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The Residents
The Residents in their iconic "eyeball" masks
The Residents in their iconic "eyeball" masks
Background information
Origin Slidell, Louisiana, United States
Genre(s) Experimental rock
Avant-Garde
Years active 1969-present
Label(s) Ralph Records
Cordless Recordings
Mute Records
Associated
acts
Snakefinger
Renaldo and the Loaf
Website www.residents.com

The Residents are an avant-garde music and performance collective, who have released nearly sixty albums, created numerous musical short films, designed three CD-ROM projects, and undertaken six major world tours. Throughout their career, spanning nearly four decades, they have maintained complete anonymity. All public relations, interviews and promotions are handled by their spokes group, The Cryptic Corporation. A resident is a person who lives in a particular place permanently, or for an extended period of time, i. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3000x2400, 742 KB) Summary The current look of The Residents. ... Slidell is a city in St. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Experimental rock or Avant rock is a type of art music based on rock and roll which experiments with the basic elements of the genre, and/or which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique. ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... // Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Ralph Records was The Residents original record label, the name coming from the somewhat colorful phrase calling Ralph on the porcelain telephone. ... Warner Music Groups eLabel founded by Elektra & Nonesuch Records founder Jac Holzman. ... Mute Records is a record label formed in 1978 by Daniel Miller primarily to release his own single, T.V.O.D./Warm Leatherette, under the moniker The Normal. ... Album photograph from Night of Desirable Objects Philip Charles Lithman (June 17, 1949 - July 1, 1987), who performed under the stage name Snakefinger, was an British musician, singer and songwriter. ... An English duo active in the late seventies and most of the eighties, Renaldo and the Loaf consisted of a pathologist (David Janssen or Ted The Loaf) and an architect (Brian Poole or Renaldo Malpractice) who made music often considered strange. ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... This article is about Performance art. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ...


They are known for their secrecy, singular art, prolific releases and embrace of new technology.

Contents

History

Origins

Because of the obscure nature of the band, it is difficult to compile a history that is completely accurate. What follows is information from unauthorized accounts which may or may not be entirely reliable.


The Residents supposedly hail from Shreveport, Louisiana, where they met in high school in the 1960s. In 1966, members headed west to San Francisco, California. After their truck broke down in San Mateo, they decided to remain there. Like all information pertaining to the early days of the band, this is provided by The Cryptic Corporation and is potentially false. Newer information indicates they are probably from Slidell, Louisiana, and picked Shreveport as the "place to be from" since it is the city in Louisiana that was furthest from Slidell. : Port City , River City , Rachet City : The Next Great City of the South United States Louisiana Caddo 117. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... San Mateo, Spanish for Saint Matthew, is the name of several places: San Mateo County, California, United States of America San Mateo, California, United States of America (in San Mateo County) San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... , Slidell is a city in St. ...


Whilst attempting to make a living, they began to experiment with tape machines, photography, and anything remotely to do with "art" that they could get their hands on. Word of their experimentation spread and in 1969, a British guitarist and multi-instrumentalist named Philip Lithman and the mysterious N. Senada (who Lithman had picked up in Bavaria where the aged avant-gardist was recording birds singing) paid them a visit, and decided to remain. Album photograph from Night of Desirable Objects Philip Charles Lithman (June 17, 1949 - July 1, 1987), who performed under the stage name Snakefinger, was an British musician, singer and songwriter. ... Nigel Senada, may or may not have been born in 1907. ...


The two Europeans would become great influences on the band. Lithman's guitar playing technique earned him the nickname Snakefinger (upon seeing a picture of Lithman playing the violin, a future Resident exclaimed that his little finger resembled a snake). Album photograph from Night of Desirable Objects Philip Charles Lithman (June 17, 1949 - July 1, 1987), who performed under the stage name Snakefinger, was an British musician, singer and songwriter. ...


The group purchased crude recording equipment and instruments and began to make tapes, refusing to let an almost complete lack of musical proficiency stand in the way.


