Sunday, September 13, 2009
The Residents - The Beatles Play the Residents and The Residents Play the Beatles
rushomancy, Rate Your Music:
"Great, groundbreaking work by the Residents from the "Third Reich and Roll" era. The first side, "Beyond the Valley of a Day in the Life", is a very early plunderphonic-style work, and is as well-executed, if not quite as meticulous, as some of John Oswald's work in this field. The B-side has the Residents covering "Flying", apparently because it was the only Beatles composition to be credited to all four members, but even aside from that it's a good choice for them, as it's a nice, underrated number. It's not as totally impressive as the A-side, but this I think is mostly because they've done plenty of other stuff in the same vein as it, whereas the A-side is the most fully realized example of that aspect of their work. In any event, a must-listen single."
1. "Beyond The Valley Of A Day In The Life" - (3:54)
2. "Flying" - (3:24)