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The Residents - The W B Album mp3 album

  • Performer: The Residents
  • Title: The W B Album
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: US
  • Formats: MMF MP4 WAV AUD DTS MOD MP1
  • Released: 2018
  • Style: Avantgarde, Experimental
  • MP3 album: 1459 mb
  • FLAC album: 1350 mb
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 382
The Residents - The W B Album mp3 album

Commercial Album is an album released by the Residents in 1980. It is commonly considered a follow-up of Duck Stab/Buster & Glen. The album pares down the concept and structure of the average commercial pop song and reduces it to a one-minute redux. It contains a compilation of 40 such sixty-second vignettes.

Legendary unreleased 1971 album, excavated from The Residents’ archives, Never before issued in any format. Remastered from the original tapes. Produced in partnership with The Residents and The Cryptic Corporation. Contains picture inner sleeve and insert featuring original artwork and artefacts from The Residents’ archive.

Album, 1974, Pid, Ralph America. Side B: The Residents: 1. (I Left My Heart) In San Francisco. 2. Dumbo the Clown (Who loved Christmas). 3. Is He Really Bringing Roses? (The Replacement).

Previously unreleased, legendary pre-Residents album, an accompaniment to RSD 2018's successful W B Album. A must for REsidents fans and collectors, who have long called for its official release. Recorded in 1971 in the hope of securing the group a recording contract, and sent to Warner Bros Records in early 1972, BS has become a cornerstone of The Residents' mythology.

The Residents singles chronology. String Module Error: Match not found" (String Module Error: Match not found). The Beatles play The Residents and The Residents play The Beatles" (1977). The Beatles play The Residents and The Residents play The Beatles (1977). Santa Dog '78 (1978). The Beatles Play the Residents and the Residents Play the Beatles" is a 1977 single by the Residents. The single, particularly the B-side, reflects the Residents' boredom with pop music and their tendency to perform deconstructionist covers, perhaps shown most notably on their album The Third Reich 'n Roll

The Commercial Album is another manifestation of The Residents' whimsical relationship with pop music and their interest in music about music. The album is a collection of forty one-minute commercial songs - their very own personal Top 40, or perhaps a collection of one-minute jingles: the music of commercials. The Residents teamed up with several artists, including their old friend Snakefinger, who not only provided guitar, but sings on Ups & Downs. The band also recruited Chris Cutler, who had worked with them on Eskimo, Fred Frith, Lene Lovich, Andy Partridge and others

Cut out the repetition and you can, therefore, fit 40 pop songs onto a 40-minute record. And that's exactly what the Residents have done on The Commercial Album, the title of which comes from the band's deduction that since pop songs only consist of one minute of music and most advertisements are about a minute long also, ad jingles are "therefore the music of America. Got it? Whatever the concept behind it, this album is not only weird in that special way that only Residents albums are, but it's also surprisingly musically satisfying.


A1 Strawberry Fields Forever
A2 Mad Sawmill Of Copenhagen Germany
Baby Skeletons And Dogs
A3a Baby Skeletons And Dogs
A3b Bop Bop Shu Bop Bop
A3c Stuffed Genital
A3d Christmas Morning Foto
A3e Every Day I Masturbate On A Merican Fag
A3f Oh Mommy Oh Daddy Can’t You See That It’s True
A3g Baby Skeletons And Dogs #2
A4 Mad Sawmill Of Copenhagen Germany
A5 Going To Arcata Blues
A6 Mad Sawmill Of Copenhagen Germany
A7 Black Velvet Original
A8 Mad Sawmill Of Copenhagen Germany
A9 Jimi Hendrix Dildo
A10 Mad Sawmill Of Copenhagen Germany
A11 In The Still Of The Night
A12 Maggies Farm
A13 Mad Sawmill Of Copenhagen Germany
A14 Snot And Feces Live At The Grunt Festival
A15 Sweet Meat
B1 Oh Yea Uhh Bop Shu Bop
B2 Om Is Where The Art Is
B3 Concerto In R Flat Minor
B4 Gagagapiggaeoupe
B5 Sold American
B6 Love Theme From A Major Motion Picture
B7 Prelude For Accordion Sousaphone And French Horn
B8 Oh God You're A Pie In The Sky
B9 Short Circuit Comes To Town
B10 Marching Toward A E I O U Blues
B11 In The Still Of The Night Again / Rumba
B12 Fourth Cruxification In Five Years
B13 Oh Mommy Oh Daddy Can’t You See That It’s True Again
B14 Art The White Elephant
B15 Psychedelic And Orgasmic Finale

