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The Residents



3.96 | 114 ratings

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4 stars A confusing, occasionally disturbing and sometimes beautiful album released in '78 after being stuck in a time capsule for 4 years. If you've heard 70's Residents before, you'll love this, guaranteed.

It's a bit more downbeat than 'Duck Stab', equally as crazy - but not as colourful - full of squeaky, whining vocals mouthing indecipherably cryptic lyrics over an almost cabaret like atmosphere.

Probably their most cohesive album to date and without a dull moment. I'm far happier listening to this type of music than Genesis or Yes. Conversely this means fans of them will no doubt dislike this immensely.

The Residents are unlike anything else on the Prog Archives - and probably shouldn't even be here. I guess the 'Progness' kicks in due to the 'concept' that is described in the liner notes of the CD where it suggests a love triangle between Edweena, a porcupine and Catbird. What the??! Who the??...

Conclusion? Well conclusions are places where people get tired of thinking, and I'm tired of thinking on how to describe this madness. One of the strangest cd's I own. Unclassifiable, with a complete disregard for musical convention.

Cartoons from the depths of hell with the Residents on 'Ugly' drugs.

Dobermensch | 4/5 |


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