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Ode To Gravity:
The Residents: A 10 Year Retrospective

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 180 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

One of the most dynamic groups in avant-garde rock music is San Francisco’s own, The Residents, an underground ensemble which has been composing anonymously since 1970. KPFA celebrates a decade of music by The Residents with this special three hour extravaganza hosted by Charles Amirkhanian and featuring Snakefinger (frequent guest artist with The Residents) and Jay Clem (promotion director for the group’s label, Ralph Records). In this program you will hear selections from their music on the Ralph Label, including what was the first broadcast of their 12”, 45 rpm. disco arrangement of the title track from The Resident’s smash hit album “Eskimo”; it’s called “Diskomo” and it’s a killer! Don’t miss “Bach is Dead”, “The Electrocutioner”, “Constantinople”, “Santa Dog”, and much, much more. This is the group that was Punk before Punk, and No Wave before New Wave. Although the identity of the actual members of The Residents has remained a secret, you’ll hear every wacky minute of their greatest hits from their first ten years, (as well as other music on the Ralph label), on this program. Don’t miss it! (from KPFA Folio)

Part 1 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  Constantinople / The Residents -- Bach is Dead / The Residents -- Diskomo / The Residents -- Goosebump [excerpts] / The Residents -- The Model / Kraftwerk [arr. and perf. by Snakefinger] -- Picnic In The Jungle / Snakefinger -- Who Is The Culprit And Who Is The Victim? / Snakefinger
Genre:  Popular Music
Subject:  Rock music; Toy piano music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Snakefinger; Clem, Jay; Flynn, Homer; Fox, Hardy
Recording Date:  4/1/1980
First Broadcast Date:  4/1/1980
 
Part 2 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  Diskomo [excerpt] / The Residents -- Home Age Conversation / The Residents -- Godsong / The Residents -- What Use ? / Tuxedomoon -- Tritone (Music Diablo) / Tuxedomoon -- Someday You’ll Be King / MX 80 Sound -- Diskomo [excerpt] / The Residents -- Fire [”Santa Dog”] (1972) / The Residents
Genre:  Popular Music
Subject:  Rock music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Snakefinger; Clem, Jay; Flynn, Homer; Fox, Hardy
Recording Date:  4/1/1980
First Broadcast Date:  4/1/1980
 
Part 3 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  Boots / The Residents -- Numb Erone / The Residents -- Guylum Bardot / The Residents -- Breath And Length / The Residents -- Consuelo's Departure / The Residents -- Smelly Tongues / The Residents -- Smelly Tongues / Snakefinger -- Diskomo [excerpt] / The Residents -- (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction / The Residents -- Laughing Song / The Residents -- Loser (congruent) Weed / The Residents -- The Electrocutioner / The Residents -- Santa Dog ‘78 / The Residents
Genre:  Popular Music
Subject:  Rock music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Snakefinger; Clem, Jay; Flynn, Homer; Fox, Hardy
Recording Date:  4/1/1980
First Broadcast Date:  4/1/1980
 
Part 4 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  Explosion / The Residents -- The Spot / Snakefinger -- Krafty Cheese / The Residents
Genre:  Popular Music
Subject:  Rock music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Snakefinger; Clem, Jay; Flynn, Homer; Fox, Hardy
Recording Date:  4/1/1980
First Broadcast Date:  4/1/1980
 
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