History NightmareFuel / TheResidents

1st Oct '15 9:41:09 AM MikeK
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* The promotional video for "Hello Skinny" mainly centers around images of a disturbed-looking, emaciated man with dark circles around his eyes, who is presumably meant to be portraying "Skinny" himself. The backstory to the video is both creepy and a little sad: The man was a mental patient who was released due to hospital budget cuts, who the group met and asked to be in their video. They never learned his real name - since he thought he was Creator/BrigitteBardot, they just called him Brigitte. Certain shots had to be rushed because he had a mental breakdown on set. After completing the video, he took a bus home and was never heard from again.

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* The promotional video for "Hello Skinny" mainly centers around images of a disturbed-looking, emaciated man with dark circles around his eyes, who is presumably meant to be portraying "Skinny" himself. The backstory to the video is both creepy and a little sad: The man was a mental patient who was released due to hospital budget cuts, who the group met and asked to be in their video. Certain shots had to be rushed because he had a mental breakdown on set. They never learned his real name - since he thought he was Creator/BrigitteBardot, they just called him Brigitte. Certain shots had to be rushed because he had a mental breakdown on set. After completing the video, he took a bus home and was never heard from again.
1st Oct '15 9:39:12 AM MikeK
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* The promotional video for "Hello Skinny" mainly centers around images of a disturbed-looking, emaciated man with dark circles around his eyes, who is presumably meant to be portraying "Skinny" himself. The backstory to the video is both creepy and a little sad: The man was a mental patient who was released due to hospital budget cuts, who the group met and asked to be in their video. They never learned his real name - since he thought he was Creator/BrigitteBardot, they just called him Brigitte. Certain shots had to be rushed because he had a mental breakdown on set. After completing the video, he took a bus home and was never heard from again.



** "Margaret Freeman," with its creeky harmonica, half-tuned guitar, churning percussion, and lyrics about a man whose crush has AbusiveParents, delivered as though by a coked-up Music/DannyElfman.

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** "Margaret Freeman," with its creeky harmonica, half-tuned guitar, churning percussion, and lyrics about a man whose crush has AbusiveParents, delivered as though by a coked-up Music/DannyElfman.
Music/DannyElfman (the vocals are actually contributed by [[{{Music/XTC}} Andy Partridge]] working under the pseudonym Sandy Sandwich).
30th Jul '15 2:58:42 AM InTheGallbladder
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** "Margaret Freeman," with its creeky harmonica, half-tuned guitar, churning percussion, and lyrics about a man whose crush has AbusiveParents, delivered as though by a coked-up Music/DannyElfman.
14th Jan '15 12:55:39 AM Patachou
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* Their [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning disturbing cover]] of "I Can't Get No Satisfaction", which mentions that the narrator [[AxeCrazy stabs and kicks]] whenever he can't get popcorn at the movies, among other things.
* Large chunks of ''Music/TheCommercialAlbum,'' including "Die In Terror," "Margaret Freeman," and "My Work Is So Behind."
** "Die In Terror" has a creepy title to start with. But the sound of those footsteps during the intro... (shudder)
** "The Act Of Being Polite" is also frightening. Especially when it turns out the protagonist killed a women because he "was just exhausted from the act of being polite."
* ''Music/ThirdReichAndRoll'' album contained forty [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning disturbing cover]] versions of top forty songs from the 1960s. Among many bizarre warpings, the bitter-breakup garage-pop standard "Hey Little Girl" becomes a genuinely chilling piece with a mocking, serial killer-like vocal and grimly march-like music which features plenty of ominous buzzing, droning and rumbling noises in the background (powertools? Brrr...). It must have been a very bitter breakup, indeed.
** At a certain point the music just stops and you suddenly hear a car crashing, guns shooting, a baby crying and an air-raid siren.

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[[AC:Albums]]

'''Music/ThirdReichAndRoll'''
* Their [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning disturbing cover]] of "I Can't Get No Satisfaction", which mentions that the narrator [[AxeCrazy stabs and kicks]] whenever he can't get popcorn at the movies, among other things.
* Large chunks of ''Music/TheCommercialAlbum,'' including "Die In Terror," "Margaret Freeman," and "My Work Is So Behind."
** "Die In Terror" has a creepy title to start with. But the sound of those footsteps during the intro... (shudder)
** "The Act Of Being Polite" is also frightening. Especially when it turns out the protagonist killed a women because he "was just exhausted from the act of being polite."
* ''Music/ThirdReichAndRoll''
The album contained contains forty [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning disturbing cover]] versions of top forty songs from the 1960s. Among many bizarre warpings, the bitter-breakup garage-pop standard "Hey Little Girl" becomes a genuinely chilling piece with a mocking, serial killer-like vocal and grimly march-like music which features plenty of ominous buzzing, droning and rumbling noises in the background (powertools? Brrr...). It must have been a very bitter breakup, indeed.
** At a certain point After "A Double Shot Of My Baby's Love" the music just stops and you suddenly hear a car crashing, guns shooting, a baby crying and an air-raid siren.



* The entire final section of ''Baby Sex'', when not incredibly silly - hell, even when incredibly silly - is pure Nightmare Fuel for the uninitiated.
* When not [[TearJerker beautiful and morose]], their album ''Animal Lover'' tends towards the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLDf6Pqua6w&feature=relmfu seriously disturbing]].

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* The entire final section of ''Baby Sex'', when not incredibly silly - hell, even when incredibly silly - is pure Nightmare Fuel for the uninitiated.
* When not [[TearJerker beautiful and morose]], their album ''Animal Lover'' tends towards the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLDf6Pqua6w&feature=relmfu seriously disturbing]].

