The Shaggs' "Philosophy of the World" quietly debuted 44 years ago and eventually became the
crown jewel for outsider music fans because of its charming and discordant pop songs. Now, the
Shaggs' singer and songwriter, Dot Wiggin is back to break the silence and share her uncommonly
cute, uncanny music on her 1st ever solo album, Ready! Get! Go!. Frank Zappa said the
Shaggs were "better than the Beatles" and Kurt Cobain regarded them as "so obviously the real
The Dot Wiggin Band retains some Shaggs-ish character, without missing a beat or trying to
recreate what once was. The band is better at their instruments than Dot's sisters were but retain the
original crude allure that made the Shaggs so special. Ready! Get Go! varies from raw punkish indie
to pretty virginal melodies, all with DotÕs whimsical lyrics. Dot's lyrics are simple but haunting, without
ever becoming formulaic or gimmicky. Her peculiar, sweet voice rolls along the different musical
styles surprisingly well, tying Ready! Get Go! together. It is exactly what one wants to hear after a 44
year musical hiatus Š something reminiscent of the Shaggs, but refreshingly matured.
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