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ResidentsBig Bubble – Part Four Of The Mole Trilogy ... CD
Ralph/East Side Digital, 1985. Used ... $1.99
Titles include "Die Stay Go", "Fear For The Future", "Sorry", "Go Where You Wanna Go", "Hop A Little", "Cry For The Fire", "Vinegar", and "Firefly". CD
(Out of print.)

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ResidentsEskimo (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ralph (UK), 1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
Seminal sounds from The Residents – a record that's purportedly inspired by the ceremonial music of the Eskimo – but it's very a much a Residents album, and one that follows their own absurdist adventuresome impulses! There's often this cold, drifting wave of sound in the background that's as chilly as you'd expect – and on top of the sound effects and all around trippy electronic atmosphere, they're supposedly playing instruments made of the guts and bones of arctic wildlife! Titles include "The Walrus Hunt", "Birth", "Arctic Hysteria", "The Angry Angakok", "A Spirit Steals A Child", and "The Festival Of Death". 2CD edition features a bonus CD of "Eskimo Ephemera" – with 22 bonus tracks that include "Kenya", "Scottish Rhapsody", "Diskomo", "Disaster", "Plants", "Twinkle", "Heart In SF", "Dumbo The Clown Who Loved Christmas", "Time's Up", "The Sleeper", and even an "Eskimo Opera Proposal". CD

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ResidentsGod In Three Persons (3CD preserved edition) ... CD
Ralph (UK), 1988. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99
A really unique album from The Residents – maybe one of their most unified records, and done in an unusual narrative style that has spoken word passages over their usual offbeat sounds! There's a nice current of wit in the record at times – and it's almost as if The Residents are trying to match some of the energy of their Bay Area contemporaries Negativland with the album – although with a different sonic approach, and less of the cutting and mixing. Given that there's always been something of a soundtrack vibe in some of the group's music, the approach here works perfectly – on titles that include "Their Early Years", "Loss Of A Loved One", "Hard & Tenderly", "Kiss Of Flesh", and "Silver Sharp & Could Not Care". 3CD edition features lots of bonus material! CD2 features the original soundtrack recording – with titles that include "The Thing About Them", "The Touch", "The Service", "Confused", and "Pain & Pleasure" – plus bonus tracks "Knot In A Million Years", "G3P Over", and "Double Shot". CD3 features God In 3 Persons "ephemera" – a mixture of live, demo tracks, and alternate mixes! CD

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ResidentsNibbles ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1979. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a retail price sticker.)

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ResidentsNickle If Your Dick's This Big – 1971/1972 (The We***** B*** Album/BS) ... CD
Ralph (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Amazing early work from The Residents – unreleased tracks from the first few years of the 70s – partly done as demos, but work that already shows the mixture of wit and sonic experimentation that would mark the group for decades to come! It's a bit hard to sum of the quality of these tracks in words – but that's usually the case with any Residents album – but to our ears, it almost feels as if the music was created by kids who might have loved the mad universe of Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart, but who could never play their instruments that well – and who were also trying very hard not to be mistaken for hippies! Instead, there's almost this mix of noise, art, and wit that prefaces some of the experimental Ohio work that would come out on 7" singles a few years later – although maybe less song-based overall, especially on the first album of material here. The 2CD set brings together work issued on vinyl as The W***** B*** Album and BS, with two unreleased tracks too – titles that include "We Stole This Riff", "Deepsea Diver Song", "King Kong", "Chris' Party", "Phillip's Wedding Concentrate", "The Boarding House Show", and "Mad Sawmill Of Copenhagen", in many parts. CD

