- 5 years ago
I'm not going to try and give you a history of The Residents, you can look them up on Wikipedia for that. I will give a warning that they are not for the musically unadventurous or easily offended. This mix is like a radio show of random slices from their career, spanning the last 40 years. When I hear people try to describe their music, I usually hear the phrase "bad acid trip", which maybe isn't that far off, but there's just so much strange beauty and genius lurking underneath the surface of mostly everything they do. I always hear comparisons made to Frank Zappa, but I don't really see that so much, outside of some Captain Beefheart collaborations. I think they have more in common with Gwar and Tom Waits, but are truly their own brand of entertainment in the music world.