/ The Residents

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ice.solo - on 31 Jan 2013
who likes them? who has even heard of them? identify yourselves (theres at least 2 of us here).

a primer for those who are not initiated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8flBUYBcao
OMR - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to ice.solo: Okay, I confess. Got into them in 1978(?) when they released a version of The Stones' 'Satisfaction', hugely superior to the limp Devo version. Bought all I could on vinyl, though I confess I haven't listened to them very much in recent years. May just rake some of them out again though - some great stuff in amongst the lunacy.
The Pylon King on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to ice.solo:

Yes i always liked them for their disturbingness but never bought any records.

Ever heard of Blah Blah Blah?
fried - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to ice.solo:

Eskimo, very good.
TonyG - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to ice.solo:
Yep, now you're taking me back a few years. My entry point to The Residents was a live version of their cover of 'It's a Man's Man's Man's World'... great stuff, but WTF? There's a live double album sitting up in my mum and dad's attic back in England, probably won't ever get played again unfortunately as neither I nor they own a record player anymore... I bought it on the strength of this song, and didn't regret it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkw4fNuf558
ice.solo - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to ice.solo:

Ahhh. TOM waites
Blue Straggler - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to ice.solo:

Heh I guessed your primer would be Constantinople!:-)
ice.solo - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to Blue Straggler:

I figured it best to ease folks in. Too much Residents at once to the uninitiated can have an unpredictable effect.

I actually like 'ships going down' most, but no clip.
The Norris - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to ice.solo:

My brother took me to see them when i was about 17, they were performing their Wormwood album. It was pretty bizarre to me at the time! but i've since grown to like them a lot.
Dauphin - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to ice.solo:

They are touring this year. We've got tickets to the London show. Never been able to make my mind up whether I love them or not. I'm glad they do what they do. Prefer the Fugs though.

D
Dauphin - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to ice.solo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr-I6-gxecg

Marvelous when they good.

D
I like climbing - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to ice.solo:

Well done !

The Mark of the Mole is on in the background......
Tony Naylor on 01 Feb 2013
In reply to ice.solo:
Can't say I like all their stuff, but The Commercial Album was wonderful, as was Ralph Before '84. Hello Skinny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvJiyOPmsJs

And they should probably get a prize for turning "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" into "I'm Dreaming of a White Sailor". Oh, how I laughed....
Jon Stewart - on 01 Feb 2013
In reply to ice.solo:

One of my mates at uni was into them. He was a massive druggy and didn't wash. What more can I say?
ice.solo - on 02 Feb 2013
In reply to Jon Stewart:
> (In reply to ice.solo)
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> One of my mates at uni was into them. He was a massive druggy and didn't wash. What more can I say?

You could say why being a grimey druggy has any relation to being into The Residents.
dbm on 03 Feb 2013
In reply to ice.solo: Bought Satsifaction single and the Duck Stab EP in 1978. Saw them on the Mole Show Tour in London c1984. I was also a member of The Residents Fan Club, WEIRD!

David
ripper - on 03 Feb 2013
In reply to ice.solo: First experienced them sometime in the early 80s (IIRC) when I saw this clip on the old grey whistle test review of the year or somesuch. weirded me the hell out but i loved it, it was the only thing all my mates could talk about the following day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRweyGHJ3bc

(sorry about the ad at the beginning but it's short and worth it)
biped - on 03 Feb 2013
In reply to ice.solo:

I forgot about the Residents. I was quite into them for a while around the mid 80s. I like this one especially, reminds me a bit of Lumpy Gravy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6UoYi1EADs
Blue Straggler - on 05 Feb 2013
In reply to ice.solo:

They are playing in Washington DC on Sunday night.
I am going to be in Washington DC this weekend....but my flight leaves Sunday 9pm!
ice.solo - on 05 Feb 2013
In reply to Blue Straggler:

change the flight man!

they only play live about once every 15 years. what are the odds! there will be other flights.
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I like climbing - on 05 Feb 2013
In reply to Blue Straggler:
Ice.solo just offered some valuable advice.....let us know how much you enjoyed the experience.

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