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• THE INFAMOUS ‘WORMWOOD’ PROJECT pREServed ACROSS 9CDS – OVER 40 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS! : A DOUBLE LP EDITION WILL FOLLOW DURING 2022.

• INCLUDES 2CDS OF PREVIOUSY UNHEARD DEMOS AND SKETCHES FROM THE RESIDENTS’ ARCHIVE, PLUS THE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 1998 DEBUT FILLMORE PERFORMANCE OF THE ‘WORMWOOD’ SHOW.

• ALSO INCLUDES ‘WORMWOOD’, ‘ROADWORMS’, ‘WORMWOOD: LIVE IN EUROPE 1999’ AND A DISC OF LIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF ‘WORMWOOD’ MATERIAL RECORDED THROUGHOUT THE 2000s.

• AN ENTIRE PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED LIVE SHOW. SLEEVENOTES BY JIM KNIPFEL + CONTRIBUTIONS FROM CARLA FABRIZIO. PRODUCED BY THE RESIDENTS AND THE CRYPTIC CORPORATION.

As the second Millennium AD drew to a close, The Residents began to take stock on a couple of thousand years of reasonably fruitful human endeavour. One text, they felt, had inescapably set the tone and dominated the narrative throughout the Western world for most of that period, often clouding the view as they looked back. Sure enough, The Bible, Testaments Old and New, seemed like fertile ground for a confused, anonymous band approaching their fourth decade.

Throughout 1998 and 1999, The Residents set about writing, recording and extensively touring a set of songs based around some of the more curious, unsettling and downright messed up stories they found upon revisiting their old Sunday School Bibles, and present here the results of those industrious years. Complete with demos and sketches, two full live recordings, a live-in-the- studio reworking and the usual assorted ephemera plus later live recordings, ‘The Wormwood Box’ showcases a project the band still think of very fondly, and have often revisited. Join us and marvel as the Eyeball Oddballs somehow cram murder, rape, incest, vengeance, slaughter and, erm, circumcision into a radio friendly pop format! Spread across an inescapably unwieldy 9CDs at the group’s insistence, ‘The Wormwood Box’ is the final, definitive word on The Residents’ Millennially-challenged adventures and explorations within The Good Book. Or so it says here.

Remastered, expanded, and pREServed for future generations, this is the latest in a series of archival Residents’ re-issues that will continue throughout 2022 as the band celebrate their 50th Anniversary. Look out for forthcoming deluxe vinyl re-issues of the classic 1970s albums, a brand new OST recording for a forthcoming film and further pREServed releases as the year unfolds. The Residents will also be touring extensively – why not go keep them company one evening.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:
WORMWOOD
1 In The Beginning
2 Fire Fall
3 They Are The Meat
4 Melancholy Clumps
5 How To Get A Head
6 Cain And Abel
7 Mr Misery
8 Tent Peg In The Temple
9 God’s Magic Finger
10 Spilling The Seed
11 Dinah And The Unclean Skin
12 Bathsheba Bathes
13 Bridegroom Of Blood
14 Hanging By His Hair
15 The Seven Ugly Cows
16 Burn Baby Burn
17 KILL HIM!
18 I Hate Heaven
19 Judas Saves
20 Revelation

DISC TWO:
EARLY WORMS
1 Waterfall
2 Squid
3 Sleepy Time
4 SilverShield
5 Sausage City
6 Sassy Bassy
7 Racking
8 Possum
9 Pickle
10 NutraSweet
11 Movie
12 Michael
13 Log Dam
14 Indo
15 Humer
16 France
17 Earth Man
18 Dooky Town
19 Choppy
20 Chihuahua
21 Cabbage
22 Beta
23 Beach
24 Anything
25 All Flash
26 Adenoids
(All tracks previously unreleased)

DISC THREE:
EARLY WORMS II
1 In The Beginning Sketch
2 SKull2 Un-American Band
3 SkullBiz Sketch
4 Just A Whore (SkullBiz)
5 HeadSketch
6 Job Meets The Monsters
7 Abe Medley Sketch
8 King Of Kings Sketch
9 King Of Kings (Francis)
10 Jesus Saves (Version 1)
11 Jesus Saves (Version 2)

(All tracks previously unreleased)

DISC FOUR:
WORMWOOD AT THE FILLMORE 1998 (ACT I)
1 Mr Skull Superstar
2 In the Beginning
3 KILL HIM!
4 How to Get A Head
5 Hanging By His Hair
6 Mr Misery
7 Tent Peg in the Temple
8 God’s Magic Finger
9 Dinah And The Unclean Skin
10 Cain and Abel
11 Burn Baby Burn
12 Fire Fall
(All tracks previously unreleased)

DISC FIVE:
WORMWOOD AT THE FILLMORE 1998 (ACT II)
1 The Seven Ugly Cows
2 Melancholy Lumps
3 Bathsheba Bathes
4 Bridegroom Of Blood
5 They Are The Meat
6 I Hate Heaven
7 Judas Saves
8 Revelation
9 Smelly Tongues
10 Moisture
11 Picnic Boy
12 Walter Westinghouse
(All tracks previously unreleased

DISC SIX:
ROADWORMS
1 Un-American Band
2 How To Get A Head (Road)
3 Hanging By His Hair (Road)
4 God’s Magic Finger (Road)
5 Tent Peg In The Temple (Road)
6 Fire Fall (Road)
7 Cain And Abel (Road)
8 Dinah And The Unclean Skin (Road)
9 Abraham (Road)
10 Burn Baby Burn (Road)
11 Judas Saves (Road)

