Header

DUCK STAB

The Residents

RIO/Avant-Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

The Residents Duck Stab album cover
3.65 | 11 ratings | 2 reviews | 36% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy THE RESIDENTS Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Laughing Song (2:14)
2. Blue Rosebuds (3:11)
3. Constantinople (2:23)
4. The Booker Tease (1:09)
5. Sinister Exaggerator (3:27)
6. Bach is Dead (1:12)
7. Elvis and His Boss (2:30)

Total Time: 16:06

Lyrics

Search THE RESIDENTS Duck Stab lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search THE RESIDENTS Duck Stab tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Snakefinger / guitar
- The Residents / everything else

Releases information

- Released in 1978 on EP by Ralph, first pressing was rejected with a pink label, second was 2,500 red matte copies, third was 25,000 red gloss copies.

Not to be confused with the album with Buster & Glen on it, Duck Stab was originally a 7 song EP, later having Buster & Glen added to it.

Thanks to Retrovertigo for the addition
Edit this entry

THE RESIDENTS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy THE RESIDENTS Duck Stab Music


Marching to the SeeMarching to the See
Cryptic Corporation 2014
Audio CD$8.50
$17.34 (used)
The 12 Days Of BrumaliaThe 12 Days Of Brumalia
CRYPTIC CORP 2014
Audio CD$12.99
Not AvailableNot Available
Cryptic Corp 2011
Audio CD$6.86
$6.98 (used)
EskimoEskimo
Cryptic Corp 2012
Vinyl$13.35
$27.81 (used)
Meet The ResidentsMeet The Residents
CRYPTIC CORP 2011
Audio CD$6.78
$6.58 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Les Georges Leningrad Deux Hot Dogs Moutarde Chou LP vinyl Residents Alien8 US $11.99 [0 bids]
30m 40s
Residents - Ten Little Piggies CD US $12.48 Buy It Now 4h
Residents - Third Reich N Roll CD CRYPTIC CORPORA US $14.99 Buy It Now 4h 2m
The Residents - Mark Of The Mole LP+ POSTER 1988 US $49.99 Buy It Now 5h 50m
RESIDENTS, The - Mush-Room - LP + MP3 download code US $30.89 Buy It Now 7h 58m
THE SKIDS-ORIGINAL 2 PAGE INTERVIEW-1979-THE RESIDENTS-Brendan McCarthy-VGC US $3.85 [0 bids]
8h 13m
Phil Reynolds : Frantic Residents Vol.4 [Mixed By Phil Reynolds] CD (2003) US $13.52 Buy It Now 8h 35m
CHARLES BOBUCK of THE RESIDENTS New Sealed 2014 THE PINK ROMANCE CD US $17.99 Buy It Now 10h
RESIDENTS / DUCK STAB / 1978 7" P/S US $4.90 Buy It Now 10h 37m
"Have a Bad Day" by The Residents Brand New CD Pop Rock Humor Jazz Prog Eyeball US $15.88 Buy It Now 12h 4m
CHARLES BOBUCK of THE RESIDENTS New 2014 Solo CODGERS ON THE MOON CD US $18.99 Buy It Now 12h 30m
The Residents - The Tunes of Two Cities LP orig. Still Sealed (Ralph, 1982) US $29.99 Buy It Now 13h 46m
The Residents - George & James LP orig. Still Sealed (Ralph, 1984) US $29.99 Buy It Now 13h 49m
The Residents - The Big Bubble LP orig. Still Sealed (Ralph, 1985) US $29.99 Buy It Now 13h 52m
Residue of the Residents LP orig. Still Sealed (Ralph, 1983) US $29.99 Buy It Now 13h 57m
The Residents Not Available+Selections of Title in Limbo with Renaldo the Loaf US $7.00 [0 bids]
14h 33m
The Residents Meet the Residents Japanese Import CD US $10.00 [1 bids]
14h 33m
1979 RR1075 - The Residents - The Third Reich N Roll - 4th Pressing US $30.00 Buy It Now 15h 44m
THE RESIDENTS / FREAK SHOW / ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK / VG CONDITION US $7.99 [0 bids]
17h 3m
THE RESIDENTS / PETTING ZOO / VG CONDITION US $7.99 [0 bids]
17h 3m
RESIDENTS satisfaction 7" yellow vinyl b/w loser is weed (rr7803) pic sleeve us US $12.67 Buy It Now 17h 41m
LP - SNAKEFINGER ( THE RESIDENTS) RARE US $46.99 Buy It Now 17h 57m
MEET THE RESIDENTS USA LP RALPH RECORDS RR067 vinyl '79 w/printd inner sleeve!! US $39.00 Buy It Now 19h 2m
