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Old 31-12-2013, 13:44
mgvsmith
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Oh, we'd be here all day if I listed all the not-rubbish
songs by the Residents : here are two of the best ones,
"My Window"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4s20EugVcQ

and "Burn Baby Burn"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHj8xoy8XOY
And you might be here even longer listing the rubbish.
Are we laughing at them or are they laughing at us?
I thought the whole conceit of The Residents was about trash aesthetics?
I have (or should I say had) two of their early vinyl records and I remember one clanging track where they had the cheek to reprise it. You probably know it, I can't find it.
I'm just thinking how is a song like 'Constantinople' not rubbish?


Actually I'm being facetious. I know exactly where they are coming from. The Residents are/were great.
Admittedly I thought the same about The Fall with their witty lyrics but when I actually saw them live, they were truly awful.
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