DISC SEVEN:
WORMWOOD: LIVE IN EUROPE 1999 (ACT I)
1 In The Beginning
2 Welcome To Wormwood
3 Mr Skull’s Rave 1
4 How To Get A Head
5 Mr Misery
6 Tent Peg In The Temple
7 Mr Skull’s Rave 2
8 God’s Magic Finger
9 Dinah And The Unclean Skin
10 Cain And Abel
11 Mr Skull’s Rave 3
12 Burn Baby Burn
13 Fire Fall

DISC EIGHT:
WORMWOOD: LIVE IN EUROPE 1999 (ACT II)
1 King Of Kings
2 Skull Prayer
3 Mr Skull’s Rave 4
4 Abraham
5 Bridegroom Of Blood
6 Mr Skull’s Rave 5
7 David
8 Judas Saves
9 Old Time Religion
10 Jesus Loves Me

DISC NINE:
WOODWORMS
1 In Between Screams
2 Nober
3 Bridegroom Of Blood (SF, 2001)
4 Burn Baby Burn (SF, 2001)
5 They Are The Meat/Mr Misery (Australia, 2005)
6 Burn Baby Burn (Australia, 2005)
7 They Are The Meat (Oslo, 2011)
8 Hanging By His Hair (Munich, 2013)
9 Bathsheba Bathes (Munich, 2013)
10 They Are The Meat (NYC, 2014)
11 Judas Saves (Laussanne, 2014)
(Tracks 7-11 previously unreleased)

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DISC ONE:
WORMWOOD
1 In The Beginning
2 Fire Fall
3 They Are The Meat
4 Melancholy Clumps
5 How To Get A Head
6 Cain And Abel
7 Mr Misery
8 Tent Peg In The Temple
9 God's Magic Finger
10 Spilling The Seed
11 Dinah And The Unclean Skin
12 Bathsheba Bathes
13 Bridegroom Of Blood
14 Hanging By His Hair
15 The Seven Ugly Cows
16 Burn Baby Burn
17 KILL HIM!
18 I Hate Heaven
19 Judas Saves
20 Revelation

DISC TWO:
EARLY WORMS
1 Waterfall
2 Squid
3 Sleepy Time
4 SilverShield
5 Sausage City
6 Sassy Bassy
7 Racking
8 Possum
9 Pickle
10 NutraSweet
11 Movie
12 Michael
13 Log Dam
14 Indo
15 Humer
16 France
17 Earth Man
18 Dooky Town
19 Choppy
20 Chihuahua
21 Cabbage
22 Beta
23 Beach
24 Anything
25 All Flash
26 Adenoids
(All tracks previously unreleased)

DISC THREE:
EARLY WORMS II
1 In The Beginning Sketch
2 SKull2 Un-American Band
3 SkullBiz Sketch
4 Just A Whore (SkullBiz)
5 HeadSketch
6 Job Meets The Monsters
7 Abe Medley Sketch
8 King Of Kings Sketch
9 King Of Kings (Francis)
10 Jesus Saves (Version 1)
11 Jesus Saves (Version 2)

(All tracks previously unreleased)

DISC FOUR:
WORMWOOD AT THE FILLMORE 1998 (ACT I)
1 Mr Skull Superstar
2 In the Beginning
3 KILL HIM!
4 How to Get A Head
5 Hanging By His Hair
6 Mr Misery
7 Tent Peg in the Temple
8 God's Magic Finger
9 Dinah And The Unclean Skin
10 Cain and Abel
11 Burn Baby Burn
12 Fire Fall
(All tracks previously unreleased)

DISC FIVE:
WORMWOOD AT THE FILLMORE 1998 (ACT II)
1 The Seven Ugly Cows
2 Melancholy Lumps
3 Bathsheba Bathes
4 Bridegroom Of Blood
5 They Are The Meat
6 I Hate Heaven
7 Judas Saves
8 Revelation
9 Smelly Tongues
10 Moisture
11 Picnic Boy
12 Walter Westinghouse
(All tracks previously unreleased

DISC SIX:
ROADWORMS
1 Un-American Band
2 How To Get A Head (Road)
3 Hanging By His Hair (Road)
4 God's Magic Finger (Road)
5 Tent Peg In The Temple (Road)
6 Fire Fall (Road)
7 Cain And Abel (Road)
8 Dinah And The Unclean Skin (Road)
9 Abraham (Road)
10 Burn Baby Burn (Road)
11 Judas Saves (Road)

DISC SEVEN:
WORMWOOD: LIVE IN EUROPE 1999 (ACT I)
1 In The Beginning
2 Welcome To Wormwood
3 Mr Skull's Rave 1
4 How To Get A Head
5 Mr Misery
6 Tent Peg In The Temple
7 Mr Skull's Rave 2
8 God's Magic Finger
9 Dinah And The Unclean Skin
10 Cain And Abel
11 Mr Skull's Rave 3
12 Burn Baby Burn
13 Fire Fall

DISC EIGHT:
WORMWOOD: LIVE IN EUROPE 1999 (ACT II)
1 King Of Kings
2 Skull Prayer
3 Mr Skull's Rave 4
4 Abraham
5 Bridegroom Of Blood
6 Mr Skull's Rave 5
7 David
8 Judas Saves
9 Old Time Religion
10 Jesus Loves Me

DISC NINE:
WOODWORMS
1 In Between Screams
2 Nober
3 Bridegroom Of Blood (SF, 2001)
4 Burn Baby Burn (SF, 2001)
5 They Are The Meat/Mr Misery (Australia, 2005)
6 Burn Baby Burn (Australia, 2005)
7 They Are The Meat (Oslo, 2011)
8 Hanging By His Hair (Munich, 2013)
9 Bathsheba Bathes (Munich, 2013)
10 They Are The Meat (NYC, 2014)
11 Judas Saves (Laussanne, 2014)
(Tracks 7-11 previously unreleased)

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