KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Ode To Gravity: The Residents: A 10 Year Retrospective, 3 of 4

Analog Audio

Event Type
Interview and Music
Program Series
Ode To Gravity
Program Length
180 min
3 of 4
1980-04-01 | broadcast
| 1980-04-01 | created
One of the most dynamic groups in avant-garde rock music is San Francisco’s own, The Residents, an underground ensemble which has been composing anonymously since 1970. KPFA celebrates a decade of music by The Residents with this special three hour extravaganza hosted by Charles Amirkhanian and featuring Snakefinger (frequent guest artist with The Residents) and Jay Clem (promotion director for the group’s label, Ralph Records). In this program you will hear selections from their music on the Ralph Label, including what was the first broadcast of their 12”, 45 rpm. disco arrangement of the title track from The Resident’s smash hit album “Eskimo”; it’s called “Diskomo” and it’s a killer! Don’t miss “Bach is Dead”, “The Electrocutioner”, “Constantinople”, “Santa Dog”, and much, much more. This is the group that was Punk before Punk, and No Wave before New Wave. Although the identity of the actual members of The Residents has remained a secret, you’ll hear every wacky minute of their greatest hits from their first ten years, (as well as other music on the Ralph label), on this program. Don’t miss it! (from KPFA Folio)
Popular music
Musical Selections
Boots / The Residents -- Numb Erone / The Residents -- Guylum Bardot / The Residents -- Breath And Length / The Residents -- Consuelo's Departure / The Residents -- Smelly Tongues / The Residents -- Smelly Tongues / Snakefinger -- Diskomo [excerpt] / The Residents -- (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction / The Residents -- Laughing Song / The Residents -- Loser (congruent) Weed / The Residents -- The Electrocutioner / The Residents -- Santa Dog ‘78 / The Residents
Rock music
Funding for the preservation of this program made possible through a grant by Save America’s Treasures, a program of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.