Album Cover Art Wednesday: The Residents

The Residents are a defiantly obscure band that are impossible to pigeonhole. The best I can come up with is Dada performance art electronica. I’ve never particularly liked their music BUT their art design is a different matter altogether. As the Citizen Kane posters proclaim: It’s terrific.

Below is a representative sample of their album covers. We begin with the Eskimo album. Note that neither the band’s name nor the album title appears. It features their signature eyeball head pieces.

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Speaking of freakish:

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This looks like a cover for the incoming B3 administration. I bet Bannon has one of these hanging on his wall at Breitbart:

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Finally, a residential video featuring their trademark weirdness for weirdness sake:

 

One thought on “Album Cover Art Wednesday: The Residents

  1. Aaaargh says:

    Love the Residents, and nice to see a First Draft shout-out to them. Dada performance art electronica pretty much covers it, though there should be a reference to found instruments in there too. I haven’t followed their recent albums since Demons Dance Alone, but adore Third Reich & Roll, Duck Stab/Buster & Glen, Not Available, Eskimo (and Diskomo, a disco version of Eskimo) and The King and Eye (wacked-out covers of Elvis songs). The Commercial Album, which features nothing but 60-second-long songs is an inspired bit that has a ton of really fun music in it as well.

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