THE RESIDENTS Über Alles – Third Album ‘THIRD REICH AND ROLL’ Is 45

22 February 2021

Band: THE RESIDENTS
Who: Mask eccentrics from San Francisco,
operating on planet earth since 1965.

Album: THE THIRD REICH ‘N’ ROLL – 3rd LP
Released: 22 February 1976 – 45 years ago

What: (Only) two songs mashing-up tons of 60s pop hits.

1. YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY – with schizophrenic snippets of “Der Twist beginnt” / “Land of a Thousand Dances” / “Hanky Panky” / “A Horse with No Name” / “Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love)” / “The Letter” / “Psychotic Reaction” / “Little Girl” / “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” (sung in German – first James Brown sample ever used) / “Talk Talk” (The Music Machine) / “I Want Candy” / “To Sir, with Love” / “Telstar” / “Wipe Out” / “Heroes and Villains” / Hitler Was a Vegetarian

2. 96 TEARS – with wacko fragments of “Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)” / “96 Tears” / “It’s My Party” / “Light My Fire” / “Ballad of the Green Berets” / “Yummy Yummy Yummy” / “Rock Around the Clock” / “Pushin’ Too Hard” / “Good Lovin'” / “Gloria” / “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” / “Sunshine of Your Love” / “Hey Jude” / “Sympathy for the Devil”

AllMusic: “Technically the third album from the group, though released as a follow-up to Meet the Residents, this 40-minute assault on the music of the ’60s follows Picasso’s dictum of all artists killing their (aesthetic) fathers. Two side-long medleys of songs both classic (“Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”) and obscure (“Telstar”) are destroyed, deconstructed, mangled, spat on, spit out, ground up, and injected with gleeful humor. If there’s any concept here, it’s that the brain-numbing catchiness of pop music was fascism in disguise, keeping teenyboppers docile while selling them rebellion, hence the cover art of a gestapo-uniformed Dick Clark holding a carrot.”

Full album…

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