YMMV / The Shaggs

  • Crazy Awesome: Or Creepy Awesome depending on how you see the Wiggin girls.
  • I Liked It Better When It Sucked: Later recordings, such as those on the compilation Shaggs Own Thing, showed them to be fairly competent musicians, but they were never as interesting as on Philosophy of the World.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Despite their obvious lack of training or talent the Wiggins sisters have attained quite a following.
  • Tear Jerker: Helena killed herself in 2006, survived by two sons.
  • Vindicated by History: Philosophy Of The World was ignored when it was released (only a few hundred copies of the original pressing being available certainly didn't help), but was later recognized as a classic of Outsider Music.
  • The Woobies: Let's be real here; that'd probably be a more accurate name for the band. Between being strongarmed into being a band by a very strict, misguided father, to becoming the object of ridicule by the other kids upon their music being played in public, lot of Woobie-dom happening here.