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Shagg-Rock Comes Of Age

Robot A. Hull, Creem, December 1980

FREMONT, N.H. — In the antediluvian Era of High School, they would've been called "skaggs": three ugly dames who looked like they crawled out of the movie Don't Open The Refrigerator — Betty, Helen and Dorothy Wiggin, lonely sisters losing their minds in Squaresville in the limbo years of 1969-72. Sheltered by their parents as if they were porcelain figurines, the Wiggin sisters never had a chance to date, never were allowed to taste of the delicious sins down at the local Tastee-Freeze. So they went up to their rooms, cried their eyes out, and formed a rock band, the self-destructive and chaotic Shaggs.

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