The Shaggs are considered either the worst band of all-time or the greatest.

Three sisters from New Hampshire were forced by their father to form a band. The Wiggin girls recorded one studio album, Philosophy of The World, in 1969.

They couldn’t play and they couldn’t sing.

Adored by the likes of Kurt Cobain and Frank Zappa, the great rock writer Lester Bangs pronounced that the Shaggs were better than the Beatles. (Read his Village Voice review here.)

And now Shaggs: Philosophy of The World is an off-Broadway musical. (Read the New York Times review here.)

Listen to the title track from this landmark album. You be the judge.

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