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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1988

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Spot (2:59)
2. Smelly Tongues (2:29)
3. The Model (3:42)
4. Kill the Great Raven (3:06)
5. Jesus Was a Leprechaun (2:00)
6. Here Comes the Bums (2:54)
7. Magic and Ecstasy (2:58)
8. Who Is the Culprit and Who Is the Victim? (2:59)
9. What Wilbur? (2:39)
10. Picnic in the Jungle (3:59)
11. I Love Mary (2:34)
12. The Vultures of Bombay (3:05)
13. Golden Cat (4:09)
14. Don't Lie (3:32)
15. The Man in the Dark Sedan (4:36)
16. I Come from an Island (3:22)
17. Thrashing All the Loves of History (3:11)
18. Save Me from Dali (2:32)
19. Living in Vain (3:44)
20. The Picture Makers Vs. Children of the Sea (9:30)

Line-up / Musicians

Steve Brown / sax
Phil Culp / bass
Don Jackovich / percussion
Blaine L. Reininger / violin
The Residents / producer
Snakefinger / guitar, vocals

Releases information

-Released in 1988 on CD by East Side Digital

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(67%)
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SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars This so-called collection is actually Philip "Snakefinger" Lithman's first two albums, "Chewing Hides The Sound" (minus for some reason The Vivian Girls) and Greener Postures. Both albums are in the exact order as the original LP releases. Added on at the beginning are two singles Snakefinger recorded with The Residents, The Spot and Smelly Tongues.

The albums feature Lithman's bizarre but amazing guitar style, along with his off the wall compositional style (somewhere between The Residents and Captain Beefheart). His guitar is almost beyond description, using a lot of slide and effects, to give it an unearthly sound.

The best tracks, in my opinion, are Magic And Ecstacy (an Ennio Morricone piece), The Vultures Of Bombay, The Man In The Dark Sedan and the proggiest song on the album, The Picture Maker Vs. Children Of The Sea.

I was lucky enough to see Snakefinger and his band, The Vestal Virgins on his final tour, shortly before his untimely death. He was nice enough to come out and meet the crowd after the show. He seemed to be a nice person.

Buy his albums.

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