Oct 24, · DVD features the 4 original One-Minute Movies including 10 new videos from The Residents, 56 One-Minute Movies and an Interactive Maze Interface. There are several modes of "play" on the DVD, the tracklist below is the complete list of all 1/5(1). Act Of Being Polite Film Director – Bill Domonkos: Loneliness Film Director – The Residents: Red Rider Film Director – Casey Stockdon: End Of Home Film Director – The Residents: Birds In The Trees Animation – Rich Shupe Film Director – Steven Cerio: Troubled Man Animation – The Residents Film Director – Leigh /5(8). The Commercial Album is another manifestation of The Residents' whimsical relationship with pop music and their interest in music about music. The album is a collection of forty one-minute commercial songs -- their very own personal Top 40, or perhaps a collection of one .
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date November, Imagination Revolution. Track Listing. Easter Woman. The Residents. Perfect Love. Picnic Boy. End of Home. Japanese Watercolor. Die in Terror. Red Rider. My Second Wife. Suburban Bathers. Dimples and Toes. The Nameless Souls. Love Leaks Out. Act of Being Polite. The original 4 clips were put together by the Residents known as 'One Minute Movies' and introduced me to their style at an early age.
Those clips are here and are the true highlights. At times the music may resemble a kids toy dinky piano or a glockenspiel, at other times there is a dark wall of sound or low synthesizer with a real atmosphere of doom and gloom. Nothing is as it seems and none of the songs are related to each other, rather you hear a whole swag of snippets of songs.
The images are often unrelated to the lyrics, and very little is coherent. The album sounds like a sampler but these are the entire songs. The result is you just start enjoying the song and it ends abruptly without fanfare or apology. This is not as bad as it sounds because in contrast the songs you don't like are so short that it doesn't really matter. The DVD to this album is a real curiosity piece but does not hold up to repeated viewings due to the nonsense on each clip.
The brain cannot make sense of it and unless you decide Act Of Being Polite - The Residents - Commercial DVD (DVD) watch this doped up to the hilt, I guarantee the clips will soon become tiring.
However the first viewing is a real treat and compelling viewing. The Intro to the whole thing begins with a train whistle and an image of a locomotive barrelling towards us, and then a series of Cryptic Corporation logos. The Act Of Being Polite - The Residents - Commercial DVD (DVD) psychedelic music begins adding to the high strangeness and all the guest artists are listed and we then launch straight into the trippiest series of music clips ever!
I can only describe them as I see them so here's my unedited notes on each clip. You can take what you want from these notes. It really is a feast of one unsettling bizarre image package after another. Some clips created by The Residents, others created by guest artists. Handful of Desire - a bad way to start the barrage of clips.
The rudest clip of the lot - the skin flick clip that's not to be shown to minors, miners or minotaurs. We see three images of headless nude people. In the middle a girl stripped down who reveals a hideous face. The other two frames show a male slapping the salami - blech!
Woops, the girl just showed her puppies. And there's a giant banana that comes down - subtle it aint! Troubled Man - Residents created this clip. The song grows on you with a nice little melody. The clip features an old man looking at the mirror which morphs unsettling reflections back and upsets him.
The Nameless Souls - Ty Bardi's clip of a male marionette who finds a female marionette - you can guess the rest though the kiss is less than convincing. I like the song "she was just uncaring I was just a stranger Is that Molly singing?
Birds In the Trees - A song over stuffed with shrilly sfx and a nasty deep vocal performance. Can't figure this one out at all. I think a bird may have appeared In Between Dreams - a very bass heavy sound especially on keyboards that stab down without subtlety.
Another Instrumental with a non-sensical clip. Margaret Freeman - Who is she? We will never know. We see a shadowy scenario with a claymation figure of grotesque proportions - that's her I guess. The Norman Bates' mummy look-a-like smiles evilly - dang this is weird, my heart is thumping hard now. Act of Being Polite - disturbing song and sonic bass is awesome. Blurred images, disturbing animationfingers wrapping up a person's brain, blood drips down the screen, old images of a house are haunting.
