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RZ General Board / On The Topic of Interviews
« Last post by moleshow on April 17, 2018, 01:53:13 pm »
you ever notice how rz-related interviews always seem to be conducted by these... really kind of bumblebutt kinds of hosts? they always seem to get Cryptic mixed up with The Residents and never seem to move beyond the first 5 albums. it's bothersome.

i guess that's why the BOGcast was so appealing. it's one of those things that, regardless of potential for success, i think something like it should be brought back. (now, personally, if i had the proper recording equipment and so on, i'd lend myself to such a task... but that's for another day.)

anyone else agree or am i just shaking my fist at clouds ad infinitum and ad nauseum?
I'll be at both the Chicago shows!
Any other buddys wanna meetup before the show?
two words: i died
really though, WOW! what a setlist! what a SHOW! the sights and sounds.

it's loud as all hell but in the most wonderful way. cha-cha is really bouncy and adorable.

also the merch is top notch, 10/10 buy or die.

shenanigans occurred too but they aren't currently relevant. if you miss this tour... hoo BOY will you be sore about it. so dont do it. dont miss it.
I got back from San Francisco this morning where I... didn't see the shows.  I was there, and I heard a chunk of the second one, but was called into unofficial service more than usual.  Which is fine and I wouldn't change it up any (other than having more information from the start so that I could be more efficient in my planning).

I usually help out at the merch stand before and after the show, and can be a runner for random needs ("get some tape!"  "change these twenties into fives and tens!"  "holy crap watch the booth while I fight this interdimensional demon!").  I attend several shows, so my rule is usually to watch the first show and any where the merch stand is well separated from the audience area.  Otherwise I'll probably stay near the merch because I've already seen the show and I'm more into visiting with friends anyway.

San Francisco had some interesting things going on.  The merch stand was kind of separated, but not really.  Mama Ralph was there, and I hardly got to see her the last time, so that leaned me towards missing the performance.  And the biggest one was the new merch guy.  His name is Rob and he's great, but the first few nights are going to be hectic for anyone, so it made more sense for me to stay nearby.

The door into the performance space was right in front of the merch stand, and on the second night the venue wanted to open it to facilitate airflow.  I was by myself at the stand at the time (Rob and Mama were doing a resupply from the bus) so the venue asked me if it was okay.  I was like "sure" because I want the audience to be comfortable, but also it meant I would get to see a little bit of the show if I craned my neck.

The very few moments I saw are making me really excited about finally seeing the show properly when it gets to the east coast.  TOUR WHY YOU TAKE SO LONG TO GET HERE?
Hmmm....New Jersey to the middle of Brooklyn and back on a Sunday night?  Ugh.  Haven't missed a tour in many years so I'll probably do it.
Certainly looks interesting. Makes me wonder what kind of following the Rezzies have in Japan.
XXX Residents - Attack of the Killer Black Eyeball

Album Title: Attack of the Killer Black Eyeball
Artist: XXX Residents
Release Year: 2009

Purchase Links: | | Tower Records (JP only)
(I don't usually explicitly say this but... you may be able to listen to some songs on Youtube if you find them)

Alright, enough of the safe Ralph selections for our album club! Time to get a bit more crazy... and yet still definitely Residential. Obviously this isn't an actual Residents album so it'll never be Project of the Week, so let's discuss it here!

Have you heard of this strange Japanese Residents remix album before? If not, why not try giving it a listen? It might not exactly be the kind of music most people who come to a Residents forum are exactly searching for, but hey, it's easier to tap your foot to this than the wind.

Do you have a recommendation for the next Fine Flower we should discuss? Private message me the album info as well as your own introduction to the album and maybe it'll be the next one we talk about?!
Songs for Swinging Larvae is definitely an interesting one. It's definitely very weird and wacky, but there's something about it that sets it apart from The Residents and other Ralph weirdness. Overall, I still think I like Arabic Yodeling more than Larvae, but this album definitely has some great songs. I obviously have to mention "Is Guava a Donut?" in particular. That song speaks to my soul somehow. It is insanely well made, catchy, and somehow personal and weird all at the same time. I really dig it. It sounds like a fake conversation I'd come up with in my head.

This is definitely a great album. It transports you to this very surreal world, which means it isn't one that I can just listen to any day of the week, but when I do listen to it I really love it and find new things to appreciate every time.
The Residents have an international following.

They have 101,000 fans on Facebook alone.

There is no way you’d ever get an accurate estimate on a question like this. Well, maybe if you were a lucky guesser. My best guess is there are 700,000 people who would call themselves Residents fans.
RZ General Board / How many Residents fans do you think there are worldwide?
« Last post by Saint_Alfonso on February 26, 2018, 08:04:35 pm »
I was trying to figure out exactly how large the Residents fanbase is. They have around 24 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify, and 9,000 followers on Twitter, but I think they might have a larger audience than that. (Okay, maybe not MUCH larger, but still...)

Some of their songs on youtube have hundreds of thousands of views, but since people listen to songs multiple times and some listeners might just be curious outsiders and not dedicated fans, that may not be a great tool for estimation. But I still think the Residents fan base has to be a bit larger than we give it credit for - maybe somewhere in the range of 25-40 thousand people?

Being able to find their total album sales would be helpful to predict it - I'm sure Cryptic has that information somewhere on file, but I don't think any of it is public. It would also nice to know if the fanbase is growing, and how quickly. 

Does anyone have any other information on this?
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