Greetings fellow Rez compulsives, we (and The Residents) hope all is well and your third eye remains well squeegeed! Won't keep you - our eyeball pals just wanted you to have the attached MP3, a recent construction charting the evolution of their classic 'Satisfaction' single. It'll also be given away to newbies signing up to this mailing list but, y'know, as you've been around a while The Rez wanted you to have it first. Sweeeeeet.
It's been noted elsewhere (the liner notes for 'Leftovers Again?!?' if memory serves) that The Residents spent an unprecedented amount of time perfecting the sound they were looking for on 'Satisfaction'. Seriously, over twenty versions exist (mostly not great), in comparison to a couple at most when it comes to other key tunes. Nobody really remembers why, but here are some hand-picked highlights. Oh, and because THEY thought it was hilarious they've called it '(The Residents Spend Six Minutes) Searching For Satisfaction'. They should be so lucky.
Meanwhile, The Rez move forward, continuing to be in several places at once. As we speak, 'Wormwood' and 'Warning: Uninc' have just been released on vinyl, the 'Triple Trouble' movie and soundtrack are both in the can, a Residents encyclopedia is in the works and more pREServed releases are being pieced together. Rumour is 'So Long Sam' has been revisited by the group recently too, and there are suggestions of more concert bookings covering at least three different projects (OK, two and a half). So, y'know.... keepin' busy.
So if you didn't get the message with the mp3, sign up for the mailing list !