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The Residents

WHOA A RESIDENTS LIST BY FRIPPERONI WHAT A SHOCKER
1The Residents
Meet the Residents


The debut. Revolutionary in its use of sampling ("Nobody But Me" by the Human Beinz) and macabre compositions. The fact they can make a cover of Boots without ever hearing the original and making it better is just incredible. Highly essential, but not for a newcomer.
2The Residents
The Third Reich 'n Roll


Nazis are everywhere. Even Dick Clark is a nazi. And he's holding...a carrot? The Residents expand on the use of sampling and make several covers of 60s/70s hits into two side-long suites. Another essential LP.
3The Residents
Fingerprince


One of the weaker classic Resi LPs, but good nonetheless. Use of electronics are further implemented here. Not essential, but good enough for a newcomer to get into.
4The Residents
Duck Stab


(or Duck Stab/Buster & Glen) The most accessible, commercial Residents record you'll ever find. About every track is a classic. Highly suggested not only for a newcomer, but any music fan in general.
5The Residents
Not Available


HOLY FUCK I STILL NEED TO CHECK THIS SHAME ON MEEEEEEEEEEE
6The Residents
Eskimo


A weird concept album about Eskimoes. It takes time to ingest completely, so give it a chance. Some of it is strangely tribal.
7The Residents
Commercial Album


The first of the 80s and perhaps the end of the classic era. 40 minutes of commercial Californian jingles played on the radio. An underrated classic and another accessible LP.
8The Residents
Mark of the Mole


Ambitious, yes. Good as its predecessors? No. It's worth a try though. It'd be a downward spiral from here to the mid-80s. Sadly, the Mole trilogy wasn't completed.
9Snakefinger
Chewing Hides The Sound


The guitarist for the Residents put out some music, and made it more commercial. Shit was great, and put up a rendition of Kraftwerk's The Model that about equalled the original. Riffage all around.
10Snakefinger
Greener Postures


More riffage for Resi fans. Not as accessible, but probably better than the other LP. Seems kind of new wave-ish, but that's just me.
11The Residents
Title in Limbo


In the middle of the downward spiral of quality: A decent LP, but doesn't live up to the standards of even Mark of the Mole. The dependence on (now) dated technology was effecting the quality of the music for the worst.
12 The Residents
George & James


American Composer Series - Volume 1: Side one was covers of George Gershwin tracks, the other a full cover of James Brown's classic Live at the Apollo LP. Some weak spots, but good. Recommended to newcomers.
13The Residents
Stars & Hank Forever


American Composer Series - Volume 2: Unfortunately, the series was cancelled due to poor reception and the advent of CDs. The superior of the two, this features covers of Hank Williams tracks and a medley of John Philip Sousa marches. This would be the final album with Snakefinger before his death the next year. Following this, the group would tour for the first time since the Mole tour in 1983, which nearly bankrupted the group and their label, Ralph Records.
14The Residents
13th Anniversary Show Live in Tokyo


This tour, featuring Snakefinger, was thanks to fans for the support over the years. The tour, comprising of recent tracks and older classics, was a critical and commercial hit.
15The Residents
God in Three Persons


Snakefinger is dead. But not the Residents who make a return to form with the astonishing God in Three Persons, a concept album featuring a "Mr. X" fucking siamese twins, and a bunch of other crazy shit. The downside is the horrid female vox.
16The Residents
Gingerbread Man


What the fuck have they done. With the advent of CD-ROM, the band pushed it to its limits, but kind of regressed in quality in doing so. This albums along with the other CD-ROM era LPs have dated poorly. This is alright I guess.
17The Residents
Live at the Fillmore


An absolute classic. A bizzare live spectacle that must be seen/heard to be believed. Where else will you hear a botched version of We Are The World?
18The Residents
High Horses


Ugh. Just bland. Don't bother unless you're a hardcore fan.
19The Residents
I Murdered Mommy


Like said before, only if you're a hardcore fan should you check this out. But, if you want to be bored out of your mind and hear some nonsense, go on and check it out.
20The Residents
The Bunny Boy


Electronic, but a return to the classic sound. Not as good as the classics, but damn is it pretty good.
21The Residents
Mush-Room


The most recent LP, and the best in years. It's nothing like any other Residents albums, and goes pretty hard into the electronic territory. Essential.
22The Residents
Santa Dog


Santa Dog's a Jesus Fetus Santa Dog's a Jesus Fetus Santa Dog's a Jesus Fetus Has no presents (has no presence) In the future
23The Residents
Buster & Glen


The weaker half of DS/B&G. Still good shit.
24Cromagnon
Orgasm


Considered by many to be a predecessor of The Residents. Some weird ass shit, not for everyone too. It's pretty cool for its time.
25The Residents
12 Days of Brumalia


The twelve fucking days of christmas. By The Residents.
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