The Residents – A Nickle If Your Dick’s This Big 1971–1972 [2CD Remastered Preserved Edition] (2019)

Posted by Green on December 26, 2019as

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Formed in the early 1970s, The Residents have been charting a unique path through the musical landscape for almost fifty years. From far-out, experimental recordings to highly conceptual, innovative multi-platform projects, the band refuses to stand still, and continues to move in several different directions at once.

Released on CD for the first time, this set captures the group’s earliest work – two legendary album length demo tapes and three live recordings made under the direction of their mentor, The Mysterious N. Senada, between the Springs of 1971 and 1972. Packed with non-songs, poetry, mutant cover versions, sonic experiments and ambitious suites, ‘The W***** B*** Album’ and ‘B.S.’ set the groundwork for all that was to follow in the studio, whilst the three live recordings show the group – then a large, rambling collective rather than anything resembling a band – exploring the live-show-as-performance-art space they continue to inhabit to this day. This is must-hear material for both fans of The Residents and those interested in post-hippy, pre-punk DIY avant-garde experimentalism.

Remastered, expanded, and pREServed for future generations – this is The Residents as we’ve always wanted to hear them, and the latest in a series of archival reissues that will continue throughout 2020 and beyond. Look out for forthcoming ‘American Composers’, ‘Cube-E’, ‘Freak Show’ and ‘Gingerbread Man’ sets.

The W***** B*** Album

Untitled (8:17)
1-1a Strawberry Fields Forever
1-1b Mad Sawmill Of Copenhagen, Germany Pt. 1
1-1c Baby Skeletons And Dogs
1-1d Bop Bop Shu Bop
1-1e Stuffed Genital
1-1f Christmas Morning Roto
1-1g Every Day I Masturbate On A Merican Flag
1-1h Oh Mummy, Oh Daddy, Can’t You See That It’s True
1-1i Baby Skeletons And Dogs #2

Untitled (10:41)
1-2a Mad Sawmill Of Copenhagen, Germany Pt. 2
1-2b Going To Arcata Blues
1-2c Mad Sawmill Of Copenhagen, Germany Pt. 3
1-2d Black Velvet Original
1-2e Mad Sawmill Of Copenhagen, Germany Pt. 4
1-2f Jimi Hendrix Dildo
1-2g Mad Sawmill Of Copenhagen, Germany Pt. 5
1-2h In The Still Of The Night
1-2i Maggie’s Farm
1-2j Mad Sawmill Of Copenhagen, Germany Pt. 6
1-2k Snot And Feces Live At The Grunt Festival
1-2l Sweet Meat

Untitled (9:36)
1-3a Oh Yea Uhh Bop Shu Bop
1-3b Om Is Where The Art Is
1-3c Concerto In R Flat Minor
1-3d Gagagapiggaeoupe
1-3e Sold American
1-3f Love Theme From A Major Motion Picture
1-3g Prelude For Accordion, Sousaphone And French Horn
1-3h Oh God You’re A Pie In The Sky
1-3i Short Circuit Comes To Town
1-3j Marching Towards A E I O U Blues

Untitled (10:51)
1-4a In The Still Of The Night Again / Rumba
1-4b Fourth Crucifixion In Five Years
1-4c Oh Mummy, Oh Daddy, Can’t You See That It’s True Again
1-4d Art The White Elephant
1-4e Psychedelic And Orgasmic Finale

1-5 The Boarding House Show 13:08
1-6 Philip’s Wedding Concentrate 7:44

2-1 We Stole This Riff 1:50
2-2 Holelottadick 2:20
2-3 B.S. 1:04
2-4 Deepsea Diver Song 4:05
2-5 King Kong 3:20
2-6 Cantaten To Der Dyin’ Prunen 5:51
2-7 Intro Tape / Somethin’ Devilish 2:45
2-8 N. Senada Tribute 1:51
2-9 The Fourth Crucifixion 3:19
2-10 James Dean’s Death 0:22
2-11 Hallowed Be Thy Wean 14:25

2-12 Chris’ Party 13:25
2-13 Intro Tape ’71 3:10

Disc 1
– The W***** B*** Album recorded, performed, produced and compiled Spring 1971.
– The Boarding House Show (1-5) recorded October 18th, 1971.
– Philip’s Wedding Concentrate (1-6) recorded Hallowe’en 1971. Previously unreleased.

Disc 2
– B.S. produced August-November 1971 and compiled December 1971. Hallowed Be Thy Wean (2-11) incorporating Pink Lemonade, Sandman, Eat Me Mother, a selection of untitled instrumentals, Bumble Bee, Eloise, Snakefinger’s wedding, Kamikaze Lady, Miss Peggy Honeydew and D Is For Doorknob, a number of announcements, The Three Most Important Things In The Whole Wide World and more.
– Chris’ Party (2-12) recorded February 12th 1972. Previously unreleased.
– Track 2-13 unlisted.

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