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THE THIRD REICH 'N' ROLL

The Residents

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.17 | 116 ratings

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Axel Dyberg
4 stars The Residents are... different. No word better fits this group than 'different'. The music on this album is different than other prog; it is very humorous, ever changing and sometimes outright scary. This music is dissonant, primitive and yet at the same time highly complex and melodic. It has only two tracks (Around 18 minutes each) but each track features several cover versions of old songs (Done in a Residents fashion, of course). They sort of parody the old works of big artists. And they do it just right! Unlike other ''humorous'' progressive music, this one might just have you laugh. 'Swastikas on Parade' is the more experimental of the tracks, but it's very neat, several pianos playing at once, primitive and simple drumming, and the nasty vocals! 'Hitler Was A Vegetarian' is the best song by far! It blasts of with old tunes converted into piano bashing parodies with the crying, desperate vocals that sort of makes the cake. The big highlights have to be the ''covers'' of ''Yummy Yummy'' and the amazing outro with covers Let It Be by The Beatles, and features a somewhat beautiful solo by Snakefinger. Overall, if you like to have a good laugh every once in a while, give this album a try. But I can't give this a full five stars due to the fact that at parts it's very dissonant, which would turn a lot of people of. 4 stars!
Axel Dyberg | 4/5 |

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