History Trivia / TheResidents

14th May '17 12:44:24 AM InTheGallbladder
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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.

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* WrittenInInfirmity: The basic concept for "Our of ''Our Finest Flowers" was allegedly thought up after Flowers.'' As the story goes, the band had prepared a greatest hits compilation to celebrate their 20th anniversary, but then a bandmate retched all over a list of songs onto the proposed tracklisting. His efforts at cleaning it off messed up the handwriting, which the band decided to try and parse anyway, for the "greatest hits" compilation they ''would'' have released, rendering it partially illegible.a laugh.
17th Jan '17 6:03:42 PM notahandle
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** The American Composers Series was supposed to last ten volumes, with one featuring covers of songs by Music/RayCharles and Music/SunRa. The only things that came from these sessions were a cover of "Hit the Road, Jack" (released as a single) and "Space is the Place" (released on [[https://www.discogs.com/Various-Wavelength-Infinity-A-Sun-Ra-Tribute/release/2175533 a Sun Ra tribute album]] and a B-sides compilation). Another pair of albums included a volume three that focused on Music/HarryPartch and Music/HarryNilsson called "The Trouble with Harrys" , as well as one with Music/BobDylan and Music/BarryWhite called "Bob and the Blob". Other musicians included Music/CaptainBeefheart, Music/SmokeyRobinson, Music/CharlesIves, Music/StevieWonder, Music/{{Moondog}}, Music/ScottJoplin and Music/BrianWilson.

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** The American Composers Series was supposed to last ten volumes, three of which were planned out. The trio were to be comprised of with "The Trouble with Harrys" (Music/HarryPartch and Music/HarryNilsson), "Bob and the Blob" (Music/BobDylan and Music/BarryWhite), and one featuring covers of songs by Music/RayCharles and Music/SunRa. Music/SunRa covers. The only things that came from these the latter sessions were a cover of "Hit the Road, Jack" (released as a single) and "Space is the Place" (released on [[https://www.discogs.com/Various-Wavelength-Infinity-A-Sun-Ra-Tribute/release/2175533 a Sun Ra tribute album]] and a B-sides compilation). Another pair of albums included a volume three that focused on Music/HarryPartch and Music/HarryNilsson called "The Trouble with Harrys" , as well as one with Music/BobDylan and Music/BarryWhite called "Bob and the Blob". Other musicians included Music/CaptainBeefheart, Music/SmokeyRobinson, Music/CharlesIves, Music/StevieWonder, Music/{{Moondog}}, Music/ScottJoplin and Music/BrianWilson.
15th Jan '17 12:57:29 PM notahandle
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** There was supposed to be a third volume of American Composers Series, featuring covers of songs by Music/RayCharles and Music/SunRa. The only things that came from these sessions were a cover of "Hit the Road, Jack" (released as a single) and "Space is the Place" (released on [[https://www.discogs.com/Various-Wavelength-Infinity-A-Sun-Ra-Tribute/release/2175533 a Sun Ra tribute album]] and a B-sides compilation).

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** There was supposed to be a third volume of The American Composers Series, Series was supposed to last ten volumes, with one featuring covers of songs by Music/RayCharles and Music/SunRa. The only things that came from these sessions were a cover of "Hit the Road, Jack" (released as a single) and "Space is the Place" (released on [[https://www.discogs.com/Various-Wavelength-Infinity-A-Sun-Ra-Tribute/release/2175533 a Sun Ra tribute album]] and a B-sides compilation). Another pair of albums included a volume three that focused on Music/HarryPartch and Music/HarryNilsson called "The Trouble with Harrys" , as well as one with Music/BobDylan and Music/BarryWhite called "Bob and the Blob". Other musicians included Music/CaptainBeefheart, Music/SmokeyRobinson, Music/CharlesIves, Music/StevieWonder, Music/{{Moondog}}, Music/ScottJoplin and Music/BrianWilson.
6th Jan '17 5:57:40 PM notahandle
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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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** There was supposed to be a third volume of American Composers Series, featuring covers of songs by Music/RayCharles and Music/SunRa. The only things that came from these sessions were a cover of "Hit the Road, Jack" (released as a single) and "Space is the Place" (released on [[https://www.discogs.com/Various-Wavelength-Infinity-A-Sun-Ra-Tribute/release/2175533 a Sun Ra tribute album]] and a B-sides compilation).
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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.
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''.
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