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Customer Reviews

There are at least 25 great songs on here.

What other album can say that, hmmm?

I love the bits by Snakefinger, Fred Frith, Andy Partridge and Lene Lovich. Forty minutes of amazingly catchy, diverse musical gems. Definitely one of the first albums on my short stack of desert island discs.

My 2nd favorite Residents album

This album is as weird as any other one by The Residents. While the one minute song thing seems strange at first, you quickly realize its so they can get out so many songs in under 45 minutes. This album is packed to the brim with content, well worth the price.


Formed: 1966 in San Francisco, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Over the course of a recording career spanning several decades, the Residents remained a riddle of Sphinx-like proportions; cloaking their lives and music in a haze of willful obscurity, the band's members never identified themselves by name, always appearing in public in disguise -- usually tuxedos, top hats and giant eyeball masks -- and refusing to grant media interviews. Drawing inspiration from the likes of fellow innovators including Harry Partch, Sun Ra, and Captain Beefheart, the Residents...
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