Thursday, September 12, 2013
The Residents - Stars & Hank Forever: The American Composers Series, Vol. II (1986)
The Residents turn songs by country music legend Hank Williams and The March King John Philip Sousa into Residents songs, meaning that they're played mainly on synthesizers and sung by someone who sounds like he's probably committed a murder or two. Just as disturbing and excellent as it sounds. Their churning, elusive, ghostly take on Williams' "Jambalaya" is particularly mesmerizing.
1. Hey Good Lookin'
2. Six More Miles (To the Graveyard)
4. Ramblin' Man
7. Kawa-Liga (Praire Mix) (bonus)
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun
On the bayou