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Studio Album, released in 1988

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Main Title from "God in 3 Persons" (3:52)
2. Hard & Tenderly (4:36)
3. Devotion? (3:36)
4. The Thing About Them (4:05)
5. Their Early Years (4:39)
6. Loss of Loved One (4:50)
7. The Touch (3:30)
8. The Service (5:02)
9. Confused (By What I Felt Inside) (4:37)
10. Fine Fat Flies (4:26)
11. Time (1:18)
12. Silver, Sharp and Could Not Care (3:03)
13. Kiss of Flesh (9:39)
14. Pain and Pleasure (4:35)

Total time: 61:48

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Line-up / Musicians

Laurie Amat / song stylist
Richard Marriott / wind, brass, woodwind
The Residents / arranger, composer, producer

Releases information

-Released in 1988 on CD by Ryko
-Released in 1988 on 2xLP by Ryko
-Released in 1988 on cassette by Ryko
-Released in 1988 on 2xLP by Torso
-Released in 1988 on CD by Torso
-Released in 2000 on CD by East Side Digital

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THE RESIDENTS God In Three Persons ratings distribution


3.84
(26 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(36%)
36%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
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Good, but non-essential (12%)
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Review by Rune2000
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Metal Team
5 stars This is one of those albums that I knew that I liked the first time listening to it. But just like any great material it is easy to sink into but difficult to master.

The material featured on God In Three Persons took a lot of time to really settle in. I think that I had to listen to it at least twenty or so times in order to combine the narrative with the music. But I don't regret it since it's now one of my top 10 favorite albums! There really is no point in discussing the music except possibly saying that it sounds very simple but in that simplicity hides the true essence of a majestic the Residents experience. Lyrically this is one of the most twisted tales ever told in a format of an album. This story is very graphical and I was truly shocked and disgusted by it the first few times. A had a similar experience when listening to Velvet Underground's The Gift although the Resident make it all even more figurative.

Once you can overcome the shock God In Three Persons presents you with a true masterpiece of an album that should not be missed out on!

***** star songs: Main Title From "God In 3 Persons" (3:52) Hard & Tenderly (4:36) Devotion? (3:36) Their Early Years (4:39) The Touch (3:30) Confused (By What I Felt Inside) (4:37) Time (1:18) Silver, Sharp And Could Not Care (3:03) Kiss Of Flesh (9:39)

**** star songs: The Thing About Them (4:05) Loss Of Loved One (4:50) The Service (5:02) Fine Fat Flies (4:26) Pain And Pleasure (4:35)

Total Rating: 4,63

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Review by Evolver
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2 stars Conceptually brilliant, this album falls nearly flat in execution. This is a concept album that tells a strange story of a widowed man who walls into a bizarre relationship with a set of conjoined twins. The story itself is typically bizarre, with love, hate, pain, sex, violence, etc.

The album starts out magnificently, with Laurie Amat singing the album credits over an almost symphonic introduction. It's about as close to traditional prog as the eyeballs ever get. But then the story begins. Completely spoken, in a cowboy rhyme deadpan, over mostly nondescript backing music, the drone of the story itself meakes it a chore to pay attention to the majority of the album. In fact, if the "lyrics" were not printed on the CD booklet, I probably wouldn't know the story at all, other than the few snippets that capture my attention.

It's notable that Phillip "Snakefinger" Lithman was supposed to add guitar to the music. It probably would have helped quite a bit. But still, the droning cowboy voice throughout might be insurmountable.

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Review by HolyMoly
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4 stars I have a feeling that the Residents spent more time on this album than on any other album in their catalog up to that point. It really is an album that has to take its time sinking in, but once you fully get what's going on (I'm still not sure I do), it's pretty mind-blowing. It seems so far removed from their concurrent cheeky attempts at parody (e.g. the American Composers Series) that I get the impression that they spent the better part of a decade working on this, all the while releasing relatively half-hearted albums like "George and James".

The album seems to presage the latter-day Residents renaissance they've had of late, releasing elaborate, very emotional albums like "Demons Dance Alone" that are just as dark and serious as they are playful and strange. The "playful" part shows up right at the beginning, as a musical theme based on the old pop tune "Double Shot of My Baby's Love" (in fact, that's the recurring musical motif on the whole album) accompanies a chorus of women, who act throughout in a way similar to the "chorus" of Shakespearean plays - unseen by the main characters, but commenting on and reacting to the action. So what is the chorus on about here in the beginning? Well, they're just singing the opening credits. Brilliant!

After that, a series of deceptively simple musical pieces (all basically performed on keyboards and a drum machine) accompany an insanely convoluted spoken story, spoken in a warm Southern drawl (the lead singer's natural voice, it turns out). I won't begin to try to decipher the story (as if I could), but it plays out like a dream-sequence, with unnatural transitions, surreal imagery, and just some real heavy, at times bordering on violent, psycho-erotic sexual stuff. Roger Waters' "Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" as seen through a kaleidoscope, in a way. AND! That's not all: the ENTIRE ALBUM is written and recited using a consistent meter and rhyme scheme - the whole thing is one big, crazy hour-long poem. Wow.

I can't call this a five star album, though, because as often happens with the Residents, the music doesn't always keep pace with the genius of the concept. However, this is still among the Residents' finest creations; the music, while staying out of the way most of the time, does react to the narrative in a way that indicates some thought was put into it. Even though it's just 80s keyboards with electronic drum sounds, it still "does the job" and ultimately works as an effective backdrop for the narration. The female chorus also interjects from time to time, adding a layer of humor to the proceedings. The rhythmic, poetic cadences of the narration adds to the "musical" side of the experience as well.

A strange, profound album that you won't soon forget. 4/5.

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5 stars GOD IN THREE PERSONS of the "eyeballed" band THE RESIDENTS is sincerly one of the greatest creation of the band. The first track Main Title from "God in 3 Persons" give an excellent idea of what the album looks like. The other tracks got the same "style" and intonation of this song. Like t ... (read more)

Report this review (#44034) | Posted by D.Noisserger | Tuesday, August 23, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars An outstanding album, but one that tends to sharply divide the fans. God In 3 Persons focuses on the complex relationship between a pair of conjoined twins with the ability to heal illness, and the protagonist who befriends/uses them. He begins by manipulating them for financial gain, then moves ... (read more)

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