“Duck Stab / Buster & Glen” by The Residents - album review

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TJR says

The fifth album from the determinedly anonymous art collective is regarded as one of their most accessible works; I can't help wondering what the inaccessible from their vast catalogue might sound like! Side one recompiles “Duck Stab!”, a seven-song EP that sold out when first released in February '78, 9 months earlier. They seize the opportunity to remaster the recording, giving fans good reason to consider making a new purchase. With this in mind, initial plans to release “Buster & Glen” as the new album in its own right were altered, with just seven new songs being presented as side two of the long player. Guest collaborator Philip 'Snakefinger' Lithman reconnects with the group, the Londoner being back in San Francisco after several years away. With a neat line in musical and lyrical absurdity, the LP comes across as the spiritual nephew of “Trout Mask Replica” without the jazz freakout, veering between goofy oddball and sinisterly deranged. My favourites all appear on the brand new side two, the end couple being the standouts. My overall feeling? I think I need to hear more from these intriguing adventurers.

The Jukebox Rebel
14-Mar-2016

A1 [02:33] 6.2.png The Residents - Constantinople (Homer Flynn, Hardy W. Fox) New Wave
A2 [03:28] 6.1.png The Residents - Sinister Exaggerator (Homer Flynn, Hardy W. Fox) Avant-Garde
A3 [01:04] 6.4.png The Residents - The Booker Tease (Homer Flynn, Hardy W. Fox) New Wave
A4 [03:08] 6.0.png The Residents - Blue Rosebuds (Homer Flynn, Hardy W. Fox) Avant-Garde
A5 [02:12] 5.8.png The Residents - Laughing Song (Homer Flynn, Hardy W. Fox) New Wave
A6 [01:12] 5.1.png The Residents - Bach Is Dead (Homer Flynn, Hardy W. Fox) Avant-Garde
A7 [02:29] 6.0.png The Residents - Elvis And His Boss (Homer Flynn, Hardy W. Fox) Avant-Garde
B1 [01:54] 5.4.png The Residents - Lizard Lady (Homer Flynn, Hardy W. Fox) Avant-Garde
B2 [02:48] 6.9.png The Residents - Semolina (Homer Flynn, Hardy W. Fox) Avant-Garde
B3 [02:41] 6.8.png The Residents - Birthday Boy (Homer Flynn, Hardy W. Fox) Avant-Garde
B4 [03:11] 5.8.png The Residents - Weight-Lifting Lulu (Homer Flynn, Hardy W. Fox) Avant-Garde
B5 [01:59] 4.7.png The Residents - Krafty Cheese (Homer Flynn, Hardy W. Fox) Electronica
B6 [02:41] 7.3.png The Residents - Hello Skinny (Homer Flynn, Hardy W. Fox) Avant-Garde
B7 [03:20] 7.2.png The Residents - The Electrocutioner (Homer Flynn, Hardy W. Fox) New Wave




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