1969-1972: Residents Unincorporated

In 1969 the group began to make the first of their unreleased tapes. Rumors have surfaced of two of perhaps hundreds of unreleased reel-to-reel items entitled Rusty Coathangers for the Doctor and The Ballad of Stuffed Trigger. The titles may be in question (as is the idea that these were album-length recordings), but the first title has been confirmed by a former head of the now defunct Smelly Tongues fan club. Further evidence of pre-1970 recordings surfaced with the release of the song "I Hear You Got Religion", supposedly recorded in 1969, and released originally as a downloadable track from Ralph America in 1999. Cryptic says there are lots of tapes dating back decades, but they were all recorded before the group had officially become "The Residents" so the band do not consider them to be part of their discography. Rusty Coathangers For The Doctor is the title of an alleged tape of early demo recordings by the then-unnamed avant garde group, The Residents. ... The Ballad of Stuffed Trigger is a 1970 album by the Residents which has never been officially released; therefore, any copies of it are bootlegs. ...


In 1971 the group sent a reel-to-reel tape to Hal Halverstadt at Warner Brothers, since he had worked with Captain Beefheart (one of the group's musical heroes). Halverstadt was not overly impressed with "The Warner Bros. Album" (he describes it as "okay at best" in "Uncle Willie's Cryptic Guide to the Residents"), but awarded the tape an "A for Ariginality". Because the band had not included any name in the return address, the rejection slip was simply addressed to "The Residents". The members of the group then decided that this would be the name they would use (first becoming Residents Unincorporated, then shortening it to the current name). Warner Bros. ... Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet on January 15, 1941, in Glendale, California, USA) is a musician and visual artist, best known by the pseudonym Captain Beefheart. ... The Warner Bros. ...


The first performance of the band using the Residents moniker was at the Boarding House in San Francisco in 1971. That same year another tape was completed called Baby Sex. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Baby Sex is the title of an unreleased recording by The Residents. ...


In 1972 they moved to San Francisco and formed Ralph Records. By this time, The Cryptic Corporation was operating as a partnership and incorporated to take over the running of Ralph Records. Ralph Records was The Residents original record label, the name coming from the somewhat colorful phrase calling Ralph on the porcelain telephone. ...


1972-1980: Album Era

Before the Santa Dog single and while recording Meet the Residents, The Residents undertook one of their first major projects: the ambitious Vileness Fats film project. Intended to be the first-ever long form music video, The Residents saw this project as the opportunity to create the ultimate cult film. After four years of filming (from 1972 to 1976) the project was reluctantly canceled due to time, space and monetary constraints. Fourteen hours of footage were shot for the project yet only about three-quarters of an hour of that footage have ever been released. Santa Dog was the first official release from The Residents and Ralph Records. ... Meet the Residents was the first full-length release from avant garde group The Residents. ... Vileness Fats is the unfinished film project of avant-garde band The Residents, filmed primarily from 1972 to 1976. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Santa Dog is considered by both The Residents themselves and their fans to be the "official" start of the band's recorded output. This is so because it was the first to be released to the public. Shortly after this release, the band left San Mateo and relocated to San Francisco. Santa Dog was the first official release from The Residents and Ralph Records. ...


The Residents, at this point, were at a rough point in their career. There was in-band turmoil, which supposedly resulted in a large, "embarrassing" food fight. They decided to resolve this tension in 1974 by allegedly recording what would later become Not Available - representative of N. Senada's Theory of Obscurity taken to its logical conclusion. The album was recorded and then placed in storage to be issued only when everyone had forgotten about it. However, contractual obligations (related to the much-delayed release of Eskimo) forced its release in 1978 after the band had almost forgotten about it. The Residents were unbothered by this deviation from their plan since the 1978 decision to release the album would not affect the philosophical conditions under which it was originally recorded. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... N. Senadas Theory of Obscurity states that the artist can only produce pure art when the expectations and influences of the outside world are not taken into consideration. ... Eskimo is an album by The Residents that was originally supposed to follow 1976s Fingerprince. ...


