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**ALL COPIES ORDERED DIRECTLY FROM THE CHERRY RED WEBSITE WILL SHIP WITH A LIMITED EDITION UNIQUE POSTCARD**

• INCLUDES ‘THE W***** B*** ALBUM’ AND ‘B.S.’, PREVIOUSLY ONLY AVAILABLE ON VINYL AS LIMITED RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES.

• ALSO FEATURES 1971’S ‘BOARDING HOUSE SHOW’ AND ‘PHILIP’S WEDDING CONCENTRATE’, AND 1972’S ‘CHRIS’ PARTY’ – THE GROUP’S ONLY KNOWN LIVE SHOWS PRIOR TO 1976.

• SEMINAL ELEMENTS OF RESIDENTS MYTHOLOGY, ISSUED BY POPULAR DEMAND!

• REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES AND PRODUCED BY THE RESIDENTS AND THE CRYPTIC CORPORATION.

• ESSAY BY JIM KNIPFEL AND SLEEVENOTES BY THE RESIDENTS’ MYSTERIOUS ARCHIVIST.

• LONG-AWAITED BY THE RESIDENTS’ LARGE INTERNATIONAL FANBASE!

Formed in the early 1970s, The Residents have been charting a unique path through the musical landscape for almost fifty years. From far-out, experimental recordings to highly conceptual, innovative multi-platform projects, the band refuses to stand still, and continues to move in several different directions at once.

Released on CD for the first time, this set captures the group’s earliest work – two legendary album length demo tapes and three live recordings made under the direction of their mentor, The Mysterious N. Senada, between the Springs of 1971 and 1972. Packed with non-songs, poetry, mutant cover versions, sonic experiments and ambitious suites, ‘The W***** B*** Album’ and ‘B.S.’ set the groundwork for all that was to follow in the studio, whilst the three live recordings show the group – then a large, rambling collective rather than anything resembling a band – exploring the live-show-as-performance-art space they continue to inhabit to this day. This is must-hear material for both fans of The Residents and those interested in post-hippy, pre-punk DIY avant-garde experimentalism.

Remastered, expanded, and pREServed for future generations – this is The Residents as we’ve always wanted to hear them, and the latest in a series of archival reissues that will continue throughout 2020 and beyond. Look out for forthcoming ‘American Composers’, ‘Cube-E’, ‘Freak Show’ and ‘Gingerbread Man’ sets.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE

THE W***** B*** ALBUM

1. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY PT. 1
BABY SKELETONS AND DOGS
BOP BOP SHU BOP
STUFFED GENITAL
CHRISTMAS MORNING ROTO
EVERY DAY I MASTURBATE ON A MERICAN FLAG
OH MUMMY, OH DADDY, CAN’T YOU SEE THAT IT’S TRUE
BABY SKELETONS AND DOGS #2

2. MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY PT. 2
GOING TO ARCATA BLUES
MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY PT. 3
BLACK VELVET ORIGINAL
MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY PT. 4
JIMI HENDRIX DILDO
MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY PT. 5
IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT
MAGGIE’S FARM
MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY PT. 6
SNOT AND FECES LIVE AT THE GRUNT FESTIVAL
SWEET MEAT

3. OH YEA UHH BOP SHU BOP
OM IS WHERE THE ART IS
CONCERTO IN R FLAT MINOR
GAGAGAPIGGAEOUPE
SOLD AMERICAN
LOVE THEME FROM A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
PRELUDE FOR ACCORDION, SOUSAPHONE AND FRENCH HORN
OH GOD YOU’RE A PIE IN THE SKY
SHORT CIRCUIT COMES TO TOWN
MARCHING TOWARDS A E I O U BLUES

4. IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT AGAIN / RUMBA
FOURTH CRUCIFIXION IN FIVE YEARS
OH MUMMY, OH DADDY, CAN’T YOU SEE THAT IT’S TRUE AGAIN
ART THE WHITE ELEPHANT
PSYCHEDELIC AND ORGASMIC FINALE

5. THE BOARDING HOUSE SHOW
6. PHILIP’S WEDDING CONCENTRATE*

 

DISC TWO

B.S.