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ResidentsNot Available (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cryptic/Ralph (UK), 1978. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Always-enigmatic sounds from The Residents – a bit more fully-formed than some of their earliest recordings, but still sprawled out nicely over the space of the full album! There's almost an Eraserhead feel to the music at times – dreamy, yet creepy – and other moments bring in some avant jazz tones, yet played without any jazz chops at all – more as sonic textures that nestle down nicely in the mix of noise and surprising melodic moments. Titles include "Edweena", "The Making Of A Soul", and "Ship's A Going Down". 2CD set features an insane amount of material – the full album, plus live tracks "Ship's A Goin Down (rehearsal)", "Ship's A Goin Down (live 1986)", and "Mourning Glories (live 2014)". CD2 features the full X Is For Xtra "conclusion" – with titles that include "Love Sprong", "Fairly Well", "Where To Begin", "New Mexico Dream", "Solome & Goiter", "O Solo Meow", and "Tune Of The Unknown". CD

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ResidentsResidents Commercial Album (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ralph (UK), 1980. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
A genius moment for the Residents – a record in which they not only claim to go "commercial", by playing some tuneful songs throughout – but one in which they also claim that most pop music is the same as contemporary commercials – which means that all the songs here are just a minute long! The combination of modes is completely charming, and a wonderful refinement of all the genius that got the Residents going in these early years – and the shortness of the tunes, combined with the electronics and weird instrumentation, almost makes the record feel more like a relic from the cooler side of the German new wave – especially work by Der Plan. Titles include "Easter Woman", "Amber", "Japanese Watercolor", "Art Of Being Polite", "Medicine Man", "Tragic Bells", "Loss Of Innocence", "Simple Song", "My Second Wife", "Floyd", and lots lots more! 2CD version features lots more songs from the project – 12 more that include "Kraftwerk", "Cosmetics For Reality", "Pretty Baby", "Tuxedoes", and "Roscoe's Righteous Rodent" – plus 24 unreleased bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ ResidentsFingerprince ... LP
Ralph, Mid 70s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Prime weirdness from The Residents! It's fair to consider Fingerprince as a transitional effort from the group, though it's not a dismissible one – it's out there, exciting and may be easier to get all the way through than some of the more anti-pop experiments they delivered in the mid-to-late 70s. It's probably not as confrontational as Meet The Residents and Third Reich 'N Roll – or perhaps it just seems less vicious because the cover art isn't as confrontational. Side one has shorter pieces, which seem to be informed by vintage exotica and field recordings, though it sounds like nothing but the Residents. Side 2 is a single long suite. Titles include "You Yesyesyes", "Home Age Conversation", "Godsong", "March De La Winni", "Bossy", "Boo Who?", "Tournequit Of Roses" and the the 17+ minute, side-long "Six Things To A Cycle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Second pressing in a textured cover.)
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Buddy Guy & Junior WellsBuddy Guy & Junior Wells Play The Blues ... LP
Atco, 1972. Very Good ... $24.99
We're not normally ones to rave about electric blues albums, but this one's a lot nicer than you might think – recorded with plenty of deep soul touches, and even a dose of funk in the right places! We hate to admit it, but a big part of the credit here goes to Eric Clapton – who produced most of the record and gives Buddy and Junior a tightness that's missing from some of their other records of the time. There's almost a post-Cream sort of groove to the record – that "hipper than rock" sensibility that colored many of Clapton's old group members' projects for Atlantic in the years after Cream disbanded. But of course, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells are the real stars of the set – and the record's good enough to make even jaded Chicago residents like us appreciate their talents here! Titles include "A Poor Man's Plea", "My Baby She Left Me", "A Man Of Many Words", "I Don't Know", and "This Old Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has some wear and a cut corner.)

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Joe PassSounds Of Synanon ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Sealed ... $24.99
A landmark record in the west coast jazz scene – not only for the music, but for its understanding of addiction on the scene! The album brings together a set of jazz players currently spending their time at Synanon – the Santa Monica-based program of drug rehabilitation that was working some incredible magic with longtime addicts in the early 60s. Synanon had been a temporary home to more than a few great players over the years, and this set brings together some of its lesser-known residents – one of whom was guitarist Joe Pass, who would rise from the session as a real success, and go onto record heavily after this record. The rest of the group includes Dave Allan on trumpet, Ronald Clark on bass, Arnold Ross on piano, Candy Latson on bongos, Bill Crawford on drums, and Greg Dykes on baritone sax. Tracks are pretty long, and more solo based than the usual Pacific Jazz sides – and titles include "CED", "Aaron's Song", "Projections", "Stay Loose", "Hang Tough", and "Last Call For Coffee". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Pure Pleasure pressing.)

