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THE RESIDENTS Daydream B-Liver

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"Daydream B-Liver" was released by The Residents' Fan Club UWEB in 1991. It's an assortment of music from the years 1971 to 1991. The oldest material is a recording of a live show at The Boarding House in '71. The Residents were assisted by Snakefinger for the event. Then there is three tracks from the "Stars & Hank Forever" sessions that were not used on the original album. "Daydream In Space" was recorded by the band especially for this compilation. It is a nod to Sun Ra and Barry White. "Dog Glue" is an unused snippet from the "Baby King" music used on "The King And Eye". The 1990s are represented by music from the "Freak Show" and "Cube E" sessions, including a live rehearsal for a German TV show. The song that gives the album its title (apart from it being part B of "Liver Music") is a cover version of The Monkees' hit single of the (nearly) same name. As a bonus, we have included the "Special Almost Dance Mix" of "Hit The Road Jack", a song that The Residents recorded in 1987 as a follow-up to "Kaw-Liga". This version has previously never been available on CD. Comes with a new front cover by Pore No Graphics. Keywords: Charles Bobuck, Randy Rose. Tracklist: 1. Daydream in Space 2. Dog Glue 3. Hit The Road Jack (Special Almost Dance Mix) 4. Dear Brother 5. Pictures Of Life's Other Side 6. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 7. A Live Radio Broadcast 8. The Boarding House 9. King Kong 10. All Tha' Freaks 11. From The Plains To Mexico 12. Wistful Break 13. Burning Love 14. Daydream Believer. Price: € 18,-/copy incl worldwide shipping.

Originally released in 1991 Day Dream B-Liver was somewhat an odds and ends release from The Residents. Bringing together a selection of unreleased tracks from the project over three separate decades 1980s, 1970s, and 1990s. And surprisingly for this type of thing, it is wholly enjoyable, consistent, and worthy venture, which nicely highlights the different sides of the projects sound - going from the quirky and filmantic, onto the early wonky and primal, though for the more pop bound-yet-still odd. So, of course, it makes perfect sense to reissue this. (...) In conclusion Day Dream B-Liver is a rewarding, splendidly odd, and mostly compelling compilation of rare Residents material. I would go as far to say you could play this release to a newbie, and it works as a good primer/introduction to the very distinctive and truly one-off world of The Residents.
(Musique Machine, September 2017)