1. WE STOLE THIS RIFF
2. HOLELOTTADICK
3. B.S.
4. DEEPSEA DIVER SONG
5. KING KONG
6. CANTATEN TO DER DYIN’ PRUNEN
7. INTRO TAPE/SOMETHIN’ DEVILISH
8. N. SENADA TRIBUTE
9. THE FOURTH CRUCIFIXION
10. JAMES DEAN’S DEATH
11. HALLOWED BE THY WEAN (INCORPORATING PINK LEMONADE, SANDMAN, EAT ME MOTHER, A SELECTION OF UNTITLED INSTRUMENTALS, BUMBLE BEE, ELOISE, SNAKEFINGER’S WEDDING, KAMIKAZE LADY, MISS PEGGY HONEYDEW AND D IS FOR DOORKNOB, A NUMBER OF ANNOUNCEMENTS, THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD AND MORE)

12. CHRIS’ PARTY *

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

 

 

 

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DISC ONE

THE W***** B*** ALBUM

1. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY PT. 1
BABY SKELETONS AND DOGS
BOP BOP SHU BOP
STUFFED GENITAL
CHRISTMAS MORNING ROTO
EVERY DAY I MASTURBATE ON A MERICAN FLAG
OH MUMMY, OH DADDY, CAN’T YOU SEE THAT IT’S TRUE
BABY SKELETONS AND DOGS #2

2. MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY PT. 2
GOING TO ARCATA BLUES
MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY PT. 3
BLACK VELVET ORIGINAL
MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY PT. 4
JIMI HENDRIX DILDO
MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY PT. 5
IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT
MAGGIE’S FARM
MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY PT. 6
SNOT AND FECES LIVE AT THE GRUNT FESTIVAL
SWEET MEAT

3. OH YEA UHH BOP SHU BOP
OM IS WHERE THE ART IS
CONCERTO IN R FLAT MINOR
GAGAGAPIGGAEOUPE
SOLD AMERICAN
LOVE THEME FROM A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
PRELUDE FOR ACCORDION, SOUSAPHONE AND FRENCH HORN
OH GOD YOU’RE A PIE IN THE SKY
SHORT CIRCUIT COMES TO TOWN
MARCHING TOWARDS A E I O U BLUES

4. IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT AGAIN / RUMBA
FOURTH CRUCIFIXION IN FIVE YEARS
OH MUMMY, OH DADDY, CAN’T YOU SEE THAT IT’S TRUE AGAIN
ART THE WHITE ELEPHANT
PSYCHEDELIC AND ORGASMIC FINALE

5. THE BOARDING HOUSE SHOW
6. PHILIP’S WEDDING CONCENTRATE*





DISC TWO

B.S.

1. WE STOLE THIS RIFF
2. HOLELOTTADICK
3. B.S.
4. DEEPSEA DIVER SONG
5. KING KONG
6. CANTATEN TO DER DYIN’ PRUNEN
7. INTRO TAPE/SOMETHIN’ DEVILISH
8. N. SENADA TRIBUTE
9. THE FOURTH CRUCIFIXION
10. JAMES DEAN’S DEATH
11. HALLOWED BE THY WEAN (INCORPORATING PINK LEMONADE, SANDMAN, EAT ME MOTHER, A SELECTION OF UNTITLED INSTRUMENTALS, BUMBLE BEE, ELOISE, SNAKEFINGER’S WEDDING, KAMIKAZE LADY, MISS PEGGY HONEYDEW AND D IS FOR DOORKNOB, A NUMBER OF ANNOUNCEMENTS, THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD AND MORE)

12. CHRIS’ PARTY *

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED