PM on July 21, 2006

I really, really love the Shaggs. I just can't believe what I'm hearing every single time I listen to them....

(I'd say it makes me proud to be from New Hampshire, but I've yet to find the drug and/or injury to my skull that does that)
posted by lumpenprole at 5:38 PM on July 21, 2006

What the Shaggs were doing was totally "wrong" but super awesome, and, lets be honest, almost impossible to do as well as they did it.

It's pretty close to what Beefheart got his musicians to do, but he had to deny them sleep & food & totally boss them around like a svengali drill seargent to get that kind of falling-down-the-stairs thing going.

I'm always impressed when I hear them. To have such an absurd conception of music, to be so naive as to believe it could be popular, and to practice it enough that you can do it as well as they did is just inspirational.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:18 PM on July 21, 2006

Metafilter: The Cocnept of Search Engines.

(I got nuthin')
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:41 PM on July 21, 2006

I was expecting a music video featuring the art of this guy.
posted by subtle_squid at 9:16 PM on July 21, 2006

Nice find!
posted by shoepal at 12:06 AM on July 22, 2006

posted by bardic at 2:54 AM on July 22, 2006

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