Living in a temporary autonomous zone, the residents spend their days dealing with small lunatic plots, quixotesque farces and rimbaudian delusions.
Live performance from American art rock collective The Residents. Recorded in Germany in the summer of 1999, The Residents play a selection of songs in which they give their unique take on the Bible and its many stories.
Vilaeiha is the story of the families of the Iranian's army leaders in 1986. Aziz is a 50 years old woman who enters the Villas complex with her grand children. Elyas is a driver who when comes here, all become tension that maybe he brings bad news about the army leaders who fight in the front lines. After a while Cima who is Aziz' daughter-in-law comes to take her children away with her.
The compilation was released in 1987 and contained all of the video material they had made during the 1972-1986 period, with the exception of The Mole Show and Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats? which were excerpted. Some of the videos are now available on the DVD Icky Flix. Sadly, This Is A Man’s Man’s Man’s World and Earth VS Flying Saucers, which happen to be two of my favorite pieces in this set weren’t included.
Avant-Garde music and experimental group The Residents, offering 56 videos based on the original 40 Commercial Album songs. Features the 4 original One-Minute Movies including 10 new videos from The Residents, 56 One-Minute Movies and an Interactive Maze Interface.
Icky Flix is the title of a combined DVD and CD set released by the band The Residents as part of their 30th anniversary celebration in 2001. Where the DVD featured the videos and both original and re-recorded versions of the songs, the CD featured a number of the newly recorded highlights.
The classic avant garde masterpiece, now re-mixed in 5.1 surround sound. This DVD realizes the version of Eskimo that The Residents originally visualized back in 1979. Features 25 minutes of additional material (Easter Eggs.) When the Residents first released ESKIMO in 1979, it was well known that the inspiration for the album originated with actual Intuit field recordings made by the group's mentor, The Mysterious N. Senada. What has not been known until this time, is that Mr. Senada was also an amateur photographer, and, along with the tapes of Eskimo chanting, dogs howling and wind, were two undeveloped rolls of film! Now they are synchronized to the remixed music!
Theory of Obscurity tells the story of the renegade sound and video collective known as The Residents…a story that spans 40 years and is clouded in mystery. Many details surrounding the group are secret, including the identities of its members. They always perform wearing masks and costumes, which is part of their magic. At its heart, this story is about perseverance and chasing your dream. The Residents never caved to convention. They never compromised. They’ve followed their muse for decades and thousands of fans have hung on for the ride. Along the way they’ve also inspired many people to be weird, take chances and find their own voice.
The Residents have enjoyed many attachments over the years, but none more unique than "Bunny." Their relationship flourished in the 70's when Bunny's eccentric ideas often pointed the group in unexpected directions, but Bunny eventually grew distant and his appearances at the El Ralpho Studios declined. Then, after a lapse of several years, a video tape arrived in the mail.
The story of the Talking Light piece is basically that of an older man who questions, not only decisions he made as a teenager, but also if the events he remembers from that time happened at all. "A dead infant clutching a ring with an inscription the teenager cannot read" is the stuff of dreams. The following stories in the show may or may not shed light on the inscription. Questions remain unanswered. The Residents study death, not as a horrific end, but as the ultimate question that we all ask while wondering if any of it is even real. Recorded April 16, 2011 at Bimbo's in San Francisco
This documentary is a history of The Residents hosted by Penn & Teller. It contains excerpts from most of their videos and some are in their complete form. It also contains the complete "Don't Be Cruel" video, their performance of "From the Plains to Mexico" and "Teddy Bear" on Night Music, and other TV appearances.
Satirical drama about the residents of a suburban English street, including a racist bully, a single mum who works on a phone-sex line, a gay couple, a pair of spaced-out students, a cross-dressing teenage boy and a newly arrived family from hell.