The Residents

Meet the Residents

7.5
Nu jau man vajadzētu sākt pašam baidīties. Šo ierakstu klausos divu dienu garumā, un pirms tam vēl mazlietiņ, un nu jau man tas šķiet ja ne gluži normāls, tad vismaz - ne tuvu ne tik traks kā sākotnēji. Protams, ja salīdzina ar, teiksim, "The Third Reich", šis ieraksts ir vieglāk klausāms - tajā ir vairāk standarta noskaņojumā klausāmu fragmentu, un vismaz nosacīti var apgalvot, ka šis ieraksts sastāv no dziesmām.
2013-10-24 03:39:27
music, 1974

Third Reich n Roll

7.0
Populārā mūzika nav nekas cits kā propagandas rīks, ar kuru jauniešu smadzenes tiek skalotas līdzīgi, kā tas tika darīts totalitārajās valstīs. Tajā vietā, lai domātu par svarīgām tēmām (kādām?), jauniešus zombē uz dibenu gorīšanu, kopošanos un garīgu pagrimumu. Un tas viss - notrulināšanās burkāna dēļ.
2013-10-17 03:15:21
music, 1976

The Commercial Album

6.5
Those Residents were some fine fellows who surely had done their homework before recording an album. On this fine record the eye-ball like mysterious creatures calling themselves residents invented a brand new approach towards making an LP. Logically reasoning that each pop song is basically a repetition of verse and chorus they decided to dump the repetition in order to be able to put 40 songs on a 40 minute long LP. And with the release of this album in the form of a CD we get a whole 50 tracks instead of those 40. What`s not so great about the record is that the songs aren`t that catchy and that they rarely have both a verse and a chorus, and they for sure don`t have too many different instruments on those songs. I can`t really name any highlights but the bonus material where we get goofy versions of "Hit the Road Jack" and "Jailhouse Rock". I guess only particulary weird people would enjoy this album and listen to it on a regular basis, but as a historical document and as a weird adventurous record it does in deed follow its purposes. Not that I am likely to listen to it again... at least in the next few years (that`s why the rating ain`t particulary high).
2005-07-06 00:00:00
music, 1980