The Third Reich 'n' Roll came next, a pastiche on 60's rock 'n' roll with an overarching Nazi theme (represented visually on the album cover, which featured Dick Clark in an SS uniform holding a carrot, with a number of Hitlers dancing on clouds behind him). On each side of the record was a single composition, approximately 17 ½ minutes long, using recordings of classic rock & roll songs that were spliced, overdubbed and edited with new vocals, instrumentation and tape noises. The original songs were finally removed leaving entirely new and bizarre performances. The music video for this album was shot on the sets that were built for Vileness Fats. The Third Reich n Roll is a 1976 album by the U.S. avant-garde pop group The Residents. ... For other persons named Dick Clark, see Dick Clark (disambiguation). ... SS or ss or Ss may be: The Schutzstaffel, a Nazi paramilitary force Steamship (SS) (ship prefix) The United States Secret Service A submarine not powered by nuclear energy (SS) (United States Navy designator), see SSN A Soviet/Russian surface-to-surface missile, as listed by NATO reporting name Shortstop... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Vileness Fats is the unfinished film project of avant-garde band The Residents, filmed primarily from 1972 to 1976. ...


Following The Third Reich 'n' Roll came Fingerprince, a particularly ambitious project not unlike the earlier Not Available recordings. The band's original intention with Fingerprince was to release it as the very first "three-sided" album - they had found away to simulate a third side by arranging the grooves on one side of the vinyl album to play a completely different program of tracks depending on which series of grooves the needle was dropped on. However, this idea was dropped when the band discovered that the Monty Python comedy troupe had executed the very same idea three years earlier with their Matching Tie and Handkerchief album. The "third side" was later released as an EP entitled Babyfingers, and the Babyfingers tracks have since been re-integrated into the Fingerprince album on the CD reissues. Fingerprince is an album by The Residents. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Fingerprince is an album by The Residents. ... Monty Python, or The Pythons, is the collective name of the creators of Monty Pythons Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. ... The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief was the fourth album by the Monty Python comedy group, released in 1973. ... Babyfingers was a release by the avant garde/experimental rock band The Residents in 1979. ...


The Residents followed Fingerprince with their Duck Stab/Buster & Glen album - their most easily comprehensible album up to that point. This album got the band some attention from the press (namely New Musical Express, Sounds and Melody Maker), and dropped most of their reliance upon the Theory of Obscurity. Fingerprince is an album by The Residents. ... The Residents album Duck Stab/Buster and Glen was another stop-gap effort released due to delays with the Eskimo album. ... The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a weekly magazine about popular music published in the UK. It is unlike many other popular music magazines due to its intended focus on guitar-based music and indie rock bands, instead of mainstream pop acts. ... This article is about compression waves. ... Melody Maker, published in the United Kingdom, was (until its closure) the worlds oldest weekly music newspaper. ... N. Senadas Theory of Obscurity states that the artist can only produce pure art when the expectations and influences of the outside world are not taken into consideration. ...


Eskimo (1979) contained music consisting of non-musical sounds, percussion, and wordless voices. Rather than being songs in the orthodox sense, the compositions sounded like "live-action stories" without dialogs. The Residents remixed the "songs" in disco style, the results of which appeared on the EP Diskomo. Eskimo was reissued in surround sound on DVD in 2003. Eskimo is an album by The Residents that was originally supposed to follow 1976s Fingerprince. ... This article is about the music genre. ... An extended play or EP, is the name given to vinyl records or CDs which are too long to qualify as singles but too short to qualify as albums. ... Diskomo was a 12-inch single of elements from the 1979 album Eskimo by the Residents put to a disco beat. ... Multichannel audio is the name for a variety of techniques for expanding and enriching the sound of audio playback by recording additional sound channels that can be reproduced on additional speakers. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ...


