dinsdag 6 april 2010

The Residents - Duck Stab / Buster & Glen (1978)

The Residents is an American avant-garde and performance art group, making music since 1969. Nobody knows who they are and their whole career has been shrouded in mystery. On promotional photos they always dress in tuxedos, wearing eye-ball masks and top hats. During gigs they are also costumed and they never speak in public. In other words: a quite fascinating phenomena in rock history.

Their music is very hard to pin down. This album is a mix of minimal electronic music mixed with satirically sung lyrics. Especially the first song Constantinople is a classic example of the greatness of this album. But their musical style evolves from album to album, so don't worry if you don't like this album.

bach is dead

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