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The Residents



4.02 | 106 ratings

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4 stars Debut album from one of the most outrageous and obscure musical acts to appear in the 20th century music scene! Starting from the mutilated THE BEATLES cover image through the silly vocals and out-of-tune piano, "Meet the Residents" is not your typical progressive rock (or any "rock" at all) cup of tea. It is a pure manifestation of de-constructionist avant- garde art, whatever that means...

It sounds so amateurish and childlike that it reminds me of my own high school "home band" of my friends, when we used to gather at one's home, equipped with only a pair of untuned acoustic guitars, cardboxes, kitchen utensils, a small toy-like Casio synth and a cassette recorder. Assisted by a quantity of assorted liquors and loads of inspirational prog music, the hometaping could start. Unlimited imagination, creativity and rule-breaking - made for private purposes and closed for the public.

THE RESIDENTS, in contrast, made it publicly and made it history of the "counter-sub- culture"...

Seyo | 4/5 |


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