The Commercial Album (1980) consisted of 40 songs that, like Eskimo, rejected traditional song structure. Each consisted of a verse and a chorus and lasted one minute. The songs pastiched the advertising jingle although the songs were not endorsements of known products or services. The liner notes state that songs should be repeated three times in a row to form a pop song. With a leap of promotional imagination, The Residents purchased 40 one-minute advertising slots on San Francisco's most popular Top-40 radio station KFRC forcing the station to play each track of their album over three days. This prompted an editorial in Billboard magazine questioning whether the act was art or advertising. The Residents album The Commercial Album, released in 1980, pares down the concept and structure of the average commercial pop song and reduces it to a one-minute redux. ... Liner notes are the booklets which come inserted into the compact disc jewel case or any sound recording container. ... KFRC is an AM and FM broadcast radio station in San Francisco, California in the United States. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


When MTV was in its infancy, The Residents' videos were in heavy rotation since they were among the few music videos available to broadcasters. The Residents' earliest videos are in the New York Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection and were eventually released together in 2001 on the Icky Flix DVD, which includes an optional audio track of remixes. Snakefinger presented projected films of the Residents prior to live performance during this time. Other network competitors to MTV such as the USA network presented Residents videos but the videos were not on MTV. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... This article is about the museum in New York City. ... Icky Flix is the title of a combined DVD and CD set released by the band The Residents as part of their 30th anniversary celebration in 2001. ...


1981-1990: Performance Era

The 80s saw the release of the Mark of the Mole album (and its sequels) and the band's first official tour (The Mole Show), narrated nightly by Penn Jillette. Many think, after observation of official clues in liner notes such as those found in Demons Dance Alone, that the Mole Show caused several members of the Residents to leave, leaving Mr. Skull to studio duties. The Mole Trilogy is still missing some of its volumes (only parts I, II and IV have been released) which are, allegedly, lurking somewhere in the periphery of the Residential imagination, not entirely lost. Mark of the Mole is an album by The Residents. ... Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts) is an American comedian, illusionist, juggler and writer known for his work with fellow illusionist Teller in the team known as Penn & Teller. ...


Backstage at the Hollywood Palace show in December 26, 1985 one member's eyeball mask (Mr. Red Eye) was stolen, so it was replaced with a giant skull mask. The eye was returned by a devoted fan who discovered where the thief lived and stole it back (although Homer Flynn has stated that the person who returned the mask was most probably the thief himself). It was put into retirement because it was now "unclean" (and in a bad condition) and had become a superfluous shell. is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


In the late 80s they created the epic recording "God in Three Persons", a story about the exploitation of two Siamese twins with healing powers by a male dominant force and "The King & Eye", a surreal biography of Elvis Presley and the birth of rock and roll. God in Three Persons is a Rock opera by The Residents about a man Mr. ... A painting of Chang and Eng Bunker, circa 1836 Conjoined human fetuses Conjoined twins can occur in non-human animal species. ... The King and Eye by the avant garde band The Residents consists of a series of Elvis Presley songs strung together with a narration exploring what motivated him throughout his career. ... “Elvis” redirects here. ...


1991-1997: Multimedia Era

One of the noted Residents projects of the 90s is "Freak Show." This marked the beginning of The Residents' obsession with emerging computer technology in the 1990s. Much of the music was made with various MIDI devices. "Freak Show" also served as the name for a CD-ROM that was released by the Voyager Company on March 1, 1995, shortly after Laurie Anderson's first multimedia CD-ROM experiment, Puppet Motel. "Freak Show" was also a stage performance by a theater company at the Archa Theater in Prague that premiered on November 1, 1995, and a comic book. Several of the songs were also performed live during the 1997 25th anniversary concerts at the Fillmore in San Francisco. After the CD-ROM's success, the album was re-released as The Freak Show Soundtrack with a different cover. A limited edition, The Freak Show Special Edition, was released in 2002 to mark their 30th anniversary. For other uses of this word, see Freakshow (disambiguation). ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... Laurie Anderson (born Laura Phillips Anderson, on June 5, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) is an American experimental performance artist and musician. ...


