History Music / TheResidents

28th Feb '18 1:25:22 AM InTheGallbladder
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After almost 40 years as a faceless collective, in the early [[TheNewTens 2010's]] the members - while not revealing their real identities - adapted individual monikers and personas: Randy Rose (the singer; formerly known as Mr. Skull), Charles "Chuck" Bobuck (the keyboardist and composer), and Bob (the guitarist). A fourth member, Carlos, was said to have recently retired, although he was credited as a guest vocalist on one album. In 2016, Charles Bobuck announced his departure from the band, and appears to have been replaced with someone named Rico.

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After almost 40 years as a faceless collective, in the early [[TheNewTens 2010's]] the members - while not revealing their real identities - adapted individual monikers and personas: Randy Rose (the singer; formerly known as Mr. Skull), Charles "Chuck" Bobuck (the keyboardist and composer), and Bob (the guitarist). A fourth member, Carlos, was said to have recently retired, although he was credited as a guest vocalist on one album. In 2016, Charles Bobuck announced his departure from the band, and appears to band. The following year, he admitted he was Cryptic Corporation member Hardy Fox. The remaining members have been replaced with someone named Rico.
not yet given out their real names.



* LongTitle: ''Imaginary Jack'', a bonus disc included with ''Animal Lover'' bears the full title of ''I stood at my window staring at an arcing streetlight. A sudden wind made me pull my shoulders to my ears. I pissed into the dark. My swollen lip throbbed. I could still taste the blood. My eyes rolled back looking for memories. I stopped. I was changing details in my mind,remembering only what I wanted it to be, not what it was. I had only a short time to do what had to be done. After that it would all be forever absorbed by my imaginary Jack.''

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* LongTitle: ''Imaginary Jack'', a bonus disc included with ''Animal Lover'' bears the full title of ''I stood at my window staring at an arcing streetlight. A sudden wind made me pull my shoulders to my ears. I pissed into the dark. It smelled like canned tuna. My swollen lip throbbed. I could still taste the blood. My eyes rolled back looking for memories. I stopped. I was changing details in my mind,remembering only what I wanted it to be, not what it was. I had only a short time to do what had to be done. After done, after that it would all be forever absorbed by my imaginary Jack.''



* UpdatedRerelease: Subverted: [=WB:RMX=] would be one--if the original ever saw release.

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* UpdatedRerelease: Subverted: Inverted; [=WB:RMX=] would be one--if the original ever saw release.release over a decade before ''The Warner Brothers Album.''
18th Jan '18 8:23:51 PM Herbieriffer
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* TheHedonist: The protagonist of ''Tweedles!''



* ThoseWackyNazis: ''The Third Reich 'n' Roll'' has only two tracks, each called "Swastikas on Parade" and "Hitler Was a Vegetarian." The cover art depicts Dick Clark in a Nazi uniform surrounded by drawings of Hitler dancing.
* TrainSong: The concept album ''Ghost of Hope'' is all about notable train wrecks, so this is inevitable.



* TheHedonist: The protagonist of ''Tweedles!''
* ThoseWackyNazis: ''The Third Reich 'n' Roll'' has only two tracks, each called "Swastikas on Parade" and "Hitler Was a Vegetarian." The cover art depicts Dick Clark in a Nazi uniform surrounded by drawings of Hitler dancing.
8th Jan '18 10:04:31 PM AlataSkick
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* EldritchAbomination: The titular character of ''Gingerbread Man'' might be one, if its description in ''Live at the Fillmore'' is anything to go by...
** [-'''Randy:''' "...the cookie man somehow escapes his usual fate, and he becomes the hunter, instead of the prey. But being more spirit than substance, this gingerbread man has an unusual appetite, and he feeds on energy; dark, brooding, soul-sucking energy... and the human race offers more than he can count."-]


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* LongTitle: ''Imaginary Jack'', a bonus disc included with ''Animal Lover'' bears the full title of ''I stood at my window staring at an arcing streetlight. A sudden wind made me pull my shoulders to my ears. I pissed into the dark. My swollen lip throbbed. I could still taste the blood. My eyes rolled back looking for memories. I stopped. I was changing details in my mind,remembering only what I wanted it to be, not what it was. I had only a short time to do what had to be done. After that it would all be forever absorbed by my imaginary Jack.''


