OK. The Residents have been around, well at least they started calling themselves the Residents, since 1972. Before then they were a sort of artist collective in San Francisco and they took the name The Residents.....You know what? I'm not going to do this!
Here ya go if your curious, though I'm thinking you might not like them. Allot of people don't and I can totally understand. But to me...oh I love them so so MUCH!!
Post by monkybunney on Dec 8, 2012 19:17:19 GMT -5
Their live show really is something to behold. Every time they've come around these parts I've always bought a couple extra tickets for friends I know wouldn't ever listen to one of their albums, and they are blown away each time. Whether you like their music or not (personally I've only liked a couple of the last few they put out) the live experience is a mind warp!
Post by monkybunney on Dec 9, 2012 14:20:46 GMT -5
OK. I swear I'm done after this post! I am a fanatical fan of these people and I could go on and on and on and on about them. But this is some of the best footage I've found that comes semi-close to what a Residents show is like and it still falls very short. Seriously you just got to be there.
This is from the Demons Dance Alone tour in 2002. These shows started when we were being sold on the idea of invading Iraq because TERRORISTS or something. Hence the minimalist lighting and camouflage set and costumes. Demons Dance Alone was their first release following 9/11.
I saw this and got all excited thinking that they were actually going to do a "Complete Recordings of" box. Then I saw the add on vimeo and realized that's out of my league! I really wonder though if you trucked up the money would they put together a fridge?
Hell if auctioned off some of those early first releases you could recoup a good chunk.
Post by monkybunney on Dec 10, 2012 18:18:17 GMT -5
I'm a bit surprised they're not doing NOLA KG. Lots of weird folks there and hardcore fans would travel from nearby areas to see them. You should try to make the ATL show! The last 2 shows they played here Molly Harvey joined them for a song or two. Apparently she lives in town or in one of the burbs.
Freaking sick a$$ show in Austin, last Thursday. Also, it was an incredible venue...some Mason's Temple. I knew nothing of the group prior to actually going, and found the show to be amazing. If you have a chance to check it out, it really is worth it...even if you're not into the music (which I really enjoyed as well)!!!
Would seriously love this as a late night show at Roo!
Post by monkybunney on Feb 9, 2013 15:12:52 GMT -5
So long as it wasn't on a night that I really wanted to see the headliner because I would be obligated to start camping at that tent. shiz what am I saying there is no headliner on earth that I would feel bad about missing to see them!
Their NY show is going to be broadcast live tonight!! Preshow starts at 6pm Central. A video stream will be available but the audio is only going to be mono on it. I'm just a tad excited ;D ;D ;D !!