'''Duck Stab'''


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'''Music/TheCommercialAlbum'''
* This album often has haunting images, but at least all the songs are below the one minute mark.
** "My Work Is So Behind" has frightening sped up voices chanting the chorus.
** "Die In Terror" has a creepy title to start with. But the sound of those footsteps during the intro... (shudder)
** "The Act Of Being Polite" is also frightening. Especially when it turns out the protagonist killed a women because he "was just exhausted from the act of being polite."
** "The Talk Of Creatures"
--> ''The talk of creatures in my spine''

'''Tunes Of Two Cities'''


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'''Animal Lover'''
* When not [[TearJerker beautiful and morose]], their album ''Animal Lover'' tends towards the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLDf6Pqua6w&feature=relmfu seriously disturbing]].

[[AC:Singles]]
* Their [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning disturbing cover]] of "I Can't Get No Satisfaction", which mentions that the narrator [[AxeCrazy stabs and kicks]] whenever he can't get popcorn at the movies, among other things.

* The entire final section of ''Baby Sex'', when not incredibly silly - hell, even when incredibly silly - is pure Nightmare Fuel for the uninitiated.
21st Dec '14 7:58:22 AM Patachou
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A lot of music by TheResidents count as NightmareFuel.

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A lot of music by TheResidents Music/TheResidents count as NightmareFuel.



* The concept of ''Tunes Of Two Cities'' is that all of its' songs represent the music of either the Chubs or the Moles (the two societies depicted in ''Mark Of The Mole''): The songs designated as Mole songs can be pretty unnerving, since they usually revolve around harsh, mechanical rhythms and pure scary noise.

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* The concept of ''Tunes Of Two Cities'' is that all of its' songs represent the music of either the Chubs or the Moles (the two societies depicted in ''Mark Of The Mole''): The songs designated as Mole songs can be pretty unnerving, since they usually revolve around harsh, mechanical rhythms and pure scary noise.noise.
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29th Aug '14 9:33:24 PM Patachou
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* Large chunks of ''The Commercial Album,'' including "Die In Terror," "Margaret Freeman," and "My Work Is So Behind."

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* Large chunks of ''The Commercial Album,'' ''Music/TheCommercialAlbum,'' including "Die In Terror," "Margaret Freeman," and "My Work Is So Behind."



* ''Third Reich And Roll'' album contained forty [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning disturbing cover]] versions of top forty songs from the 1960s. Among many bizarre warpings, the bitter-breakup garage-pop standard "Hey Little Girl" becomes a genuinely chilling piece with a mocking, serial killer-like vocal and grimly march-like music which features plenty of ominous buzzing, droning and rumbling noises in the background (powertools? Brrr...). It must have been a very bitter breakup, indeed.

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* ''Third Reich And Roll'' ''Music/ThirdReichAndRoll'' album contained forty [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning disturbing cover]] versions of top forty songs from the 1960s. Among many bizarre warpings, the bitter-breakup garage-pop standard "Hey Little Girl" becomes a genuinely chilling piece with a mocking, serial killer-like vocal and grimly march-like music which features plenty of ominous buzzing, droning and rumbling noises in the background (powertools? Brrr...). It must have been a very bitter breakup, indeed.
16th Mar '14 12:05:25 PM crazysamaritan
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* The concept of ''Tunes Of Two Cities'' is that all of its' songs represent the music of either the Chubs or the Moles (the two societies depicted in ''Mark Of The Mole''): The songs designated as Mole songs can be pretty unnerving, since they usually revolve around harsh, mechanical rhythms and pure HellIsThatNoise.

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* The concept of ''Tunes Of Two Cities'' is that all of its' songs represent the music of either the Chubs or the Moles (the two societies depicted in ''Mark Of The Mole''): The songs designated as Mole songs can be pretty unnerving, since they usually revolve around harsh, mechanical rhythms and pure HellIsThatNoise.scary noise.
13th Mar '14 3:22:51 PM MikeK
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* The album cover of "Duck Stab" features someone sticking a knife inside a duck while showing a SlasherSmile towards the camera.

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* The album cover of "Duck Stab" features someone sticking a knife inside a duck while showing a SlasherSmile towards the camera.camera.
* The concept of ''Tunes Of Two Cities'' is that all of its' songs represent the music of either the Chubs or the Moles (the two societies depicted in ''Mark Of The Mole''): The songs designated as Mole songs can be pretty unnerving, since they usually revolve around harsh, mechanical rhythms and pure HellIsThatNoise.
11th Mar '14 9:04:56 AM Akriloth2160
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** At a certain point the music just stops and you suddenly hear a car crashing, guns shooting, a baby crying and the sound of a sirene warning for bomb attacks.

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** At a certain point the music just stops and you suddenly hear a car crashing, guns shooting, a baby crying and the sound of a sirene warning for bomb attacks.an air-raid siren.
28th Dec '13 10:18:32 AM Patachou
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[[caption-width-right:213:Meet the Residents...]]



* When not [[TearJerker beautiful and morose]], their album ''Animal Lover'' tends towards the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLDf6Pqua6w&feature=relmfu seriously disturbing]].

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* When not [[TearJerker beautiful and morose]], their album ''Animal Lover'' tends towards the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLDf6Pqua6w&feature=relmfu seriously disturbing]].disturbing]].
* The album cover of "Duck Stab" features someone sticking a knife inside a duck while showing a SlasherSmile towards the camera.
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