The Residents music has been part of my life for over 35 years. I remember back in college discovering Eskimo and The Commercial Album. And Not Available. And The Mole Trilogy. I saw live the Cube-E show and Demons Dance Alone.
One of the most memorable gigs I ever saw was The Mole Show.
I saw them again, after a break of decades, in London a couple of years ago and last month I bought tickets to see them return to Scotland and play Glasgow in March next year. Guess that might not happen now.
It may still go on. I’m pretty sure Hardy hasn’t toured with the band for (at least) the last 10 years. Not sure who is participating in the tours. Am guessing Homer is still in it.
I listened to 30 minutes of Not Available on the way to work this morning. Even though I’ve probably listened to it over 300 times, I still heard things I had not noticed before. I consider it their masterpiece.
Last night I started reading an autobiography written by Hardy. It’s available for free on his website. I think he put it on there just a few days ago. I am 20 pages into it and so far it is quite… interesting.