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1.50 | 7 ratings | 1 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1988

Songs / Tracks Listing

EP Version (US):

1. Double Shot (of My Baby's Love) (3:52)
2. Loss of Loved One (Extended Version) (5:37)
3. Kiss of Flesh (instrumental) (9:09)

Total Time: 18:38

Single Version (EU):
1. Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love) (3:50)
2. The Thing About Them (instrumental) (3:25)

Total Time: 7:15

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Releases information

- EP 3" mini CD Released in 1988 on CD3 by Ryko
- 7" single vinyl Released in 1988 on 7" by Torso

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THE RESIDENTS Double Shot ratings distribution

(7 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
Good, but non-essential (57%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
Poor. Only for completionists (14%)

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Review by TCat
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
1 stars Here is another EP/single in the long line of The Residents singles. The thing about this one, which was produced to support the awful album 'God in 3 Persons', is that it was part of a project that The Residents had in mind that would offer this experience in a variety of 'flavors' in order to give listeners a chance to experience this bad idea in many different ways. There was, of course, the proper album, which is basically a narration done by an annoying redneck accent backed up by background singing and uninteresting instrumentals. Its definitely not one of my most loved projects by The Residents, not even very funny. Just annoying.

However, this EP/single was just that. You could purchase it as a 3-inch mini CD or as a 7' vinyl single. Again, The Residents were shamefully trying to milk this project for all it was worth, but, you know they were doing it intentionally because, after all, it is The Residents and that is their way of satirizing the music industry.

The EP has 3 tracks. It starts with The Residents doing a cover of a song by The Swinging Medallions called 'Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)'. This track is not on the album 'God in Three Persons', however, the main riff from the song is used extensively in that album. Of course, the song is indicative of the cheaper sound of The Residents output of the time, the bad synths and tacky Wurlitzer style percussion. At least is funny because of the lazy delivery and you don't have to listen to that annoying narrator until the last minute of the track. Next is 'Loss of a Love One' in an extended version. It only adds about a half a minute to the original, and it gives you a snapshot at the awfulness of the album. The last track is a 9 minute instrumental that comes from one of the other spin-offs from this project: the 'God in 3 Persons Soundtrack', which is pretty much the same as the regular album, but with the annoying cowboy narration removed. You still get the background singing and the bad synth soundtrack. At least, you only have to listen to samples of the album and not the entire thing, that is the only advantage of this EP. The songs are all joined together so it almost sounds like one continuous track of 18 minutes.

The 7' vinyl single is a bit different from the EP. It only has two tracks. The first track is the same as the first track on the EP. The B-side is called 'The Thing About Them' from the album, but in this instance, the cowboy narration is thankfully removed, so it's from the soundtrack. At the end of it, you will have no doubt that you've been ripped off of your money and your time which you will never get back, so approach with caution.

There was also a single released from this album, the track 'Holy Kiss of Flesh', which is not even worth looking for. There was another single planned, but this never happened as even The Residents know when enough is enough and realized that they weren't getting the response they hoped for.

Even for the humorous and sarcastic style of The Residents, this entire 'God in 3 Persons' project is just plain bad. At least, with this EP/single, you don't have to listen to a full album of it, so for the curious, it might be of interest to see if you want to wast your time with the full album.

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