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I just finished listening to Third Reich Rock n' Roll, it's brilliant!
I can't stand Justin Bieber....
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Heart The Residents.
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I love The Residents.
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Third Reich, Meet the Residents, Eskimo... all genius. I think a lot of their newer stuff is pretty weak, but the classics (especially before they started using synths) are amazing,

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Syzygy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2010 at 18:52
I love pretty much everything up to the Mole trilogy. There's been plenty of good stuff since then, but somehow they no longer sounded quite so surprising or original. Duck Stab/Buster and Glen is probably the peak for me.
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I've got my doubts about how much to contribute
to the already rich among us...'

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2010 at 18:52
For me it's their newer stuff that I like the most.  Animal Lover in particular.

For me The Residents are one of those groups best appreciated in video form. 



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I like allot of their "newer" stuff. I'm currently trying to get hold of the Is Anybody Out There dvd. But it's definitely more art than standard prog.
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I think Not Available is a masterpiece. I also really like The Third Reich 'n Roll and Duck Stab/Buster & Glenn. For some reason, I really don't like Commercial Album at all though.
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The Commercial Album is one of my favourites, but it does seem to divide opinion. There are more ideas in its 40 minutes than there are in many bands' entire discographies, and a lot of it is genuinely catchy in a slightly perverse sort of way.
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On second thought I really don't like them, they are too damn weird. LOL
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Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

On second thought I really don't like them, they are too damn weird. LOL


LOL
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I've had "Hello Skinny" stuck in my head at various times today.  (Check the video if you haven't yet - quite disturbing.)
 
Fun stuff indeed.
 
BRUTAL.
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Oh there is mucho mucho love here for the Eyed Ones.
No band has changed my life more.  

They're the one group, without a doubt, for whom I can call myself fanatical.  I have at least 80 recordings at last count.  Scary or sad, I'm not sure which.  Okay, both.

While I mostly love the early "classic" period (Santa Dog through The Commercial Album), there is a ton of great material that comes after that.  Of the most recent I'm with Slarti--Animal Lover is tops (top dog?).   
The damage that we do is just so powerfully strong we call it love
The damage that we do just goes on and on and on but not long enough.
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Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

On second thought I really don't like them, they are too damn weird. LOL

Herr Slarti:
Did you end up going to see Talking Light live?  (Sorry to direct this personally, but I do remember you mentioning on another strand that you were hoping to see the most recent tour.)
The damage that we do is just so powerfully strong we call it love
The damage that we do just goes on and on and on but not long enough.
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Originally posted by questionsneverknown questionsneverknown wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

On second thought I really don't like them, they are too damn weird. LOL

Herr Slarti:
Did you end up going to see Talking Light live?  (Sorry to direct this personally, but I do remember you mentioning on another strand that you were hoping to see the most recent tour.)

I think I missed them. Cry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote questionsneverknown Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2010 at 18:13
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Originally posted by questionsneverknown questionsneverknown wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

On second thought I really don't like them, they are too damn weird. LOL

Herr Slarti:
Did you end up going to see Talking Light live?  (Sorry to direct this personally, but I do remember you mentioning on another strand that you were hoping to see the most recent tour.)

I think I missed them. Cry

Oh that is very sad.  I add a weepie for you: Cry

To anyone reading this living in Europe, go see the tour that is happening now.  It's well worth it, probably my favorite show since Cube E.  An interesting mix of improvised storytelling and fresh takes on old songs.
The damage that we do is just so powerfully strong we call it love
The damage that we do just goes on and on and on but not long enough.
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I only have Tweedles! but I find it to be pretty enjoyable. The whole album's about a sex-addicted clown, and it has some really hilarious lyrics! LOL

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Originally posted by questionsneverknown questionsneverknown wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Originally posted by questionsneverknown questionsneverknown wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

On second thought I really don't like them, they are too damn weird. LOL

Herr Slarti:
Did you end up going to see Talking Light live?  (Sorry to direct this personally, but I do remember you mentioning on another strand that you were hoping to see the most recent tour.)

I think I missed them. Cry

Oh that is very sad.  I add a weepie for you: Cry

To anyone reading this living in Europe, go see the tour that is happening now.  It's well worth it, probably my favorite show since Cube E.  An interesting mix of improvised storytelling and fresh takes on old songs.

I was feeling kind of depressed at the time so I didn't go.  Not really a good band to go see in that state. LOL

Hopefully we'll get a DVD out of it.  I've already got:

And copied from VHS:







Edited by Slartibartfast - March 29 2010 at 18:38
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote questionsneverknown Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2010 at 11:20
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Originally posted by questionsneverknown questionsneverknown wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Originally posted by questionsneverknown questionsneverknown wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

On second thought I really don't like them, they are too damn weird. LOL

Herr Slarti:
Did you end up going to see Talking Light live?  (Sorry to direct this personally, but I do remember you mentioning on another strand that you were hoping to see the most recent tour.)

I think I missed them. Cry

Oh that is very sad.  I add a weepie for you: Cry

To anyone reading this living in Europe, go see the tour that is happening now.  It's well worth it, probably my favorite show since Cube E.  An interesting mix of improvised storytelling and fresh takes on old songs.

I was feeling kind of depressed at the time so I didn't go.  Not really a good band to go see in that state. LOL


Ah yeah, that may very well have been a wise move.  Given that a good majority of the songs are about loneliness, failure and the death of loved ones, the Residents may not be the best pick-me-up band when the black dogs are after you.

I'm fairly certain there will be a DVD.  As I understand it, there's a DVD of the Bunny Boy tour in the works (separate from the DVD of the internet series).  Residents.com has available every single show of the Talking Light tour for download.


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The damage that we do just goes on and on and on but not long enough.
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Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:

I love pretty much everything up to the Mole trilogy. There's been plenty of good stuff since then, but somehow they no longer sounded quite so surprising or original. Duck Stab/Buster and Glen is probably the peak for me.


Huh. I got nothing to add here.

Ok. They might be my absolute alltime favorite band.

Third Reich 'n Roll
is actually my least favorite from their classic era (up to about  1983/84). It's still a solid threeandahalf/fourstar, though.

I made a personal Residents top 15 over at RYM. Its probably the only band I could have made one for:

 
1
Duck Stab / Buster & Glen

The Residents

Duck Stab / Buster & Glen (1978)
 
2
Meet the Residents

The Residents

Meet the Residents (1974)
 
3
Mark of the Mole

The Residents

Mark of the Mole (1981)
 
4
Commercial Album

The Residents

Commercial Album (1980)
 
5
Eskimo

The Residents

Eskimo (1979)
 
6
The Tunes of Two Cities

The Residents

The Tunes of Two Cities (1982)
 
7
Intermission

The Residents

Intermission (1982) [EP]
 
8
Fingerprince

The Residents

Fingerprince (1977)
 
9
Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats?

The Residents

Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats? (1984)
 
10
Not Available

The Residents

Not Available (1978)
 
11
Title in Limbo

The Residents & Renaldo & The Loaf

Title in Limbo (1983)
 
12
Santa Dog

The Residents

Santa Dog (1972) [Single]
 
13
Animal Lover

The Residents

Animal Lover (2005)
 
14
Diskomo / Goosebump

The Residents

Diskomo / Goosebump (1980) [EP]
 
15
The Third Reich n Roll

The Residents

The Third Reich 'n Roll (1976)

Over land and under ashes
In the sunlight, see - it flashes
Find a fly and eat his eye
But don't believe in me
Don't believe in me
Don't believe in me
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