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* TheHedonist: The protagonist of ''Tweedles!''
28th Nov '17 8:48:37 PM InTheGallbladder
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* DreamTeam: They did a collab with fellow avant-gardists Renaldo And The Loaf, called ''Title In Limbo,'' in 1983.
** Music/ToddRundgren was one of the guests on ''The Gingerbread Man''
** ''The Commercial Album'' had, as its special guests, the likes of Fred Frith and Andy Partridge.
** ''Tweedles!'' saw the band working side by side with the entire Film Orchestra of Bucharest.
23rd Apr '17 10:24:40 PM InTheGallbladder
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* TheFaceless: The band always performs masked, and would leave their true identities to speculation. During TheNewTens, however, the band began using their [[BlatantLies first names]], and even revealed Chuck's full name.

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* TheFaceless: The band always performs masked, and would leave their true identities to speculation. During TheNewTens, however, the band bandmates began using their [[BlatantLies first names]], and even revealed Chuck's full name.going under individual names.


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** The American Composer series, which got buried two albums in under a load of royalty discussions.


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* SesameStreetCred: Appeared in the costumes they wore during the Cube-E tour on ''Series/PeeWee'sPlayhouse'', which they also scored on occasion.
21st Feb '17 12:05:09 PM bt8257
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* MinisculeRocking: ''Commercial Album'', which contains 40 tracks all lasting one minute each.

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* MinisculeRocking: ''Commercial Album'', which contains 40 tracks all lasting one a minute each.



21st Jan '17 11:04:17 AM MikeK
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* ''Mark Of The Mole'' was intended to be the first of a six part "trilogy", of which only four albums were released - the accompanying tour was a financial disaster that almost broke up the band, so they opted to move on to other projects. Of the released albums, ''Mark Of The Mole'' is the only one to have an overall plot, and it ends very ambiguously. The other three (''Tunes Of Two Cities'', ''The Big Bubble'' and ''Intermission'') largely consist of music supposedly made in-universe by the clashing cultures depicted in the story.

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* ** ''Mark Of The Mole'' was intended to be the first of a six part "trilogy", of which only four albums were released - the accompanying tour was a financial disaster that almost broke up the band, so they opted to move on to other projects. Of the released albums, ''Mark Of The Mole'' is the only one to have an overall plot, and it ends very ambiguously. The other three (''Tunes Of Two Cities'', ''The Big Bubble'' and ''Intermission'') largely consist of music supposedly made in-universe by the clashing cultures depicted in the story.
21st Jan '17 11:03:59 AM MikeK
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* ''Mark Of The Mole'' was intended to be the first of a six part "trilogy", of which only four albums were released - the accompanying tour was a financial disaster that almost broke up the band, so they opted to move on to other projects. Of the released albums, ''Mark Of The Mole'' is the only one to have an overall plot, and it ends very ambiguously. The other three (''Tunes Of Two Cities'', ''The Big Bubble'' and ''Intermission'') largely consist of music supposedly made in-universe by the clashing cultures depicted in the story.
6th Jan '17 5:59:40 PM notahandle
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* AbortedArc: The American Composer Series, where the Residents cover songs by prominent American musicians. WordOfSaintPaul says that it was because the Residents [[ScrewedByTheLawyers had to pay royalties for the covers]].
7th May '16 10:05:58 AM Shedlessguy
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After almost 40 years as a faceless collective, in the early [[TheNewTens 2010's]] the members - while not revealing their real identities - adapted individual monikers and personas: Randy Rose (the singer; formerly known as Mr. Skull), Charles "Chuck" Bobuck (the keyboardist and composer), and Bob (the guitarist). A fourth member, Carlos, was said to have recently retired, although he was credited as a guest vocalist on one album. In 2016, Charles Bobuck announced his departure from the band.

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After almost 40 years as a faceless collective, in the early [[TheNewTens 2010's]] the members - while not revealing their real identities - adapted individual monikers and personas: Randy Rose (the singer; formerly known as Mr. Skull), Charles "Chuck" Bobuck (the keyboardist and composer), and Bob (the guitarist). A fourth member, Carlos, was said to have recently retired, although he was credited as a guest vocalist on one album. In 2016, Charles Bobuck announced his departure from the band.
band, and appears to have been replaced with someone named Rico.
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