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DUCK STAB / BUSTER & GLEN

The Residents

 

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4.27 | 105 ratings

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Seyo
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5 stars When I first heard "Blue Rosebuds" on a local Sarajevo radio station in early 1980s, I was like "what the hell is this?" The most unusual "pop" song I ever heard until that time! Only recently however I listened to the entire LP (originally issued as an extended edition of "Duck Stab" EP) and I can say this is probably the most accessible RESIDENTS of the 1970s. More than that, it is loaded with wonderful, bittersweet, deranged songs sounding like mutants of pop music. "Constantinople", "Blue Rosebuds", "Laughing Song", "Bach Is Dead", "Elvis and His Boss", "Semolina", "Birthday Boy", "Krafty Cheese", "Hello Skinny" are all essential RESIDENTS' minimalist masterpieces. If you never heard this band of lunatics before, this is the place to start. But, caution: before entering the Residents territory, you should leave behind all your pre-conceptions about what the music (including progressive rock) really is!
Seyo | 5/5 |

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