Charles Bobuck – Bobuck Plays the Residents


Charles Bobuck – Bobuck Plays the Residents
14 Tracks

Standard Edition – €34,99: Light Blue vinyl, limited to 100 copies
Collector’s Edition: Multicolor Splatter vinyl, limited to 73 hand numbered copies

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Available for the first time ever on vinyl, Psychofon Records presents Bobuck Plays The Residents, a 14-track collection of Residents covers performed by one of The Residents. “How is that a cover, then?” you may be asking…to which we reply: It just is. Buy or die.

Yes, strange. First writing music as one entity, then returning to the same material as a different entity and writing new arrangements. But it is actually kind of fun too. Truthfully I tried redoing a lots of different pieces. I found it to be harder than I thought. I really wanted this album to sound familiar but not too familiar. I think I pulled that off. I have always liked writing arrangements for music by other people, so why not redo some of my own tunes? -HF


1. 44
2. Hello Skinny
3. Skratz
4. Teddy
5. Boxes Full Of Armageddon
6. Wolverines
7. Commercial Suite
8. Innser Space
9. The Sleeper
10. Betty
11. Mental Decay
12. The Whispering Boys
13. Kill Him!
14. I Hate Heaven


The whole idea of a songwriter covering their own tracks may seem a little odd, unusually, and possible pointless. But the thing that makes this work is that Bobuck never sang any of the originals, which of course where mostly sung in that distinctive  showy-to-unhidged southern US voice by Randy Rose, aka Mr Skull, aka The Singing Resident. By his own omission in the albums liner notes Bobuck admits he has a ‘feeble & wavering’ voice. And this along with his often drastically different musical re-take of The Residents songs make this album so rewarding. (…) Really each of the tracks managers to reinvent the originals in such a  dramatic manner, that often you’ll have to second check what track it’s meant to be. (…) This is the second post Resident’s release from Bobuck I’ve been impressed with this year, so I do very much look forward to hearing what more he has to offer-up in 2017.

(Musique Machine, December 2016)

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