1998-2005: Band Era

More recently The Residents have recorded the dramatic album "Demons Dance Alone" (also a tour and DVD in 2002) and "Animal Lover" in 2005. Demons Dance Alone is a Concept Album by The Residents about the emotional effects of 9/11, it is split into three main parts, Loss, Denial, and The Three Metaphors bookended by Tongue and Demons Dance Alone, and peppered with various transitional instrumentals. ...


Singer Molly Harvey began as a Ralph employee but by the mid-90's contributed to virtually all of The Residents many projects. The Residents increased reliance on Harvey--essentially handing her half of the vocal duties since at least Demons Dance Alone --seems to incidentally parallel their artistic revitalization. Nolan Cook, Carla Fabrizio, Toby Dammit, Eric Drew Feldman, and many other artists continuously worked with the band over the last five years, recording and performing live. The new artists helped to counter what All Music Guide derided as a "sonic palette [confined to] factory presets from their new Macintosh audio" of the CD-ROM era. [1] Eric Drew Feldman is an American keyboard and bass guitar player. ...


In February of 2005 the Residents toured Australia as part of the "What is Music?" festival, performing a two hour retrospective set entitled the 33rd Anniversary Tour: The Way We Were. These shows saw a fairly minimal band; three eyeball-headed Residents (one on guitar and two laptop/sample operators), a "stage hand" performer, and a male and female vocalist in costumes reminiscent of the Wormwood tour. They added video projections and unusual flexible screens to the stage set, creating an unsettling ambiance. The performances on the Way We Were tour were recorded and were released on CD and DVD in 2005.


2006-present: Storyteller Era

Summer of 2006 brought the internet download project, River of Crime (Episodes 1-5). River of Crime was their first project with Warner Music Group's Cordless label. Following the success of River of Crime, The Residents launched their weekly Timmy video project on YouTube. In 2007 they did the music for the documentary Strange Culture and also released a double instrumental album, Night of the Hunters. On the Fourth of July, 2007, the planned October release of their latest project with Mute Records, The Voice of Midnight (a music theater adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann's short story Der Sandmann), was announced on their website. 1 The Kid Who Collected Crimes! 16:23 2 Gator Hater! 14:55 3 Misdelivered Mummy! 15:14 4 The Beards! 17:07 5 Termites from Formosa! 16:13 6 The Kid Who Collected Crimes! [instrumental] 9:58 7 Gator Hater! [instrumental] 9:13 8 Misdelivered Mummy! [instrumental] 8:29... Timmy is a fictional character by avant-garde group The Residents, first appearing in the 1995 CD-ROM project Bad Day on the Midway. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... Strange Culture is a 2007 documentary film directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson. ... These fireworks over the Washington Monument are typical of Fourth of July celebrations In the United States, Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. ... Mute Records is a record label formed in 1978 by Daniel Miller primarily to release his own single, T.V.O.D./Warm Leatherette, under the moniker The Normal. ... ETA Hoffman Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (January 24, 1776 - June 25, 1822), was a German romantic and fantasy author and composer. ... Der Sandmann (The Sandman) is a short story written in German by E.T.A. Hoffmann. ...


Who are the Residents?

Much of the speculation about the members' true identities swirls around their management team, known as "The Cryptic Corporation." Cryptic was formed by Jay Clem (Born 1947), Homer Flynn (born April 1945), Hardy W. Fox (born 1945), and John Kennedy in 1976, all of whom denied having been band members. (Clem and Kennedy left the Corporation in 1982.) The Residents themselves don't grant interviews, though Flynn and Fox have occasionally commented to the media. Nolan Cook, who has been working with the band recently, denied in an interview that Fox and Flynn are the Residents, saying that he has come across such rumors, and they are completely false. [[1]] Homer Flynn (born Homer Flynn III, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1945) is a spokesman for the avant garde music and visual arts group The Residents, and their management group the Cryptic Corporation. ...


