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Better Than The Beatles: A Tribute to The Shaggs
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Compilation album by
Various Artists
ReleasedSeptember 25, 2001
GenreAlternative rock
LabelAnimal World

Better Than The Beatles: A Tribute to The Shaggs is a tribute album consisting of cover versions of songs by The Shaggs. Material from both of their albums, Philosophy of the World and Shaggs' Own Thing, was included; two songs, "Philosophy of the World" and "You're Something Special to Me," appear twice on the album, recorded by different artists. The title comes from a quote, attributed to an interview with Frank Zappa in which he purportedly stated that the band was "better than The Beatles".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Philosophy of the World - Ida
  2. You're Something Special to Me - Optiganally Yours
  3. Who Are Parents? - Thinking Fellers Union Local 282
  4. My Cutie - Mongrell
  5. We Have a Savior - Bauer
  6. It's Halloween - Joost Visser
  7. My Pal Foot Foot - Deerhoof
  8. My Companion - R. Stevie Moore
  9. Shaggs' Own Thing - Plastic Mastery
  10. Painful Memories/Wheels - Slot Racer
  11. Who Are Parents? - Danielson Famile
  12. You're Something Special to Me - Furtips
  13. Philosophy of the World - The Double U


  1. ^ Nickey, Jason (3 October 2001). "Various Artists: Better Than the Beatles: A Tribute to the Shaggs | Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 15 April 2015.