Godsong God never really did like man anyway At least not after they started walking around On their hind leg s And talking on the telephone Of course poor God's point of view wasn't easy now to understand He had invented man from dead things At that time there were no grave yards to rob So He had been forced to use dead worms, some sea weed That had laid out on the beach for quite a while For quite a while.
At that time man had four legs and no telephone A major mistake came when God decided that man should think A trait that He'd long desired for Himself What God no doubt intended was For man to Теснота - Вероника Долина - Мой Дом Летает (Vinyl, LP) about Him And that was important because God just wanted to be Just another normal deity Deity Deity Er Zit Meer In Een Liedje - Samson & Gert - 25 Jaar Samson & Gert (Vinyl, LP) Ty Ty Ty Ty All that God wanted to be Was just a normal deity All that God wanted to be Was just another normal deity All that God wanted to be Was just a deity Just a normal deity All that God wanted to be Just a normal deity All that God wanted to be Just a normal deity All went well for quite a while Man was a wonderful creature With long rich engraved face Four fine legs ending in five mini-legs And a coat of satiney hair And large genitals His thoughts were pure and Full of wonder The wonder part was God's favorite, at least at first Because that's the part that gave Him His Identity Identity Identity Identity Oh, it was so wonderful for God Man's Man's questions turned to visions And visions gave God All kinds of exciting things to do Someday He would be a God of wrath Reeking havoc upon undiscipline mankind And at other times He'd be a God of love and compassion Of course these were all things that man had invented So God had a hard time getting the full grasp But Not believing in Him?
I think He liked believing in Him much better But I'm not sure March De La Winni Instrumental Bossy Sat upon an empty box of Cheerios and settled Through the cracks of wooden floors Forming little cone mountains Fertile soil on which to rest My dirty little white stone With dimples to keep it from Rolling down the dusty trail Brought such straight rows Like corn and peas And foot caves in cold dirt And the sore throat that follows "Everyone always knew it ended this way, But I still don't understand why Milking the cow didn't work.
We didn't eat her I don't think Boo Who? Is no more to say Is no more to say now Fingerprince was conceived as the world's first three sided album apparently, they weren't aware of the fact that Monty Python had already made one; their Matching Tie and Handkerchief LP of The Residents never specified whether it would be a double record with one side blank, or a single album with two concentric grooves on one side. They probably toyed with the idea of making it triangular!
However they'd planned to do it, Ralph Records decided the albums would be uneconomical to manufacture, so Fingerprince became a conventional two-sided LP. The leftover songs were relegated to a proposed Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar (CD, Album), Babyfingers.
Due to considerable artistic distractions the most notable being EskimoBabyfingers was not released in the actual EP format untilbut four of its five songs had appeared on The Residents Radio Special cassette in Babyfingers was Fingerprince's miniature twin, since both records consisted of several short songs on side one and a side-long composition on side two.
Fingerprince was an important transitional album for The Residents. It bridged the gap between their early, primitive music and virtually all the original compositions the band would eventually create. The songs whose importance would become apparent soon were "You, Yesyesyes," "Tourniquet of Roses" and the songs jettisoned to Babyfingers, which point the way towards the wacky, sinister pop of Duck Stab, Subterranean Modern, etc.
The album includes the long form composition? It even includes a 60 March De La Winni - The Residents - Fingerprince (CD song and a 58 second song anticipating The Commercial Album.
Less developed in the gestation of The Residents creativity are a tongue-in-cheek attempt at religious philosophizing "God Song" and an attempt at narrative on "Walter Westinghouse" a Babyfingers track. Both these concepts would later be fleshed out to epic proportions on God in Three Persons. At the time Fingerprince Album) released, the full possibilities of these concepts were still light years away in The Residents' creative development. Fingerprince provided the blueprints for their future original compositions, while Third Reich suggested their creative approach to playing cover versions.
Together the two albums planted the seeds that generated The Residents' entire universe. Fingerprince may not be a great album, but it's a historically important album for The Residents none the less.
Babyfingers Overview Tracks Lyrics. The Resident's fourth album project, Tourniquet of Roses, was to be March De La Winni - The Residents - Fingerprince (CD three-sided album. Unfortunately, the band couldn't figure out how to accomplish this, and so broke the work down into a album, Fingerprince, and this single. The edition was copies with no artwork.
About 10 of these were later hand decorated One Day - Genesis - Gigantes Del Pop Vol. 24 (Vinyl, LP, Album) 8 colours with felt tip pens, packaged in modified Santa Dog '78 sleeves and sent to people who had been waiting more than 2 years for their Third Reich 'N' Roll Collectors Box.
The Ralph Records re-release was a limited edition of copies on Pink vinyl and clear plastic sleeves. Or cause a country boy to cook A carrot or a cake But don't forget the feelings Of a friend are hard to fake. Wanda Wanda where you went and Tell me what'd you take? I took the tongue of Philip Jung And left it in the lake.
But, my dear, I think I fear That you had lost your way. Cause scrambled eggs, Cause scrambled eggs, Love And Heart Ache - Horace Andy - The Best Of Horace Andy (Vinyl, LP) all he'd let me bake.