William Poundstone, author of the Big Secrets books, claimed Flynn and possibly Fox are likely members of The Residents, probably the group leaders; this is probably the most widespread belief among the group's fans. A subset of that belief is that Flynn is the lyricist (a conclusion buttressed by the fact that his voice bears an uncanny resemblance to that of the Singing Resident) and that Fox writes the music. In addition BMI's online database of the performance rights organization [of which the Residents and their publishing company, Pale Pachyderm Publishing (Warner-Chappell), have been members for their entire careers], lists Flynn and Fox as the composers of all original Residents songs. This includes those songs written pre-1974 (the "Residents Unincorporated" years), the year Cryptic formed [2]. However, many have pointed out that a songwriter can copyright a song under any name he/she chooses; the person named in the copyright assignment receives all royalties and legal requests and other information for the song, which, if Flynn and Fox are merely trusted managers who both handle the Residents' business and protect their identities, makes them the logical choice to be assigned the copyrights. William Poundstone is an American author, columnist, and skeptic. ... Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) is a collecting society that protects composers copyrights in the communications business, especially radio. ... Warner Music Group is one of the four major record labels. ...


Cryptic openly admits the group's artwork is done by Flynn (among others), under various names that, put together, become Pornographics, but the pseudonym is rarely spelled the same way twice (examples: Porno Graphics, Pore No Graphix, Pore-Know Graphics); and that Fox is the "sound engineer" — meaning that he is the main producer, engineer, master, and editor of all their recordings. (Since 1976, the Residents' recordings have all listed their producer as "The Cryptic Corporation," presumably meaning Fox in particular.) Many other rumors have come and gone over the years, including the idea that the band members are physically disfigured; that 60s psychedelic band Cromagnon shared members with the band; and that the band members are in fact The Beatles in disguise. Cromagnon was an obscure psychedelic rock/avant garde collective, and the subject of much speculation among fans. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