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✨✧ Natalie Y MooreSouth Side – A Portrait Of Chicago & American Segregation (hardcover) ... Book
St Martins, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A personal look at the south side of our hometown of Chicago – one that traces historical patterns of growth and segregation, and looks at the area as both one of the city's dark secrets and its overlooked strengths! Author Natalie Y Moore grew up on the south side, and spent years reporting on the area for NPR – and offers up a good mix of regional history and personal details as she illuminates a part of the city that many residents never get a chance to experience. And hey, we're old south siders ourselves – and offer a tip of the collective hat to Moore for her contribution! This hardcover edition is 250 pages, with some black and white photos. Book

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✨✧ Tony SchwartzNueva York – A Tape Documentary Of Puerto Rican New Yorkers ... CD
Folkways, 1955. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from Tony Schwartz – one of the most compelling artists to ever record for the Folkways Records label, and almost more of a filmmaker than anything else! The set's a compelling audio documentary on the new and growing community of Puerto Rican residents in New York – particularly those in upper Manhattan – and it mostly features spoken passages by new immigrants, older residents of the city, and some who were opposed to the changing social scale – all with fascinating details about the struggles and triumphs of this growing side of the city. Most tracks are relatively short – there's 36 in all – and the recording quality really reflects that many voices involved in the project, with some great on-site elements, and a few other sonic surprises along the way! CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ VariousAdditive Noise Function – Formative UK, European, & North American Electronica 1978 to 1984 (3LP set) ... LP
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
An incredible collection of electronic sounds that went on to inform generations of rock, pop, and dance music in years to come – but all featured here with much more interesting examples from the European and American roots of the genre! There's a wonderful criss-crossing of sources going on here – some academic experimenters from electronic labs, some prog musicians getting a bit more analog, some early digital keyboard wizards, and some downright punky folks – using electronics instead of guitars! The blend is wonderful, and very ear-opening – and the set brings together material from the second volumes in the Close To The Noise Floor series – Noise Reduction Unit and Third Noise Principle. 30 tracks in all – with titles that include "Tight As A Drum" by Thomas Leer, "Mambopolis" by Richard Bone, "99 Space Music" by The Residents, "Push Me Pull You (part 2)" by Futurisk, "Lowdown" by Galen Herod, "Be Good" by Blackhouse, "Party Talk" by Andre De Koning, "Ich Will" by DAF, "Impersonator" by Carlos Peron, "Son" by Minny Pops, "Biomutation" by Les Vampyrettes, "Troglodyten" by Asmus Tietchens, "Faith" by Nagamatzu, "Sedation" by O Yuki Conjugate, "Single Off The Album" by Five Times Of Dust, "God With Us" by Bourbonese Qualk, "Dying Inside" by Renaldo & The Loaf, and "God Speed" by Legendary Pink Dots. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
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✨✧ Jay-ZDead Presidents (album, clean, inst)/Ain't No Nigga (album, inst) ... 12-inch
Roc-A-Fella, 1996. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousDead Presidents – Soundtrack Sampler – Walk On By/The Payback/If You Want Me To Stay/Never Gonna Give You Up ... 12-inch
Capitol, 1970s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 4 track promo ep that was issued with the release of the film Dead Presidents – featuring some great funky soul classics, as featured in the film! Includes the short version of "Walk On By" by Isaac Hayes – plus long versions of "Payback" by James Brown and "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Barry White. Also includes "If You Want Me To Stay" by Sly & The Family Stone. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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