Telling not asking: The Shaggs

Looking for the Stantons on YouTube I stumbled onto the Shaggs, the trio of sisters from the 60's who wrote and recorded some of the strangest songs in the history of modern popular music. 

Listening to "My Pal Foot Foot" and "Philosophy of the World":

Once you get past unlistenable; once you get past surreal and rhythmically dysfunctional; once you try to make sense of the rhythms (and melody) anyway and decide they are brilliant; once you get past brilliant, vapid, earnest, bizarre, sweet, sad, inane, incredible, and how did this happen? and give in to the weirdness and follow along, something opens up in the mind, the chest, almost, that has to do with telling, not asking.

They don't ask to be liked or understood. They simply tell it. 

Whatever "it" is doesn't matter, it's theirs.

My Pal Foot Foot by the Shaggs, animation by D. Sticker


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