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – GZ Media – 168759E


  • Artwork – Punographics Ltd.*
  • Cover [Design] – Ensenada*
  • Layout – Paul Bevoir
  • Recorded By, Performer, Producer, Compiled By – The Residents
  • Transferred By, Mastered By – Scott Colburn


RSD 2018 'RSD First' release.
Limited edition of 1,500 copies worldwide.
900 copies were distributed in the US by MVDaudio. These copies have an additional barcode sticker on outer shrinkwrap. 600 copies were distributed in the UK and Europe by Cherry Red Records.

The inner sleeve is a reproduction of the original "Warner Bros. Album" tape box artwork. Issued also with a two sides coloured insert sheet with reproductions of original artwork, track listing and liner notes.

Notes from hype sticker:
"The legendary unreleased 1971 tape
Recently discovered in The (pre)Residents' archive,
remastered & released for the very first time"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 013929 360617
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5013929360617
  • Barcode (Sticker on shrinkwrap (MVD)): 760137085218
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): 168759E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): 168759E2/A
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none The Residents The Warner Brothers Album ‎(CDr, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Residents) none US Unknown

Reviews about The Residents - The W B Album (36):
If anybody has a sealed or unplayed copy they're not interested in keeping, I have an extra copy of Steroids Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber by Death Grips or B.S. by The Residents from RSD 2019 I'm looking to trade away :)No intention of selling them, only interested in trading. Will consider trading for something else if you're interested but this is what I'm really after.DM me!
I saw THREE new copies of this for sale in a record store last week (8/11/2018). So, copies still exist at a sensible price. All you have to do is get down to Leuven.
what store was it, can you PM me the details ?
argh. pick me up one! please. No? C'mon. Pretty Please?
I purchased my copy in a local record shop (doubt if it was in Ostend or Ghent) during RSD week at the "normal" list price of about 25euro. But indeed, RSD is being exploited by so-called "music-lovers" buying all limited editions and then re-selling them as "very-very-limited" (of course, as they bought all of them) at ridiculous prices. My advice: send them a discogs mail with your kind opinion. This has nothing to do with "happy collecting", it's just a race for quick money... shame on them!
Gold as Heart
Hm,I like the idea of a discogs mail. but isnt that some kind of felonious digital assault?No less than they deserve of course......
Prices coming down!Hold steady, the flippers will get realistic if they want shot of them :)Also, I try small shops like you said. This would be nice at the right price, nothing more.
I purchased mine in a local record shop (I doubt if it was in Ostend or Ghent) during RSD week at the "normal" list price of about 25euro. But indeed, RSD is being exploited by so-called "music-lovers" buying all limited editions and then re-selling them as "very-very-limited" (of course, as they bought all of them) at ridiculous prices. My advice: send them a discogs mail with your kind opinion. This has nothing to do with "happy collecting", it's just a race for quick money... shame on them!
...for what it's worth, the Residents announced in an email that this will be included in a Pre-Residents volume of their archival CD series, along with a bunch of other unheard material and such.
I find it incredibly amusing the lengths people will go to cash in on something with a high overhead, especially with a band like The Residents. While incredibly fanatical, we're certainly not stupid enough to take the bait and actually oblige the people reselling this at such an absurd price. A word of advice: this is a RSD 'First' release, there are more copies of this to come, and most likely with everything that this initial run came with (reproduced art, insert); you are NOT going to get anything more than $40 out of this.
bad thing is that smaller record stores don't get the stuff sometimes. it became (or was) a joke, this RSD
You can get it on cd or MP3 from klanggalerie
Cherry Red said they are not making more vinyl. They "might" release it digitally at some point. No more vinyl.
I was on hols for RSD. I won't buy it at those prices. What a joke.Fingers crossed they release a nice coloured vinyl version. I would prefer that.
RSD is a day for flippers. It's been that way for years. It's not going to get better. If you want an RSD release your choices are stand in line and hope, get a part time job at a record store, or pay flipper prices. The bands, record labels, and shops are not to blame. If I released Warner Bros on vinyl I would have pressed even less copies and it would have taken me a long time to sell them all. This one blew up because it was an RSD release and it was on some "RSD must have" lists that flippers and nerds read.