The original clip featured the eyeball Resident in top hat draped over a girl, exhausted from his escapades. We see an animated heart crushed and grinded down. Another tale of unrequited love. My Second Wife - Who knows what happened to the first Residents created this clip again. An animated swarm of bees flying around through the night sky and through houses where swordfishes hang on walls.
The instrumental is weird and ethereal, even featuring a crowd cheering. The clip also features Act Of Being Polite - The Residents - Commercial DVD (DVD) TV, a cigar, creepy female face morphing sardonically. Are we having fun yet? The Talk of Creatures - this is as silly as it gets both song and clip.
A minimalist approach again. The costumed maniacs on the clip are laughing at us for watching this bizarreness. Loneliness - a real fan favourite as it's a good song about isolation or alienation. The clip features a taxi driver, he watches a light that magnifies his close up face. Love Is Troubled Man La La Loneliness Nice Old Man The Talk of Creatures Fingertips In Between Dreams Margaret Freeman The Coming of Crow Shut Up Shut Up And I Was Alone We're A Happy Family The Sleeper Boy In Love Diskomo Jailhouse Rock Hit The Road Jack The Residents appear to have attempted a Reductio ad absurdum ploy here to break down the constituent parts of pop music so that they are revealed as products in the builder's yard.
They protest too much. The Residents would not exist as a viable entity were it not for the platform afforded to them by popular music, as how else could we reference their work against what it purports to deconstruct? Hey check this out guys, it's a piss-take of that funeral procession music they use on Neptune!? Despite these niggles, what is presented on Commercial Album if taken on its own merits, is yet another intriguing installment of some of the most bizarre and 'uneasy listening' you are ever likely to encounter.
The percussion has almost a 'toddler banging on Mum's Tupperware' effect and there is a playful and childlike element to the Residents that sits uncomfortably beside its sinister and darker elder sibling. It's practically impossible to tell you what these tracks sound like as it would be like asking Sherlock Holmes to provide a description of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. So as glib as the following may appear, they are sincere testament to what the contents do suggest, at least to me.
For those with an adventurous spirit and a receptive set of ears, this record contains a bounty of unknown pleasures and more. I could end the review there as I have just described the album. But there is a lot to offer on this conceptual array of soundwaves. You may question whether they are songs, but if not what the heck are they? When is a song not a song?
There is music, there are lyrics but it's unlike anything you will ever hear - perhaps early Devo meets Kraftwerk on acid. Before I go further I must apologise for repeating a lot of this info on My Commercial DVD review as its the same album with visuals but here we go.
The Residents' 'Commercial Album' is a experiment, ahead of its time in many ways, where every track was designed to run for a whole minute with a few seconds to spare, to emulate the feel and style of a commercial. Fast moving, no nonsense, quirky music, with little verses, Act Of Being Polite - The Residents - Commercial DVD (DVD) complement the surreal sounds is the order of the day.
The original 4 clips were put together by the Residents known as 'One Minute Movies' and introduced me to their style at an early age. Since then I have been quite fascinated with their music and in particular the one minute tracks.
Having watched the Commercial DVD featuring all these songs in a different order for some crazy reason only known to the band themselves, I must confess I am more a fan of the music then the visuals, although the two may be inseparable. The visuals are disturbing and unsettling on the senses and not at all pleasant, whereas the music is innovation and inspiring to the Nth degree.
At times the music may resemble a kids toy dinky piano or a glockenspiel, at other times there is a dark wall of sound or low synthesizers with a real atmosphere of doom and gloom, Act Of Being Polite - The Residents - Commercial DVD (DVD). Nothing is as it seems and none of the songs are related to each other, rather you hear a whole swag of snippets of songs.
