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Monday, December 21


There is so much to say about The Residents and we try and do it ALL in two hours in this episode. Earlier this year, a new film about The Residents, THEORY OF OBSCURITY, made it’s world premiere at South By Southwest and is about to come out theatrically and VOD very soon. Long time Residents spokesman, manager and Cryptic Corporation co-founder, Homer Flynn, along with Theory Of Obscurity director, Don Hardy, joined a very nervous DJ Jim G in conversation and music! Homer had personally handpicked some choice cuts which were largely influential on The Residents themselves and we also debut a new Residents demo that may (or may not) appear on a forthcoming “blues” album.

The Residents are an American art collective best known for avant-garde music and multimedia works. Since their first official release, Meet the Residents (1974), the group has released over sixty albums, numerous music videos and short films, three CD-ROM projects, and ten DVDs. They have undertaken seven major world tours and scored multiple films. Pioneers in exploring the potential of CD-ROM and similar technologies, the Residents have won several awards for their multimedia projects. Ralph Records, a record label focusing on avant-garde music, was started by the band.

Throughout the group’s existence, the individual members have ostensibly attempted to operate under anonymity, preferring instead to have attention focused on their art output. Much outside speculation and rumor has focused on this aspect of the group. In public, the group appears silent and costumed, often wearing eyeball helmets, top hats and tuxedos—a long-lasting costume now recognized as its signature iconography.

Santa Dog is arriving a little early this year! Tune in now to hear more from the inside of Northern Louisiana’s Phenomenal Pop Combo and one of the most intriguing and successful avant-garde groups ever, The Residents!



In San Francisco by The Residents from Subterranean Modern compilation (1979)


Jailhouse Rock by The Residents from 13th Anniversary Show (1985)
Boots/Numb Erone/Guylum Bardot (excerpt) by The Residents from Meet The Residents (1974)
Swastikas On Parade (excerpt) by The Residents from Third Reich N Roll (1975)
Aircraft Damage by The Residents from Santa Dog 7″ EP (1972/2014)
Jambalaya by The Residents from Stars & Hank Forever The American Composer’s Series Vol II (1986)

Conversation with Homer & Don

Who Do You Love by Bo Diddley from Bo Diddley (1958)
36-22-36 by Bobby Bland from Here’s The Man (1962)
You Are My Sunshine by Ray Charles from A Man And His Soul (1962/1967)
I Don’t Know by James Brown from 45 single (1964)
It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World by The Residents from 45 single (1984)
Kill the Great Raven by Snakefinger & The Residents from Chewing Hides the Sound (1979)

Conversation with Homer & Don

Santa Dog ’78 by The Residents from Santa Dog ’88 Club CD (1988)
Tell Me (previously unreleased demo!) by The Residents from forthcoming “blues” album, TBA
Hello Skinny by The Residents from Duck Stab/Buster & Glen (1978)

(photo by Don Hardy)

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