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Seismic-Sound Preview: The Residents at Neumos. March 18th, 2011.

March 18, 2011


If you have no idea who The Residents are, I will not shame you, but I am going to demand that you see them at Neumos tonight. After the show you can fawn all over my taste for art as a whole, because this is one of the only bands that will deliver on all counts. The members came together in 1966 and became The Residents in 1972. They are over 60 albums into their career (yes 60), 7 world tours, all sorts of music videos as well as short films and there is no telling where it stops, but one thing for certain … seeing them on a full-blown tour is a rarity and this could be a chance of a lifetime since they are hitting the road to support their latest release Lonely Teenager.

To get a feel for just some of their accomplishments, which still isn’t enough room in this article to completely do justice to The Residents career, here are some milestones: “The Third Reich ‘n Roll is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; In 1979, Britain’s New Musical Express called The Residents album, Eskimo one of the most important recordings of all time; Their best-selling EP, Duck Stab (1977) is considered a classic of the New Wave era; Their CD-ROM Freak Show (1992) helped define the medium and Bad Day On The Midway (1996) and The Gingerbread Man (1990) remains a classic of the era; Wormwood (1998) deals with the darker and sexier side of the bible using direct passages from the best-selling book of all time.  Wormwood is the most accessible music that The Residents have ever released, maybe up until now. So need I say more???? Get your tickets and go!!! Watch the video below!!

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