Ripped off, cheated, treated most unfairly by people or even just by fate...
The story of Shark Island!
Shark Island were the biggest band in LA in the 80's, every band copied their style, their moves, everything. Axl Rose ripped off a lot of Richard Black's (Shark Island singer) moves and got famous with them. Yep, Shark Island got well and truly shafted!
The idea comes from the practice when two girls go down on a guy. Since both girls cannot pleasure the head of the penis at the same time, one girl is forced to take the shaft of the dick. Hence, the word shaft or shafted referring to being screwed into a lesser deal or something not as desired.
man, i really got the shaft with these english groups.
Damn, you really got shafted when Leslie left you for Stan.