The Shaggs 'Shaggs Own Thing' LP
“The songs were better and they were recorded better, so it naturally made a better album,” Dot Wiggin said shortly after the original release of Shaggs’ Own Thing in 1982. It’s a “natural, organic extension” of the utterly original sound that The Shaggs had created, intentionally or not, with Philosophy Of The World, as John DeAngelis writes in the new liner notes. While Dot Wiggins originals like You’re Somethin’ Special To Me and My Cutie, and covers of classic songs like Yesterday Once More reveal a maturity not displayed on the debut, the two versions of Shaggs’ Own Thing and the revisiting of My Pal Foot Foot show that The Shaggs lost none of their pure and honest charm over the years.
Remastered from the original tapes with liner notes by John DeAngelis, this reissue includes the bonus track Love at First Sight, first issued on the 1988 Red Rooster / Rounder Shaggs CD and appears on LP for the first time.
Catalogue number: LITA1931
Label: Light In The Attic