The Shaggs ‎– Philosophy Of The World

Light In The Attic ‎– LITA 151
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold


A1 Philosophy Of The World 2:54
A2 That Little Sports Car 2:05
A3 Who Are Parents 2:59
A4 My Pal Foot Foot 2:30
A5 My Companion 2:03
A6 I'm So Happy When You're Near 2:06
B1 Things I Wonder 1:48
B2 Sweet Thing 2:54
B3 It's Halloween 2:23
B4 Why Do I Feel? 3:52
B5 What Should I Do? 2:17
B6 We Have A Savior 3:03

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Liner notes by legendary musician, writer and compiler, Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith, Nuggets)
Artwork restored and expanded to a gatefold jacket, with 12-page booklet insert.
Newly remastered

© 2016 Light In the Attic Records and Distribution, LLC.
Originally released as Third World Recordings TCLP 3001, 1969: The Shaggs - Philosophy Of The World

A Product of Third World Recordings Jamaica Plain (Boston) Mass. 02130

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 826853015110
  • Barcode (Printed): 8 26853 0151 1 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, hand-etched): LITA-151-A 26004.1(2)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, hand-etched): LITA-151-B 26004.2(2)
  • Matrix / Runout (Sides A & B runout, stamped): GOLDEN
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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June 22, 2019

Okay, this is a genuinely enjoyable album. I totally understand what Zappa and Cobain were talking about when they said this was a great record. I think this way for three reasons.

Reason number 1. It's fucking hilarious. The first time I heard this record I literally fell of the sofa I was laughing so much.

Reason number 2. If you're anything like me, you like weird and unconventional music. This is about as unconventional as you can get. It is certainly not bound by the normal conventions of music. Crazy polyrhythms, nonsensical chord structures, atonal melodies. You name the musical convention, this record hasn't got it. Fascinating.

Reason number 3. This was written by children, without parental guidance it seems. I can detect only the smallest hints that this was influenced by logical, life experienced adults. As such, this record is as close to being a pure, naive creative expression as I have ever encountered. Charming.

All in all, everybody who says this is the worlds worst record has every reason to do so. But for the reasons stated above I really do, unironically love this LP. So there :P


January 21, 2017

Hi There, the copy I have is on black vinyl.


October 27, 2016
what colour is this edition? Is it black because it doesn't mention a colour?