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Band Name Origins:

  • When the unnamed band sent their first demo tape to the Warner Brothers label, it was returned and addressed to "Residents" at their address. Submitted by: Bill M.
  • The band sent an anonymous demo tape to an executive at Warner Brothers in 1972, hoping for a recording contract. The tape was returned later by mail, addressed to "The Residents" at the return address. Hence, a band was born! Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Stupid Band Names:

  • They all wear eyeball helmets for heads. Who'd want to sell a home to these freaks? Submitted by: Peter Dick

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Constantinople""Stuck Watching Oprah"Abbott Skelding
"Harry The Head""Barry And Ned"Agrimorfee
"Demons Dance Alone""Please Fix Your B.O."the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Make Me Moo""Mean As Gru (The Minion Parody)"Matthias
"My Work Is So Behind""The Residents Stop Selling Out"Agrimorfee
"The Commercial Album""The Residents Sell Out (Part 6)"Agrimorfee
"The Commercial Album""The Residents Sell Out (Part 5)"Agrimorfee
"The Commercial Album""The Residents Sell Out (Part 4)"Agrimorfee
"The Commercial Album""The Residents Sell Out (Part 3)"Agrimorfee

There are additional song parodies available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Motel Residents
The Motels combined with The Residents
Submitted By: Ed
The Residents Of The United States Of America
The Residents combined with The Presidents Of The United States Of America
Maybe all PUSA's members are already moonlighting in the Residents?
Submitted By: neptunevsmars

Misheard Lyrics:

"The Simple Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
We are simple
You are simple
Like this simple tune
Original Lyrics:
We are simple
You are simple
Life is simple, too

Band Name Anagrams:

Shed Interest Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Shined Street Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Needs Tithers Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Dinette's Hers Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
The Tiredness Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Super Short Pop Songs:

"The Commercial Album" Length: 32 songs with lyrics, each 1 minute in length.
Experimental band The Residents actually recorded 40 songs of this length, under the pretense that a pop song is essentially that length once you strip away repeated choruses and interludes.
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

The band has been performing since 1972 (on stage, in video, on recordings), yet have never publicly revealed who actually is in the band. In all public appearances, the "band" wears bizarre masks and costumes and only "speak" through their representatives.
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

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