In that case, I stand corrected. This whole situation is just a horrendous way to ensure fans won't find a copy at a fair price.
They're actually selling regularly on ebay for $65 - $120 and Cherry Red said it was in fact an RSD exclusive and is not being repressed.
Personally, I'm trying to find a second copy myself for a friend, although the scarcity of this particular run is practically all artificial. It's probably the whole "Buy or Die" approach of old, but it only serves to prolong the problem fans and regular record buyers are having with flippers.
A number of copies sold here a couple of days ago for over $100. The same day, a few of us were lucky enough to score copies for under $30, from ethical sellers. There are always a fanatical few who will pay extortionate prices. Only foolish and/or excessively avaricious sellers believe such buyers are unlimited.
Beautiful remaster, but my copy has a visible and audible flaw on A11 "In the still of the night" that causes a scratchy pop across five rotations. No way was this missed in the test-pressing, it's prominent but anyone else get that, or is this my singularly uglified one-of-a-kind!
Yeah sure, but bad masters definitely weren't the case for what I'm describing. I gave up on Pirates after problems with CD, LP lacquers, test pressings, and printed packaging on four different projects. They redid their mistakes at no cost (other than time, stress, landfill) and admitted to me on the lacquers that experimental music wasn't their forte. Aaanyway... I'm not unclear about the nature of vinyl, but if GZ's material flaws affect more than a few copies on a release as special as this one, it'll be a shame. Scott Colburn is working wonders on these pREServed editions.
Never had a problem with Pirates / GZ. To my eyes and ears they make the best looking and sounding vinyl and I've used several companies. Most bad vinyl is because of bands not properly mastering the music and not checking test pressings. Every pressing is going to have a flaw here and there. Nobody is checking every copy that comes out of the machines. I've been disappointed with every pressing place I've worked with except Pirates and will continue to use them until that changes. Just saying.
Der Bat
Ahoy! Well then... looks like GZ media is still up to their shoddy ways. We gave up on em (via Pirate Press) to go with GottaGroove. Never looked back, wait'll you hear the new Christian Ronn & Ikue Mori LP coming this year. Test pressings just approved yesterday! Something else is already headed to your USPS box, similarly flawfree. Hope you enjoy!
My copy has no problems at all. Both sides are perfect.
There's a similar visible/audible flaw on the B side of my copy as well, but the A side is fine. Fancy meeting you in a place like this, Mr. Rescipiscent!
This is the best LP ever made. I wonder if QRP made it at 45 RPM Mastered by Kevin Gray. what would it sound like. Would there be more detail. I heard someone stole the original tapes of this recording. Were they given back to Homer and Hardy.
I would recommend to listen before buying because this release is not very good !
Totally agree. This sounds surpringly good. And if you like early residents then this is a must have. Very pleased to have this.
I'm listening to it now. What's wrong with it. The content or the pressing. You can't be vague with a album like this. The mastering is fantastic. It is has clicks and pops on a raw listen. I don't know much about GZ Media. Maybe some can cut in here and explain this. The bootleg tape will never sound good again. I can't figure out where the stars are to review anything. Where is it ?
Of course it sucks, that's why Warner Bros. sent it back. Good enough for me though.
I can see thinking that if you had no idea what you were getting into. I've had a CDR boot of this for 15 years and this vinyl issue is great. Way better than the shitty boot.
This is the only thing I could'nt find this record store day. If someone is willing to sell me it for a decent price that would be great. Or maybe I can trade you for one of my RSD finds.
...it's a bummer to see eBay flippers gauging folks SO HARD on this one. Fortunately, it seems like Homer and Company don't like to let anything with the potential to sell stay out of print for too long: A lot of those once-scarce mail-order-only limited editions have turned up on Klangalerie or as official releases elsewhere. So I imagine there will probably be another pressing or at least a CD edition of this any day now.
Hopefully you are correct. I refuse to pay the extortionate prices being asked by eBay and Discogs scalpers.
not necessarily, i've got albums with only 400-500 made by popular bands that arent that expensive
With 900 pressed this will become a very expensive pressing

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