THE RESIDENTS Released Mind-Expanding Musical ‘NOT AVAILABLE’ 40 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

26 January 2018

BAND: THE RESIDENTS

ALBUM: NOT AVAILABLE

RELEASED: 27 January 1978 – 40 years ago!…

ALL MUSIC wrote: “This is one of the strangest and most interesting recordings in rock history, which speaks volumes coming from one of the strangest and more interesting bands in rock history. Not Available used what was referred to as the theory of obscurity (which called for the album to not be released until its makers literally forgot about its existence). It is said to be, questionably, the Residents’ second recorded album (in 1974, only to be released in 1978 after utilizing “the theory of obscurity”). An underrated and forgotten achievement in the Residents’ body of work, Not Available is such an incredible recording to experience that it simply and truly cannot be classified as being like another. While the Residents have experimented within the confines of rock throughout their entire careers, with the exceptions of Eskimo, The Commercial Album, and God in Three Persons, this album achieves like no other. A surreal rock opera resulting in an incredibly weird circus of sound, it is one that simply must be heard to be believed.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: After all these years I still have no clue about who these weird eyeballs really are and I actually don’t want to know as it would spoil the mystery. The Residents are classical avant-garde wackos, telling unearthly stories while producing soundtracks on Mars, their favorite planet. Although they’re more accessible than so-called intellectual critics want you to believe. Just try these aliens and discover their fascinating universe. Switch off the TV, turn off your smart-phone, ignore social media and open your mind for this ‘NOT AVAILABLE’ musical, right here, right now. A surreal journey sounding like Mozart on LSD, sounding like their very own Space Odyssey. Step into their eccentric galaxy…

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