The album sounds like a sampler but these are the entire songs. The result is you just start enjoying the song and it ends abruptly without fanfare or apology. This is not as bad as it sounds because in contrast the songs you don't like are so short that it doesn't really matter. To say that The Residents are an acquired taste is an understatement, as the music almost parodies itself and does not try to emulate the standard song structure, leaving little room for refrains or choruses, the whole thing is just a concept using some form of music to hang it on as a framework for some twisted thematic concept.
Not everything works but as a whole its quite an experience albeit a morose one. The highlights of the album are as follows in no particular order: Troubled Man - The song grows on you with a nice little melody. The Nameless Souls - I like the song lyrics "she was just uncaring I was just a stranger I was just uneasy what else could I do, we were just the nameless Souls that sit inside, wishing that we were someone on the outside, wishing that we were the ones on the outside, wishing that we weren't the ones who were stuck.
Amber - cool melody - Is that Molly singing? Birds In the Trees - A song over stuffed with shrilly sfx and a nasty deep vocal performance. In Between Dreams - a very bass heavy instrumental especially on keyboards that stab down without subtlety. Act of Being Polite - disturbing song and sonic bass is awesome. My Second Wife - Who knows what happened to the first The instrumental is weird and ethereal, even featuring a crowd cheering.
Loneliness - a real fan favourite as it's a good song about isolation or alienation. Die In Terror - sounds nasty by the title but really a morbid minimalist attack on a form of music, the lyrics are inaudible, thankfully.
Suburban Bathers - The music is sweeping and sporadic, very child like. Medicine Man - Intermittent beat and irregular metrical shifts highlight this instrumental. And I Was Alone - This is an instrumental highlight with excellent music, very eerie.
Tragic Bells - Lots of chimes with song lyrics "Tragic Bells are ringing for me Ups and Downs - The music is compelling with off kilter strangled singing. I like the zaps at the end.
It seems to collapse. Less Not More - heavily percussive and surreal sound.
Feb 10, · Film Director – The Residents: Nice Old Man Film Director – Geert Vandenbroele: Moisture Film Director – Graeme Whifler, The Residents: Loneliness Film Director – Fabrice Fouquet: Medicine Man Film Director – Andrew Koehler: The Simple Song Film Director – Eun-Ha Paek: Act Of Being Polite Film Director. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release, Mute is releasing Commercial Album on CD in a special perfect bound book with lyrics and screen shots, as well as a groundbreaking companion DVD, complementing and completing the project with an amazing collection of 56 one-minute films based on the original 40 songs from the album. Jan 25, · Tracks to from the original LP Commercial Album (Ralph Records, ). All other material written, performed and produced Tracks to , , to , to , and to previously unreleased. The unlisted track is a collage of radio adverts for Commercial Album.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Residents' 'Commercial Album', a collection of 56 one-minute films based on the original 40 'Commercial Album' songs are presented. Synopsis. Die "Commercial"-DVD enthält 56 einminütige Kurzfilme von insgesamt 42 Regisseuren und Künstlern, die thematisch auf den 40 Songs des Albums faharderimarneusobisecocontge.cos:
Four second Teasers for the Tour and DVD Release; Note: This was sold as a "DVD single" and came supplied in a slimline CD jewel case with double-sided faharderimarneusobisecocontge.co DVD also contains an extended slide show advertising Residents DVDs accompanied by a piece of music we guess must be called Pickle. 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 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 Residents Commercial DVD is nothing short of amazing. 42 songs, each only one minute long (inc. two songs not included on the Commercial Album .
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Residents' 'Commercial Album', a collection of 56 one-minute films based on the original 40 'Commercial Album' songs are presented. Synopsis. Die "Commercial"-DVD enthält 56 einminütige Kurzfilme von insgesamt 42 Regisseuren und Künstlern, die thematisch auf den 40 Songs des Albums faharderimarneusobisecocontge.cos: The Residents Commercial DVD is nothing short of amazing. 42 songs, each only one minute long (inc. two songs not included on the Commercial Album .
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