PHIL REYNOLDS FRANCTIC RESIDENTS 01 MUSIC CD NEW US $24.38 Buy It Now 19h 12m
Rock Pict Disc THE RESIDENTS Mole Show - Live At The Roxy NM- C002 ORIG EB766 US $39.99 Buy It Now 20h 32m
THE RESIDENTS - FREAK SHOW cd 1990 Cryptic Corporation CD US $3.99 [0 bids]
20h 37m
The RESIDENTS Santa Dog CD UWEB + Uncle Willie's Eyeball Buddies Button/Pin RARE US $49.99 [0 bids]
22h
Residents - American Composer Series Vol.1: George & James 1984 Ralph orig LP US $18.99 Buy It Now 23h
Residents - Stars and Hank Forever Music of H. Williams and Sousa Ralph orig LP US $15.99 Buy It Now 23h
Residents - Tunes of Two Cities 1982 Ralph original. vg+ LP Snakefinger US $18.99 Buy It Now 23h
Stevie Wonder In Square Circle Very Nice USA Residents Only! US $2.95 Buy It Now 23h 10m
Dave Mason His classic Let it Roll Ex-Traffic Very Nice USA Residents Only! US $4.95 Buy It Now 23h 14m
Residents, The ?- Commercial Album US $27.00 Buy It Now 23h 32m
RESIDENTS - TEN LITTLE PIGGIES NEW CD US $13.39 Buy It Now 1 day
Fingerprince The Residents RR 1276 RALPH Records Pink Label **Shrink** Near Mint US $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
RESIDENTS - ESKIMO (180GM) NEW VINYL US $42.75 Buy It Now 1 day
RESIDENTS stars and hank forever LP 6 track sleeve has sticker on front and dele US $15.98 Buy It Now 1 day
The Residents Meet The Residents CD US $10.77 Buy It Now 1 day
THE RESIDENTS HEAVEN 1985 JAPAN CD 1ST PRESS US $39.99 Buy It Now 1 day
The Residents ?- Petting Zoo- Icky Flix -THE ESD Collection CD US $35.99 Buy It Now 1 day
RESIDENTS-MARK OF THE MOLE-JAPAN MINI LP CD F25 US $28.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Nick Kamen, Fun Fun,Hipsway, Residents 12" US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
DEAD RESIDENTS - Triple Crown (UK 16 Track DJ CD Album) US $13.09 Buy It Now 1 day
THE RESIDENTS LP 1979 USA US $34.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Residents - Not Available 1974 Ralph 1978 original LP US $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Snakefinger, The Residents, Kill the Great Raven US $6.99 [0 bids]
US $13.99 Buy It Now
1 day
RESIDENTS / COMMERCIAL SINGLE / 1980 7" P/S EX/EX / 1000'S MORE 45'S IN MY SHOP US $24.57 Buy It Now 1 day
SNAKEFINGER Residents Chewing Hides The Sound 1979 UK Virgin Records Vinyl LP Ex US $13.09 [0 bids]
1 day
The Residents - The Big Bubble (Part Four Of The Mole Trilogy) LP US $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
The Residents - God in Three Persons - RYKO - 2 Vinyl LPs - SEALED US $50.00 [0 bids]
1 day
The Residents Babyfingers Pink Vinyl Limited Edition US $16.37 [0 bids]
1 day
The Residents - From The Plains Of Mexico US $16.37 [0 bids]
1 day
10cc The Original Soundrack I'm not in Love USA Residents Only! US $3.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Loudness Lightning Strikes nm- USA Residents Only! US $5.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Residents : Eskimo CD (1997) US $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
The Residents - Memorial Hits LP 1985 Wave Records Japanese Import US $44.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Residents Animal Lover CD US $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
1985 RESIDENTS The BIG BUBBLE Part Four of the Mole Trilogy LP NEAR MINT OOP US $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Residents 13th Anniversary Show LP Orig Ralph in Shrink EX/NM Cond! Snakefinger  US $12.97 [0 bids]
1 day
The Residents The Tunes of Two Cities CD 1989 ESD w/ bonus tracks Cryptic Corp US $5.00 [1 bids]
1 day
Residents / Meet the 2nd cover Crawfish LP Ralph Records RR0677 Beatles US $16.99 Buy It Now 1 day
David Lee roth Crazy From The Heat USA Residents only Please!!!! US $3.95 Buy It Now 1 day
