History Trivia / TheResidents

2nd Aug '16 4:25:44 AM InTheGallbladder
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Jim Ludtke, the animator behind the ''Freak Show'' CD-ROM, ''Bad Day on the Midway" and some of the ''Icky Flix'' animation, was working or slated to work on projects for the Residents right up until he died in 2005. Known projects include the ''Freak Show'' DVD (the incomplete footage from which was included as it was in a reissue of the album) and a video for ''The Commercial DVD'', which he couldn't even start on.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Jim Ludtke, the animator behind the ''Freak Show'' CD-ROM, ''Bad Day on the Midway" Midway'' and some of the ''Icky Flix'' animation, was working or slated to work on projects for the Residents right up until he died in 2005. Known projects include the ''Freak Show'' DVD (the incomplete footage from which was included as it was in a reissue of the album) and a video for ''The Commercial DVD'', which he couldn't even start on.
2nd Aug '16 4:25:11 AM InTheGallbladder
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Jim Ludtke, the animator behind the ''Freak Show'' CD-ROM, ''Bad Day on the Midway" and some of the ''Icky Flix'' animation, was working or slated to work on projects for the Residents right up until he died in 2005. Known projects include the ''Freak Show'' DVD (the incomplete footage from which was included as it was in a reissue of the album) and a video for ''The Commercial DVD'', which he couldn't even start on.
13th Apr '16 2:02:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{Music/XTC}} Andy Partridge]], Lene Lovich and [[Music/HenryCow Fred Frith]] in The Commercial Album.
** [[Film/JoesApartment John Payson]] directed the video for ''Perfect Love'' on the Commercial DVD.
** [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]] makes a brief appearance on ''Mark Of The Mole'', delivering a weather report on the track "Voices Of The Air".
** ''The entire Bucharest Film Orchestra'' in Tweedles!
** Music/ToddRundgren portrays "The Aging Muscian" in ''Gingerbread Man''.



* WrittenInInfirmity: The basic concept for "Our Finest Flowers" was allegedly thought up after a bandmate retched all over a list of songs for the "greatest hits" compilation they ''would'' have released, rendering it partially illegible.

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* WrittenInInfirmity: The basic concept for "Our Finest Flowers" was allegedly thought up after a bandmate retched all over a list of songs for the "greatest hits" compilation they ''would'' have released, rendering it partially illegible.
19th Feb '15 12:29:44 AM Patachou
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* MagnumOpus: ''Music/ThirdReichAndRoll'' and ''Music/TheCommercialAlbum'' tend to be the most popular choices.
19th Feb '15 12:28:59 AM Patachou
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* MagnumOpus: ''Music/ThirdReichAndRoll'' and ''Music/TheCommercialAlbum'' tend to be the most popular choices.
12th Feb '15 10:30:19 PM MikeK
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** Music/ToddRundgren portrays "The Aging Muscian" in ''Gingerbread Man''.
28th Jan '15 1:13:09 AM Patachou
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* BlackSheepHit[=/=]GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: "Kaw-Liga", a dance/house-style cover of a HankWilliams song with the bass line of MichaelJackson's "Billie Jean" was a minor club hit in France and Ibiza. One could say that they don't really have a consistent style to be at odds with really, but it's a lot more poppy than what they usually do.

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* BlackSheepHit[=/=]GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: "Kaw-Liga", a dance/house-style cover of a HankWilliams Music/HankWilliams song with the bass line of MichaelJackson's Music/MichaelJackson's "Billie Jean" was a minor club hit in France and Ibiza. One could say that they don't really have a consistent style to be at odds with really, but it's a lot more poppy than what they usually do.
1st Dec '14 7:25:10 PM DavidDelony
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* TroubledProduction: The European leg of the ''Mole Show'' tour in 1983. It was their first tour, and the band hadn't realized that large touring productions are highly subject to FinaglesLaw. The band traveled in two buses, one for the crew and one for the band themselves. The road crew was hostile to both the band and [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]], who was the emcee of the show. The backdrops could only fit in a 747, which added to the cost. Jillette also became seriously ill during the band's stop in Madrid. The band ended up so deep in debt that their gear was impounded just before they were due for another show back in the States, though they got it back just in time. The experience caused the band to abandon plans to complete the rest of "The Mole Trilogy", save for ''The Big Bubble'', and swear off touring entirely for a while.

