Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Residents - Not Available (1978)


This is one of the strangest and most interesting recordings in rock history, which speaks volumes coming from one of the strangest and more interesting bands in rock history. Not Available used what was referred to as "the theory of obscurity" (which called for the album to not be released until its makers literally forgot about its existence). It is said to be, questionably, the Residents' second recorded album (in 1974, only to be released in 1978 after utilizing "the theory of obscurity"). A highly underrated and forgotten achievement in the Residents' body of work, Not Available is such an incredible recording to experience that it simply and truly cannot be classified as being like another. While the Residents have experimented within the confines of rock throughout their entire careers, with the exceptions of Eskimo, The Commercial Album, and God in Three Persons, this album achieves like no other. A surreal rock opera resulting in an incredibly weird circus of sound, it is one that simply must be heard to be believed.

* Trying a new file-share service today. Lemme know if it gives you any problems. Seemed pretty simple and no wait times. hfigurine@hotmail.com


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mp3 - 320kbps

rar - 81mb


Bonus: The Residents - Freakshow Comic Book

I meant to release this w/ the Freakshow cd a few posts back but totally forgot to add it. Here it is! (no special viewer needed, each page is a jpeg image).

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rar - 17mb

25 comments:

Brad said...

Thanks for the classic Residents material! The new download service worked just fine for me. I'll let you know if it gets buggy.

H. said...

Thanks for the comment and the info brad. Much appreciated. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

lol - Zshare is the absolute best! Have no worries, mate, you've chosen well. Thanks for what you do.

Anonymous said...

dwnload went perfect! so good to see this posted!

Nick said...

Downloading from zShare was fine.

I never know with the Resident whether I like them or not. I always seem to come back for more though

Cheers

H. said...

Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated!

Nick: LOL! Sounds like you're a fan to me! I find ppl either love or hate them, but either way they gotta hear it! I've recently added a bunch of Residents albums to my list also. Just gotta update. :)

Anonymous said...

Obrigado por "not Available".
Braga.Lisboa.PT

Tom Cora said...

Thanky you very much for this comic...

Mrs Blast said...

Many thanks for this. Like a previous commenter (commentator?) I never know with the Residents whether I like them or not.

Jorz said...

Another Residents album! Thanx again! J. P.S.: I can’t download any of the ‘paylesssofts’ stuff…

Sermo said...

Hm, basically a fan of music and not much a fan of cartoons, I still thought I gotta have this... because it comes from the Residents. Thanks for the post

strangefruit said...

Haven't heard the Residents since just out of college (circa 1980).. Thanks for the blast from the past!

Anonymous said...

thanks, i've always wondered about this one, now i'll know.......

Festus Von Gunsmoke said...

Thanks so much for posting this! This sounds far better than any other LP or CD version I've owned -- what a treat!

gottlieb said...

yes, this is a nice post. thanx. i have some more recent original cds by The Residents, if you or someone is interested. i can up FLAC, too.

Anonymous said...

FLAC! Who wouldn't be interested?

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the Residents! =)

--JDT

Anonymous said...

"not Available" fits the response I've gotten attempting to download.

Anonymous said...

"not Available" fits the response I've gotten attempting to download.

Anonymous said...

"not Available" fits the response I've gotten attempting to download.

Angry Samoan said...

Not Available, indeed!

Anonymous said...

Not Avaialable - my first ever Residents record.Been looking for it for months.Thank you!

Sr. Olmos said...

dead link

Anonymous said...

Like the title, the link is Not Available. Haha! Anyway, a good day to you sir. It's one of my favourite Residents album which I have on vinyl.

Best Mole

Sabrina said...

Not available )':