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Subtitled The First Album by North Louisiana's Phenomenal Pop Combo, Meet the Residents was released on April 1st, , with a striking cover -- a defaced. Meet the Residents, an Album by Residents. Released Ringo Starfish ( performer), The Residents (producer, performer, arranger), Pore No Graphics ( cover art). View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Meet The Residents on Meet The Residents (Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono) album cover.

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The buzzing piano part segues into "Guylum Bardot", where it continues to be pounded as wind instruments enter the mix, creating a second melody. Now, anyone in their right mind would get rid of the piano, but this is The Residents; they keep the piano and integrate it fully, limping along in the background.

Over this they proceed to lay down a two-person vocal harmony - completely monotone.

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Unidentifiable tape loops, a simple riff, set to "screech" on the amp, and some lounge vocals make this the catchiest bit yet. After the suite, they focus on longer, arranged and largely instrumental pieces. One big difference though: Okay, so maybe more than one difference. The quick-cut editing made me suspicious at first, but now I accept it as a wonderful experiment in tape manipulation of perceived environment.

It begins with a grungy vocal and wah-wah guitar, building up into a full blown sax dissonance fest, mocking "THE" traditional funk melody archetype. Then it goes into yet another arranged instrumental section with piano and saxes.

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Really wonderful, and very charming. Perhaps most exemplary of the style of the longer tracks on "Meet the Residents" is "Seasoned Greetings". It begins very department store-like an AWESOME descriptive termbut soon becomes another wah-wah guitar, sax, and piano instrumental much like the latter half of "Infant Tango", before extending some holiday greetings to the family.

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It is deeply refreshing to hear. A mentally deficient protagonist introduces us to the difficulties of the Christmas season, then proceeds to lay it all down for us on his piano, cluster-chord-with-first style. Then, he decides to put on a surf-rock record and sing along. But the record begins to skip, but no matter: The Residents make the skipping record a musical piece all in itself! After another instrumental featuring various tuned percussion instruments and a recorder, the real piano-crunching begins.

The album ends appropriately: Okay, so I changed my mind pretty fast with this one. I originally gave this 4 stars because it "lacked resonance" - but what the hell. It's just very good, refreshing, and fun to hear such irresponsible deconstruction of convention with such disregard for good taste.

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Senada and Snakefinger at several of San Francisco's folk and jazz clubs. The Residents negotiated with Warner Bros. Snakefinger returned to England to become a rock and roll star, and The Mysterious N.

Senada, well he just disappeared one day. The Residents have ventured to guess that he has probably gone to the arctic regions. He believes some musical link is hidden among the Eskimos of the frozen north. The music on this album is not that of Snakefinger or of The Mysterious N.

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The Residents have taken the basic ideas of the phonetic organization but have applied the theories to a more Western style of music. The translation does not always hold intact, though there is more than enough example of this staggering new music style. The instruments used on this record have been tuned to approximate Western culture harmonies and artistic freedom is assumed for the right to substitute normal instruments where necessary.

Listen closely to the record. Let the strangeness wear off through a couple of plays.

meet the residents album cover

Soon you too will whistle the merry tunes and wonder along with The Residents who that old man N. The tapes were monaural recordings on home equipment and suffered further fidelity loss in the mastering and pressing stages.