THE RESIDENTS: A Sight for Sore Eyes, Vol. 1, by Aaron Tanner
*** Not our book! In honor of Bazillion Points’s early roots within the Residents sphere, we are pleased to offer limited copies of this first lavish look at Res-history from our colleagues at Melodic Virtue (publishers of BUTTHOLE SURFERS: What Does Regret Mean? and PIXIES: A Visual History, Vol. 1. ***
“It’s astounding to me how ahead of their time they were.”—Danny Elfman
“The greatest music ever recorded by anthropomorphic human eyeballs”—”Weird Al” Yankovic
• Limited edition of 1500 copies
• 9″ x 9″ hardcover, 356 pages
• Includes a black vinyl 7″ record of the unreleased Not Available-era track “Nobody’s Nos”
The Residents: A Sight for Sore Eyes, Vol. 1 is a fully authorized visual history with rare and unseen photos, artwork, and other ephemera. Melodic Virtue has been given unprecedented access to The Cryptic Corporation’s archives to create a limited edition coffee table book covering everything from their beginnings in San Mateo up to The Mole Show.
The book also features an introduction by Les Claypool (Primus) and exclusive quotes from Danny Elfman, Paul Reubens, John Linnell (They Might Be Giants), “Weird Al” Yankovic, Andy Partridge (XTC), Penn Jillette, Eric Drew Feldman (Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band), Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers), Aaron Freeman (Ween), James McNew (Yo La Tengo), Zach Hill (Death Grips), Eric André, David J (Bauhaus), Cedric Bixler-Zavala (The Mars Volta), Josh Freese (The Vandals), Rob Crow (Pinback), Dan Deacon, Don Preston (The Mothers of Invention), Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten), JG Thirlwell, Blaine L. Reininger (Tuxedomoon), Sam Coomes (Quasi), David Janssen and Brian Poole (Renaldo and the Loaf), and many more!
“Many of the book’s contents are things I’d hoped to find inside, but nearly as many are treasures I didn’t know I’d been missing.”—Dangerous Minds
“The book is a pantheon of performance royalty.”—Print