Body of Work

Albums

Meet the Residents was the first full-length release from avant garde group The Residents. ... The Third Reich n Roll is a 1976 album by the U.S. avant-garde pop group The Residents. ... Fingerprince is an album by The Residents. ... The Residents album Duck Stab/Buster and Glen was another stop-gap effort released due to delays with the Eskimo album. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This was a promotional item issued to radio stations shortly before the release of Eskimo. ... Eskimo is an album by The Residents that was originally supposed to follow 1976s Fingerprince. ... Babyfingers was a release by the avant garde/experimental rock band The Residents in 1979. ... The Residents album The Commercial Album, released in 1980, pares down the concept and structure of the average commercial pop song and reduces it to a one-minute redux. ... Mark of the Mole is an album by The Residents. ... The Tunes of Two Cities is an album by The Residents and is part two of the Mole Trilogy. ... Title in Limbo is an album by The Residents in collaboration with Renaldo and the Loaf, released in 1983 on Ralph Records. ... An English duo active in the late seventies and most of the eighties, Renaldo and the Loaf consisted of a pathologist (David Janssen or Ted The Loaf) and an architect (Brian Poole or Renaldo Malpractice) who made music often considered strange. ... The Mole Show Live at the Roxy is a live recording by The Residents. ... Residue of the Residents is a compilation of The Residents outtakes, ranging from about 1971-1983. ... George and James was subtitled American Composer Series - Volume 1. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Assorted Secrets was originally released as a cassette_only extra that featured some live_in_the_studio recordings as well as a live rehearsal of the Mole Show. ... The Census Taker is the soundtrack to the 1984 movie of the same name. ... The Big Bubble by The Residents was what the band made after the fans waited 3 years for the next chapter of the Mole Trilogy: they got part 4 instead. ... Stars and Hank Forever was the second (and last) release in the American Composers Series by the avant garde band The Residents. ... The 13th Anniversary Show Live in the U.S.A. is a live album by The Residents. ... The Thirteenth Anniversary tour was a triumph both financially and critically for the Residents. ... The Mole Show Live in Holland was a live album by the band The Residents. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Snakey Wake was a fan-club only release of music played by The Residents at the wake of their longtime friend, Snakefinger. ... Buckaroo Blues is an early recordings of songs by The Residents that would later be included in their Cube-E tour. ... Santa Dog 88 was the first release by The Residents fan club called Uncle Willies Eyeball Buddies, or UWEB for short. ... God in Three Persons is a Rock opera by The Residents about a man Mr. ... God in Three Persons is a Rock opera by The Residents about a man Mr. ... Buckaroo Blues & Black Barry is a live recording of a rehearsal by The Residents prior to their Cube-E tour. ... The King and Eye by the avant garde band The Residents consists of a series of Elvis Presley songs strung together with a narration exploring what motivated him throughout his career. ... Liver Music is a collection of songs by the Residents put together by their now-defunct fan club UWEB. The tracks are from an assortment of live songs from 1972-1990. ... Daydream B-Liver is a sequel to UWEBs Liver Music, this one a collection of rarities by the Residents. ... Freak Show marked the beginning of the Residents obsession with emerging computer technology in the 1990s. ... Cube E: Live in Holland is an album by The Residents released November 8, 1994 by Restless Records as an audio CD. Although sadly not videotaped in its entirety, the project called The History of American Music in 3 E-Z Pieces was recorded almost in entirety and released as... A gingerbread man is an anthropomorphic (human-like) figure made of gingerbread. ... Hunters was an album by The Residents, released in 1995. ... This CD features some of the soundtrack music from the CD-ROM Bad Day on the Midway by The Residents. ... Pollex Cristi (The Big Toe of God) was the first of Ralph Americas limited edition CDs by the Residents. ... Live at the Fillmore is a limited release double CD recording of a live show by the Residents. ... This is an album made by avant-garde musicians The Residents. ... Refused, also known as Santa Dog 99, was released by the Residents towards the end of 1999 to celebrate the end of the millennium (using the popular, rather than mathematically correct, impression of the end of the millennium). ... Wormwood Live is a live album by the Residents. ... Dot. ... During the tour supporting the Wormwood album, many of the songs changed quite a bit (and many for the better). ... Icky Flix is the title of a combined DVD and CD set released by the band The Residents as part of their 30th anniversary celebration in 2001. ... I Murdered Mommy is a the name of an abandoned cd-rom project by avant rock band The Residents. ... Demons Dance Alone is a Concept Album by The Residents about the emotional effects of 9/11, it is split into three main parts, Loss, Denial, and The Three Metaphors bookended by Tongue and Demons Dance Alone, and peppered with various transitional instrumentals. ... WB:RMX is an album by The Residents. ... The 12 Days of Brumalia was an internet event presented by The Residents and Residents. ... I Murdered Mommy is a the name of an abandoned cd-rom project by avant rock band The Residents. ... Animal Lover is an album, released in 2005 by The Residents. ... Tweedles is an album, to be released in 2006 by The Residents. ...

Singles and EPs

Santa Dog was the first official release from The Residents and Ralph Records. ... Satisfaction b/w Loser Is Congruent to Weed was released as a 7-inch single by The Residents in 1976. ... The Beatles Play the Residents and the Residents Play the Beatles is a 1977 single by the Residents. ... Santa Dog 78 was a reworking of the song Fire from the original Santa Dog double single by the Residents. ... Diskomo was a 12-inch single of elements from the 1979 album Eskimo by the Residents put to a disco beat. ... The Commercial Single was released to promote The Commercial Album by the Residents. ... Its a Mans Mans Mans World is a song by James Brown, released as a single in 1966. ... Kaw-Liga was a single released by the Residents in 1986. ... Earth vs. ... Its a Mans Mans Mans World is a song by James Brown, released as a single in 1966. ... Hit the Road Jack was a single featuring a cover of the song by Ray Charles as performed by the Residents. ... This single by The Residents is titled Double Shot (It includes the marks). ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... From the Plains to Mexico is a one-sided 7-inch single by the Residents that was included with the book, The Residents - An Almost Complete Collection of Lyrics, 1972 to 1988. ... I Hate Heaven was a promotional CD single by the Residents released on EuroRalph in 1998, featuring 3 songs taken from their Wormwood: Curious Stories from the Bible album of the same year. ...