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Coming after the delicious but abrasive "Third Reich 'N Roll", this album demostrated a complete change in the Residents' sound. The songs are mush easier to listen to than the previous albums, and are an example of the minimalistic, but highly experimental sound that they would feature for much of the next two decades, and more.
The album begins with the eerie You Yesyesyesa song that sticks in my head long after each listen. Of particular note is Godsonga biblically accurate depiction of the Christian version of the god, with hilarious lyrics like: God never really did like man anyway At least not after they started walking aroundOn their hind leg s And talking on the telephone Of course poor God's point of view wasn't easy now to understand He had invented man from dead things At that time there were no grave yards to rob So He had been forced to use dead worms, some sea weed That had laid out on the beach for quite a while.
But the best song is the hypnotic Walter westinghousefrom the above mentioned "Babyfingers" EP. This is a wonderful, weird, electonic piece, containing a bizarre conversation between Walter Does he dig tunes? That's the thing with Album) Residents - you either love 'em or hate 'em. It's also the only tune with drums other than percussion on the 18 minute 'Six Things to a Cycle. It's off key and deliberate from the first note. Off key and off kilter but played with conviction and utterly absorbing throughout.
It leaves me bewildered every time. A continuously entertaining disc from the masters of the psychotic and unbalanced. Dense in sound but playful and stupid at the same time. I love it! God knows what any of it means - the lyrics are completely mental, but it's a truly great album and should be heard by anyone looking for something VERY different.
But at any length it's a somewhat schizophrenic effort, as might be expected from a group of such loveable nut jobs, with contrasting musical faces looking in two very different directions. The shorter songs anticipate the "Duck Stab" sessions and the much later "Commercial Album" of twisted pop music mutations "March de la Winni" and "Bossy" each clock in at almost exactly sixty seconds.
It's a chance to hear The Residents unburdened by any heavy thematic baggage, with the best examples "Godsong" is a personal favorite somehow managing to be funny, affecting, and oddly thoughtful all at once, Album). The flipside of the original LP, devoted entirely to the multi-part, minute "Six Things to a Cycle", belongs in a different asylum altogether. The piece was supposedly composed as a modern ballet score, and showed The Residents flexing their compositional muscles not unlike the pound weakling in a vintage Charles Atlas bodybuilding ad.
The band wasn't as much fun when their collective thinking caps were screwed on so tight, but the full opus sounds more effective in retrospect, despite an obvious instrumental debt to FRANK Des Mots Qui Sonnent - Céline Dion - 3 CD Originaux (CD, Album) lots of tuned percussion, so forth. It may in fact be the best example of their esoteric "Theory of Phonetic Organization", looking forward to the masterful soundscapes of the "Eskimo" album a few short years later.
In the meantime their primitive musicianship was showing signs of improvement, as well as their recording skills. Bottom line: it's a lopsided album, providing a fascinating glimpse of The Residents in transition, just prior to donning their iconic eyeball-head tuxedos.
You Yesyesyes opens the album with quirky synths and toy trumpets. Home Age Conversation has oddball warblings on vocals, and repeated keyboard phrases.
Godsong is very weird, phased vocals chant and a rhythm of dissonant synths and brass try to make sense of it. The short ones follow with instrumental March De La Winniand minimalist chanting Bossy andone minute movies really signalling the forthcoming "Commercial Album" in that was all songs less than a minute like a bunch of ads.
Its amazing what you can slot into one minute; Residents are masters of this. Tourniquet Of Roses has a jazzy sound, agonising brass, tortured synth and strangled vocals. Melon Collie Lassie has more thin vocals and a deep rumbling bass synth that reminds me of the Residents albums to follow in the 80s. The real highlights of the EP are Flight Of The Bumble Roach, which is a manic demented voice over a rumbling and monotonous synth sequencer.
This is highly experimental but all the more endearing as a stand out. Walter Westinghouse is an excellent track, perhaps the best on the whole album, and the Louisiana accent is a feature and lyrics making fun of Elvis; a target of The Residents along with The Beatles. This is an 8 minute song so has a lot of various sections. There's whispering, clinking, deep synths, loud strange nasal vocals, minimalist instruments, unnerving melodies, dark nursery rhymes, quirky humour, nonsensical lyrics and various characters; sounds like a Residents song to me.
The last two minutes are almost unlistenable. It starts with innocent birds and percussion, then a scream that unnerves you. Lots of bells and tinkerings follow, and I am already totally lost and we still have 15 minutes to go. The bells tinker away for quite a while and are joined by odd chants.
This is like an endurance test until we get to an ascending droning noise; a melancholy sound. It sounds like hitting glasses filled with levels of water with a triangle striker, and a sad synth played in another room somewhere. After a while this lengthy piece is too much for the ears and I am well and truly over it before the 10 minute mark. It ends with a repeated synth brass motif and it just goes on and on ad infinitum. Overall this album is very inconsistent with some great moments and others you wish had not made it to the final cut.
It is what it is and like most Residents albums is a hit and miss affair.
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