My Pal Foot Foot is the worst song ever.


The Shags were a group of sisters who had NEVER played any kind of instrument, had any lessons or for that matter possess any desires to be "musicians" but their father had this "vision" of his girls being mega rock stars so he formed over the cash and stuck them in a studio almost instantly. The girls wrote, sang and performed every instrument and it is.......well yeah you're right, it's TERRIBLE....I'm weird I guess but I like stuff like this (I can't listen to any of them 2 times in a row or much less the entire album!) But the idea of throwing them into the deep end is fascinating to me! Maybe that's why my favorite F1 team was Life Racing Engines (the team never made a race, only had 1 engine, didn't even have a tire pressure gauge but they almost made it a full season back in 1990)

Also, my favorite album is Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band's "Trout Mask Replica" from around the same time period. Many people compare these 2 albums, however they are completely different in that Beefheart's band were actually highly trained and very skilled musicians. He actually *intended* his (most say) God-awful "music" to sound this way were as the Shags had no idea what they were doing.

A lot of music nerds are into this album and it's been recreated numerous times on the internet and even performed by tribute bands of great valor.

The Shags have even went on a "reunion tour" as of late! Some pros took the time to chart out in formal notation and play these songs, note-for-note with the girls (now old women) "singing." Its the first time they ever played those songs live as there was no "tour" promoting the album when it first came out.

Interesting to find it mentioned here! But give Beefheart's "Trout Mask Replica" a listen and tell me what you think. It's his weirdest and most avant garde album and Frank Zappa produced it.