The Residents :: Santa Dog & Residue of The Residents

"Do you ever... wonder who you are?" A cartoonish voice asks this question on "Aircraft Damage," a track from The Residents' first official release in 1972 called Santa Dog. It's a curious debut EP, a heterogeneous mixture of deconstructoid musical satire and homespun concrî¨te  experimentalism. The aesthetic is grotesque and subversive, a spooky pop culture mélange with a heightened sensitivity to music history.

The question of identity has persisted with The Residents throughout the group's 40 odd years of existence. They've . . .

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