During the recording of their ‘Metal, Meat And Bone’ album,
wherein The Residents produced their own versions of songs originally recorded by Alvin Snow, aka Dyin’ Dog, the group found themselves experiencing a number of peculiar and unexplainable sensations. Call them what you will – impulses, cerebral interferences or just good old vibes – this was nothing new for The Residents, but what was unusual was the group’s developing belief that these sensations may have been spiritual resonances reaching them from whichever plain the long-lost Snow now inhabits.
Intrigued, The Residents began to actively open themselves up to whatever was happening, and slowly but surely ideas for songs, lyrics, melodies and rhythms the group could neither explain nor claim entirely as their own began to appear in their collective thoughts. And so this collection of songs inspired by Alvin Snow and those peculiar vibrations came into being. This isn’t Alvin’s music, but it is music which couldn’t possibly exist without those original Dyin’ Dog recordings, and without the journey they took The Residents on.
So The Residents play Alvin, and somehow Alvin, it seems, plays The Residents. We’ll never know for sure what went on during those recordings sessions, but here is all the evidence we need that some special happened. Equal parts pan-dimensional projection and group exorcism. Or, perhaps, just the collective hallucinations of a bunch of guys who partied too hard in the seventies and could do with getting out more. Either way, The Residents hope you’ll enjoy.
The Residents – Metal, Meat & Bone – Six Songs Inspired by Dyin’ Dog
€39,99 – €89,99
The Residents – Metal, Meat & Bone
Six Songs Inspired by Dyin’ Dog – Special Edition
The Residents brand spankin’ new upcoming album, soon to be available in 3 different collector’s editions!
Metal Edition – €89,99
Clear plastic cover, screen printed on front and backside! The Record comes in a deformed aluminum sheet with embossed Psychofon Stamp. The thick aluminium cover holds the record plus a large Alvin Snow insert on 300g paper. Hand-numbered and strictly limited to 100 copies on silver and black swirl vinyl.
Meat Edition – €69,99
Straight from the butcher to your plate…fresh meat for your hungry brain! The 12“ is sealed and dated for freshness (freshness may vary) in meat-packaging plastic, and comes in a clear plastic sleeve and a “butcher paper white” LP cover. Also included is an 11“ foldout 200g paper cover insert and a wooden cutlery set–napkin included! The package is hand-numbered on a super cool “supermarket” pricing sticker on a separate clear plastic sleeve. Only 100 copies, on red and white swirl vinyl.
Bone Edition – €39,99
The Bone Edition is the third beauty, and completes the set. This brown, clear sienna, white splatter pressing really has the appearance of a cross-section slice of bone! The record comes in a thick glossy foldout cover. This Edition is hand-numbered on the black inner sleeve. Like the others, only 100 copies exist!
Official Release Date: 10 July 2020
Pre-sale begins 1 July 2020
Street date 10 July.
Shipments to the United States, Australia and New Zealand are at this moment still not allowed. But fear not! You can still order, and we will ship it to you as soon as the restrictions are lifted!
Metal Edition, Meat Edition, Bone Edition