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Darth Eggplant
10-22-2002, 03:23 PM
I found two cool Resident sites
on the web, and wow, that band has
been around for a very long time.
please 'Jofa' educate me as to
why the three dancing eyeballs are
brown eye, green eye and blue eye?
and then there is the skeleton dude!
he is like right out of
mexican\aztec\mayan calavera skull stuff.
very tres GF-esque.
the sites are as follows they are cool.

The Moles Present...The Residents
and then this one

RzWeb guide to the Residents
I think I will have to start
checking out the Residents.

10-23-2002, 03:00 AM
Darth, the reason why they wore the masks are because they wanted people to recognize them for their music instead of for who they are. They don't want their lives in the newspaper, just their music. They had plenty of costumes but then they had those eyeballs and they got recognized as that so it just stuck with them.

actually in the early days, the skull did have an eye(which was red) but it got stolen and he had no money for another one so he got that.

Wormwood is the album I suggest for their new stuff. but their older stuff(which is incredibly weird) you want to get Duck Stab.
Commercial Album is also an interesting earlier album where there are 40 one-minute long songs on the album.

They seem like smart people. They have an entire album which is ceremonial Eskimo music. And their lyrics are very deep and are on many levels. The album I mentioned earlier, Wormwood, the songs are all based on the bible stories they thought were disturbing.

The Residents aren't for everybody. Give them a chance anyway. If you like Primus, you'll probaby like these guys. Primus got a lot of inspiration from the Residents.

RzWeb (www.residents.com) is a good site for their history and stuff. The Mole Pages(www.theresidents.co.uk) are better for their current events, like thier current tour, I may see them in San Fransisco I hope.

Darth Eggplant
10-23-2002, 11:38 AM
hey your web link
are the same as mine.
I think I would like to try
Freak Show
Having a Bad Day (bad day at midway)
and Gingerbread man

I was told by a Mole that
Residents Deluxe or
something.. was alsoa good sample
I will have to see if I can get their
music online as mp3's
buying albums (cd's)
is just out of my financial situation
these days. getting a copy of
Tierra de los Muertos
was my one big fun purchase
for the rest of this year.

10-23-2002, 08:26 PM
Go to www.emusic.com they have loads of their stuff, but you have to pay after a thorty day trial, so cancel as soon as you can.

Its free till they ask for your credit card number

Darth Eggplant
10-26-2002, 08:20 PM
spent a day doing the record shop hop.
and you what I found? The Residents
don't live here. I went to many stores
most of them in the Indie scene,
and they did not have any Residents.

*I did not get to Queen street,
Toronto Mecca for the:
"I wear black ,therefore that makes
me an individual."*

I will have to try next week,
just to see if I can find anywhere
that The Residents live.

I mean Sig Sig Sputnik,
now there was a band???
and yet you can find their stuff.

10-27-2002, 03:37 AM
Yeah I can't find 'em in stores either. A really cheap place to buy their CDs online is www.astropitch.com and go to the Residents section. They have all their stuff there. And like for 4 bucks less than they do at cdnow.

I can find some stuff in stores, but most of the stuff is the stuff I don't like anyway(I have to admit that I haven't liked all the stuff I've heard or have. They really hop around their sound because they like to expirament a lot, and occasionally the an experament fails. So don't just judge from only one Residents cd. Their are some I just downright hate. Its still better that Sig Sig Sputnick though.)

Darth Eggplant
10-27-2002, 05:52 AM
I mentioned Sputnik only to state
that a (band?) like that gets shelf
space and yet a band which has
30 years behind them get none.

also emusic is ??? first time
I tried to get an account I entered
email and user name and password,
and then they locked me out saying;
sorry invalid etc. then I went back
in with different email etc and it
took me to credit card page,
unfortunate because they did as you
said have Residents stuff and I have
4 albums I was going to sample from.

I will have to see if winmx has stuff

10-27-2002, 07:42 AM
Stop typing like a multicoloured poet!

Darth Eggplant
10-27-2002, 01:03 PM
there, ghostwhite
*sorry no limegreen*
is this a more
acceptable colour?
*actually I thought Metallus
was the only intolerant Mod
on this forum;
guess I was wrong.

If the Mods on this forum
don't want forum members posting
or having a choice of posting
choices available to them,
ie size, font, colour;
than remove the options.
otherwise, very bad form
using your priveledge
as a Mod to alter or edit
one of my posts.

Very well
Metallus and you
get your wish,
this is my last post ever
on the GFN. hope your happy.
enjoy your compu-cliche-geekdom
in peace and quiet.
to all forum members I met,
and enjoyed talking to
hope you still email and icq me
if you feel like it.
good luck 8 with your site,
I will still listen in.
and any GF fan wanting to visit
Calaverablanca you are still
welcomed to visit.

Tall Guy I am keeping your link
alive at my site and 8 of 12's
the rest plus linking to GFN
I am removing.
cheers to you Tall Guy.
you and 8 and xGrimx
are great mods.
enjoyed all your help
and enjoyed chatting with
you online.

keep in touch Gendo anytime.
you too Lateralis and Sanspoof.
and Isis, and anyone else.

10-27-2002, 01:34 PM

10-27-2002, 06:14 PM
Holloween I'm gonna go as an everyday normal person. Scary, huh?

But to keep the subject of the thread, Yeah I'm dissapointed in my account to emusic because I am paying for it and it is ripping me off. Sure, there's a lot of residents CDs but all the other stuff is crap. No good records 'cept one Cradle of Filth CD. Its only 10 bucks a month though.

Yeah residents are playing at the Warfield in San Fransisco on Holloween. Go if you live there. Go or die, cause their awesome live.