The Residents

The Residents, are an America avant-garde and visual arts group, active since 1969.

Quick Notes:

  • Have released over sixty albums
  • numerous music videos
  • short films
  • DVDs
  • Conceal their identities from the public, so they appear silent and costumed.
  • Polarizing critical opinion and mostly eluding mainstream recognition.
  • Their albums are often complex conceptual pieces, composed around a theme, theory or plot, and are noted for surrealistic lyrics and disregard for standard Western pop music composition.
  • When they began, the group purchased crude recording equipment and instruments and began to make tapes, refusing to let an almost complete lack of musical proficiency stand in the way.

Official Residents Youtube page:


~ by Ashleigh Inglis on April 10, 2010.

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