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The European leg of the ''Mole Show'' tour in 1983. It was their first tour, and the band hadn't realized that large touring productions are highly subject to FinaglesLaw. The band traveled in two buses, one for the crew and one for the band themselves. The road crew was hostile to both the band and [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]], who was the emcee of the show. The backdrops could only fit in a 747, which added to the cost. Jillette also became seriously ill during the band's stop in Madrid. The band ended up so deep in debt that their gear was impounded just before they were due for another show back in the States, though they got it back just in time. The experience caused the band to abandon plans to complete the rest of "The Mole Trilogy", save for ''The Big Bubble'', and swear off touring entirely for a while.
16th Aug '14 1:36:30 PM notahandle
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* TroubledProduction: The European leg of the ''Mole Show'' tour in 1983. It was their first tour, and the band hadn't realized that large touring productions are highly subject to FinaglesLaw. The band traveled in two buses, one for the crew and one for the band themselves. The road crew was hostile to both the band and [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]], who was the emcee of the show. The backdrops could only fit in a 747, which added to the cost. Jillette also became seriously ill during the band's stop in Madrid. The band ended up so deep in debt that their gear was impounded just before they were due for another show back in the States, though they got it back just in time. The experience caused the band to abandon plans to complete the rest of "The Mole Trilogy", save for ''Thr Big Bubble'', and swear off touring entirely for a while.

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* TroubledProduction: The European leg of the ''Mole Show'' tour in 1983. It was their first tour, and the band hadn't realized that large touring productions are highly subject to FinaglesLaw. The band traveled in two buses, one for the crew and one for the band themselves. The road crew was hostile to both the band and [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]], who was the emcee of the show. The backdrops could only fit in a 747, which added to the cost. Jillette also became seriously ill during the band's stop in Madrid. The band ended up so deep in debt that their gear was impounded just before they were due for another show back in the States, though they got it back just in time. The experience caused the band to abandon plans to complete the rest of "The Mole Trilogy", save for ''Thr ''The Big Bubble'', and swear off touring entirely for a while.while.
** Vileness Fats was supposed to be the BigDamnMovie for the Residents' synthesizer era, but ended up being unreleased. The sets were built in GermanExpressionism style, but filming space was so small that each set was dismantled before building another. Videotape was used since the band thought it was the medium of the future and on the cheap, since they didn't have to pay for film development. Production was slow as the Residents had day jobs to fund the film. When production stopped, the film had 14 hours of footage, with [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants less than two thirds of the script finished]], and the [[TechnologyMarchesOn video looking outdated]]. Eventually, the film did get released in "Whatever Happened To Vileness Fats?" and "Vileness Fats Concentrate" from.
2nd Jul '14 3:31:35 PM Quag15
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* BlackSheepHit[=/=]GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: "Kaw-Liga", a dance/house-style cover of a HankWilliams song with the bass line of MichaelJackson's "Billie Jean" was a minor club hit in France and Ibiza. One could say that they don't really have a consistent style to be at odds with really, but it's a lot more poppy than what they usually do.



* CanonImmigrant: The Residents have shown up as characters in MattHowarth's assorted comic-books, usually as musical wizards.

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* CanonImmigrant: The Residents have shown up as characters in MattHowarth's Matt Howarth's assorted comic-books, usually as musical wizards.


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* MissingEpisode: ''Baby Sex, The Warner Brothers Album, Rusty Coathangers for the Doctor, The Ballad Of Stuffed Trigger,'' and possibly more.


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* ReclusiveArtist: Taken to its LogicalExtreme--They rarely even get their mail there.
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