The Police Zenyatta Mondatta Exc Cond. USA Residents only Please!! US $5.95 Buy It Now 1 day
The Residents Kettles of fish on the outskirts of town 4 disc set US $20.00 [1 bids]
2 days
The Residents Santa Dog CD UWEB first edition rare signed Uncle Willie Ralph US $99.99 [0 bids]
2 days
CBYA - RESIDENTS OF JUPITER NEW CD US $18.54 Buy It Now 2 days
DJ Tora "Residents" Mixture Of Trance - Japan CD NEW US $17.09 Buy It Now 2 days
Various Artists : Frantic Residents Vol. 3 (Mixed By Steve Hill) CD (2003) US $7.89 Buy It Now 2 days
Fred Frith Poster and Glossy Ralph Records Residents 1980s Henry Cow psych US $15.00 [1 bids]
2 days
Ralph Records Residents Buy or Die Poster RARE Gary Panter punk weird 1970s US $40.00 [0 bids]
2 days
RESIDENTS-INTERMISSION-JAPAN MINI LP CD BONUS TRACK BONUS TRACK E00 US $22.99 Buy It Now 2 days
THE RESIDENTS Part Four Of The Mole Trilogy/The Big Bubble 1985 lp NM/VG US $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
THE RESIDENTS God In Three Persons 1988 clear wax 2 lp NM/VG+ US $9.99 [1 bids]
2 days
Ministry Of Sound - Mos Club Residents: Michael Woods [CD New] US $14.40 Buy It Now 2 days
RADIO FREE Cult Cuts CD RYKO/BMG Devo FRANK ZAPPA Residents YOKO ONO US $4.88 [0 bids]
US $6.88 Buy It Now
2 days
THE RESIDENTS Hit The Road Jack & Excerpt From "For Elsie" 1987 pic disc 7" NM US $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Mark of the Mole [Remaster] by The Residents (CD, Jan-1998, East Side Digit) US $8.00 [0 bids]
2 days
The Residents presents part 4 of the Mole Trilogy - The Big Bubble US $10.00 [0 bids]
2 days
The Residents The Tunes of Two Cities LP Ralph Records EX copy US $27.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Meet The Residents, 1977 Ralph Records RR02677 US $22.00 Buy It Now 2 days
The Residents, TheThird Reich N Roll, 1976 Ralph Records RR1075 US $27.00 Buy It Now 2 days
RESIDENTS Not Available LP VINYL + MP3 DOWNLOAD US $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
The Residents, Not available, 1978 Ralph Records RR1174 US $24.00 Buy It Now 2 days
A Compendium Preview Guide to Eyesore The Residents Idiot Flesh 7" Black Vinyl US $25.00 [0 bids]
2 days
Giant Ant Farm Fortune! Mint Sealed CD Idiot Flesh Vaccination Residents Primus US $65.00 [0 bids]
2 days
Komotion International Vol. 5 Cassette Tape Idiot Flesh Green Day Residents OOP US $100.00 [0 bids]
2 days
Penelope Houston - BIRDBOYS 1987 Subterranean LP AVENGERS SNAKEFINGER RESIDENTS US $12.00 [0 bids]
2 days
residents live in holland CD TORSO 13th anniversary show SNAKEFINGER cryptic US $74.95 Buy It Now 2 days
"7"-The Residents-Duck Stab '77 industrial dark prog punk US $19.99 [0 bids]
2 days
SNAKEFINGER Chewing Hides the Sound LP RALPH SNK 7909 VG+/EX synth RESIDENTS US $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Ralph Records 7 " Comp The Residents Snakefinger Yello Fred Frith 1980 Punk US $10.00 [0 bids]
2 days
THE RESIDENTS Present The Third Reich 'N Roll (LP) US $24.00 Buy It Now 2 days
THE RESIDENTS Present Sonidos De La Noche - Coochie Brake (LP) US $24.00 Buy It Now 2 days
THE RESIDENTS Fingerprince (LP) US $24.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Various BUY OR DIE 1980 1/2 7" EP (NO PICTURE SLEEVE) Ralph RESIDENTS FRED FRITH US $7.95 Buy It Now 2 days
Residents Kaw-Liga (Housey Remix) German PS/45 Torso 70110 NM/VG++ US $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Residents : Eskimo CD (2004) US $10.24 Buy It Now 2 days
CRANIUM'S The Residents THE CENSUS TAKER orig Soundtrack Lp NM punk kbd US $39.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Residents- Petting Zoo CD OOP US $15.56 Buy It Now 3 days
Ministry Of Sound - Mos Club Residents: Michael Woods CD US $20.55 Buy It Now 3 days