Compilations

  • Please Do Not Steal It! - 1979
  • Nibbles - 1979
  • Ralph Before '84: Volume 1, the Residents - 1984
  • Memorial Hits - 1985
  • The Pal TV LP - 1985
  • Heaven? - 1986
  • Hell! - 1986
  • Stranger Than Supper" - 1990
  • Poor Kaw-Liga's Pain - 1994
  • Louisiana's Lick - 1995
  • Our Tired, Our Poor, Our Huddled Masses - 1997
  • Residue Deux - 1998
  • 25 Years of Eyeball Excellence - 1998
  • Land of Mystery - 1999
  • Petting Zoo - 2002
  • Kettles of Fish on the Outskirts of Town - 2002
  • Best Left Unspoken...Vol. 1 - 2006
  • Best Left Unspoken...Vol. 2 - 2006
  • Best Left Unspoken...Vol. 3 - 2007

Multimedia Projects

Vileness Fats is the unfinished film project of avant-garde band The Residents, filmed primarily from 1972 to 1976. ... Freak Show marked the beginning of the Residents obsession with emerging computer technology in the 1990s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A gingerbread man is an anthropomorphic (human-like) figure made of gingerbread. ... Bad Day on the Midway was a CD-ROM game designed and scored by the Residents and a number of other graphic artists. ... Icky Flix is the title of a combined DVD and CD set released by the band The Residents as part of their 30th anniversary celebration in 2001. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... Timmy is a fictional character by avant-garde group The Residents, first appearing in the 1995 CD-ROM project Bad Day on the Midway. ...

References and footnotes

is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

The Residents
Album era (1972-1980)
Meet the Residents (1974) | Not Available (1974, released 1978) | The Third Reich 'n' Roll (1976) | Fingerprince (1976) | Duck Stab/Buster & Glen (1978) | Eskimo (1979) | The Commercial Album (1980)
Performance era (1981-1990)
Mark of the Mole (1981) | The Tunes of Two Cities (1982) | Intermission (1983) | George & James (1984) | Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats? (1984) | The Big Bubble (1985) | Stars & Hank Forever (1986) | God in Three Persons (1988) | The King & Eye (1989)
Multimedia era (1991-1996)
Freak Show (1991) | Gingerbread Man (1994) | Bad Day on the Midway (1995) | Have A Bad Day (1997)
Band era (1997-2005)
Wormwood (1998) | Icky Flix (2001) | Demons Dance Alone (2002) | Animal Lover (2005)
Storyteller era (2006-present)
River_of_Crime_(Episodes_1-5) (2006) | Timmy (2006) | Tweedles (2006)
Related articles
Snakefinger | N. Senada | Vileness Fats | Ralph Records
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DEBTHELP—Educational Debt Management Services for Residents is designed exclusively for residents and the medical school financial aid officers and GME staff who counsel them on their student loans.
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For their part, The Residents may feel that artists do their best work without the influence of an audience, should only be judged by their work, and that a band members' genders, ethnicities, line-up changes, and most importantly daily life outside of the band should be irrelevant to listeners.
One of the very first projects The Residents undertook, before even the Santa Dog single, was the ambitious Vileness Fats film project, which was later reluctantly cancelled, after four years of filming (from 1972 to 1976).
The Residents were unbothered by this deviation from their plan since the 1978 decision to release the album couldn't affect the philosophical conditions under which it was recorded in 1974.
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