Throughout their 40+ year history, The Residents have always cloaked their lives and music in obscurity. The band members, always shown as
being four in number, refuse to grant interviews, and do not identify themselves by name or even individual pseudonyms. Concerts and photo
shoots are always performed in full disguise, most recognizably in white tie tuxedos, top hats and giant eyeball masks.
The Residents are an avant garde music and visual arts group. They started performing in the early 1970s and released their first album in
They are known for their eccentric, quirky music and mysterious personalities.