TSOM11: Exploring Fremont’s Very Own The Shaggs

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For this episode, the TSOM panel visits the loving home of the Wiggin Sisters who would become later known as The Shaggs. These sweet children of Austin Wiggin were set on an early path to musical greatness as they formed a trio known for their fiery sets at the Fremont, New Hampshire town hall. And, with the constant support and encouragement of their father, they plowed a musical path that has tragically come to pass and has been forgotten. With the careful ear and guidance of our dear friend, Clint Carroll, we will unpack this lost recording and determine how bad the Shaggs really were.

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Show notes:

Voices: J. Wyrick, S. Bennett, C. Allred, the Dirty Deacon, Blake Collier, and that dude Clint Carroll.

Intro music contains elements of M.Barnacle’s “Erase That” (used with permission), contains elements from the film People Under the Stairs (W. Craven), the Fat Boys, Kid Koala, Johnny Adams, Biggie Smalls coughing up something nasty, Larry and Tommy. Arranged by TSOM’s Jeff.

1:24:  Intros
2:47  Clint does not have a basement, nor a second floor. So “downstairs” is obviously a lie.
4:20:  The Shaggs “My Pal Foot Foot” (Third World, 1969)
6:42:  The TSOM Panel discusses “My Pal Foot Foot.”
7:22:  Blake daydreams about drug dealers.
7:43:  Cray seems resentful that we’re not spending 30 minutes listening to Shaggy.
8:33:  Approximately $453/hour in 2015.
9:18:

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10:20:  The Shaggs “That Little Sports Car” (Third World, 1969)
12:11:  The TSOM Panel discusses “That Little Sports Car.”
12:49:  Sam shows respect.
13:54:  Sam’s world is turned upside down.
14:13:  The Shaggs “Philosophy of the World” (Third World, 1969)
17:04:  Cray has had enough.
17:20:  Cray attempts to recreate the band with Jack White turning this into a decently connected fictional band.
17:51:  F7ckin’ hipsters.
19:30:  Blake leans into the lyrics.
20:15:  Clint does nothing to change his voice for his Austin Wiggin impersonation.
21:15:  You can audibly hear Sam uncomfortably shifting in his seat at this point, completely unnerved.
21:48:  The Shaggs “Who are Parents?” (Third World, 1969)
24:33:  The Panel discusses “Who are Parents?”
25:49:  Sam would like to leave at this point.
27:50:  Clint normally makes good on his promises. This makes us fearful.
28:09:  The Shaggs “Why Do I Feel?” (Third World, 1969)
31:24:  The Panel discusses “Why Do I Feel?”
32:54:  Sam almost quits the show.
33:42:  Clint pledges his love for us and then lays it on thick with the fate of each of the Wiggin Sisters.
35:49:  The panel discusses the Stinky Pinky picks, reluctantly selecting a worst, but really just wanting to go hug our children/pets. “Why Do I Feel?” is awarded
36:06:  Sam loses his composure in a rare moment of frustration.
36:27:  Clint gets his half-court joke completely edited out in post-production because it was tasteless and offensive and reflected badly on Clint and his lovely family.
37:12:  Outros

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