Tuesday, June 19, 2018

YOU WILL ALL DIE UNLOVED IN A KINGDOM OF CHILDREN LOCKED IN CAGES


I JUST WANT HER SHOES TO FIT HER




No automatic alt text available.Do I really need to go into the story of the Residents here?  For your sake, I hope not.  This is an extended cd reissue of the long out-of-print Title in Limbo album, a collaboration with like-minded British avant-garde duo Renaldo and The Loaf.  It comes from those heady days of the early 80s when the band was still mostly anonymous, still consisted of the original four members, still wore the giant eyeballs and were still making (for them) fairly accessible music.

If the Brothers Grimm dropped lots of bad acid, got hold of some cheap keyboards, guitars and drum machines and decided to write nursery rhymes instead of fairy tales, this period of the Residents would be the result.  Creepy as fuck, but in a sing-songy way.  Picture a beautiful, sun-dappled lake, a warm breeze, puffy white clouds…….. now picture the bottom of the lake, full of muck and slime and the decomposing bodies of all your friends.  Something pretty laid over top of something visceral and deeply disturbing.  The Residents.

Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and outdoor1978-83 were, for me, the key years for the Residents.  This was probably the last release by them that I really liked (although, to be honest, I really havent listened to anything since 2002s Demons Dance Alone theyve overstayed their welcome by about 15 years).  Its nice to have it back, and with some bonus tracks to boot.



Sunday, June 17, 2018

I'VE NEVER HEARD A DECENT FRENCH ROCK BAND


But DAMN do they know their poetry.  You can get a used copy of HUMAN CATHEDRALS that ships from Franceania for only $44.35 (+ tax), and why wouldn't you?????????!!





 


Friday, June 15, 2018

POEM FOR GREAT MEN




you either choose the war or

you have it

forced upon you



you eat the babies

either way



you give the orders

to sew bigger flags



you tell your wife to

sing those old songs louder



someone will need to pay for

these corpses left rotting

on your front lawn



one hundred thousand sons

and daughters will need to be

gunned down

in distant villages



if this logic

was your mistress

you would fuck her

until she bled from the eyes



SUBTLER ACTS OF MURDER