More places to buy THE RESIDENTS music online Buy THE RESIDENTS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for THE RESIDENTS DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

THE RESIDENTS Duck Stab ratings distribution


3.65
(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(36%)
36%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(45%)
45%
Good, but non-essential (18%)
18%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

THE RESIDENTS Duck Stab reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by ExittheLemming
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars Ralph reverses the charges on a call of nature

'Laughing Song' - One of the most notable features of the Residents' sonic arsenal is their ability to warp recognizable timbres obtained from one source into those originating from another e.g. there is some conventional bowed articulation on the accompaniment, but it seems to come from the brass, as though the horn players had swapped instruments with the violinists. Is this 'acoustic modeling' at least 20 years BC? (before computers) Foghorn Leghorn collaborating with Kraftwerk on a version of The Laughing Policeman wouldn't sound anywhere near half as weird as this.

'Blue Rosebuds' - The melodic shape sends an echo that Siouxsie & the Banshees may have picked up for The Staircase Mystery but the effect is much more insidious and paradoxically, more powerful. Where Siouxsie sprints screaming to lance you through the heart, the Residents creep up stealthily from the rear and slit your throat. Right in the middle of this song and from out of the ether comes a piercing narrative that may, in all likelihood be that of a redneck Lizzie Borden:

Your lichen covered corpuscles are filthy as a fist, Infection is your finest flower mildewed in the mist

(Prosecution rests your honor...and keep her away from me)

'Constantinople' - An increasingly agitated imperative from a Louisiana raised William Burroughs becomes truly compulsive when he is joined by backing vocals that seem to emanate from the horns of the brass section?. (Like everything on Duckstab it's hard to describe without appearing frivolous)

The bass texture employed on this record is similar to that of Can or the Beatles, with a muted attack and short decay, which attests to the Resident's continuing obsession with all manner of 60's conceits and psychedelia in general.

'The Booker Tease' - After some 'spy movie' fuzz guitar and a beautiful 'Stax' horn section rejoinder we meet what approximates a saxophone might sound like if it was made to feedback without the use of distortion (as daft as that sounds, but I'm thinking of a Coltrane 'sheets of sound' thang y'all)

'Bach is Dead' - This was the first Residents song that ever 'clicked' for me, but as for the reasons, I cannot even begin to guess. If someone says it's just rubbing your finger across a wet window pane with some plinky toy piano and car horns, they'd be right. But I still think it's beautiful (Dunno...)

'Sinister Exaggerator' - The Mechanoid percussion and heavily modulated guitar steal a march on the Joy Division/Cure axis that was to come, before we meet again those 'bowed brass' players in anticipation of a drawling nursery rhyme being taught TO the kidnapped parents by the child?

Elvis and His Boss' - Mr Presley looms large in the Residents universe. (like them he is from the southern states of the USA) A dissonant 'Stylophone' lead takes over the role of the traditional rock'n'roll guitar in this kaleidoscopic Burroughs 'cut-up' that threatens to collapse completely before the end. If Harry Partch had designed his instruments to be used for rockabilly, they would have found a home here, a place where John Coltrane can casually step up to the mike with...a kazoo?

I would imagine that swathes of the Prog community would be horrified by the Residents and probably dismiss their output as infantile. Although I can understand this reaction, I think it stems from a lot of people's failure to get past the 'cartoon' surface of their music and lose out as a result. I have to be in the right 'mood' to listen to them, but that says more about me than is a slight on them.

This 16 minute EP from 1978 is the perfect running time for a first exposure to this bizarre group, as listening to the Residents should be approached as if you were negotiating a cold bath:

(Quick in, and Quick Out)

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to ExittheLemming (BETA) | Report this review (#171045) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Review by Rune2000
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Metal Team
3 stars This EP was, in a way, a response for the criticism that the Residents received for The Third Reich 'N Roll accusing it of being much too long and incoherent. Duck Stab was the exact opposite with short and often quite repetitive sound that later would be greatly improved on by Commercial Album.

Since I consider this release as an only take on a style that they would expand on their 1980-release the music isn't as developed as I would want it to be. Yes, it's still a great the Residents recording and should definitely be treated as such but there are just so many other much more essential recordings that can be explored before hearing Duck Stab.

This EP might be more coherent than Eskimo and Meet The Residents but I'm not going to judge whether it's a good thing or not but I personally much too rarely actually listen to it.

***** star songs: Constantinople (2:23)

**** star songs: Blue Rosebuds (3:11) Laughing Song (2:14) Bach Is Dead (1:12) Elvis And His Boss (2:30)

*** star songs: Sinister Exaggerator (3:27) Booker Tease (1:09)

Total rating: 3,86

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Rune2000 (BETA) | Report this review (#255993) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, December 14, 2009

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of THE RESIDENTS "Duck Stab"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.38 seconds