Meet The Residents - A listening club for avant pop band The Residents - Week 13 God in Three Persons

Just realising I only got one listen to this last week. It sounds like I’ll not be getting much out of TBB so hopefully I can revisit it this week

Hey you never know - you might be one of the nightmares that love it - musically it’s fine in fact some parts are positively filthy - especially the guitar licks - but the vocals are dire/obnoxious/distracting

Kind of enjoying this tbh! On Gotta Gotta Get and it’s reminding me of this so much

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Yeah it’s not for me personally - the vocals are just too much for me :smiley:

I’ll relisten to it though for the sake of sticking to my guns and I’ve just popped it on

If you want more info this is the final album of the Mole Trilogy despite being part 4 the 3rd part never came out - the whole concept fell apart early and think this was just thrown out there for the heck of it. The Big Bubble are the most popular band in chubb culture since the introduction of the Mole People

While it’s not something I’ll ever reach for when I just want something inoffensive in the background, I actually quite enjoyed this. I think critical to that has been you fleshing out the context of the album and why it is what it is, coming to it totally clueless would have been a struggle I think.

I love Gotta Gotta Get and Cry for the Fire, specifically the last part of that track which is really beautiful

‘Cry For The Fire’ is deffo the one I go back to - it’s the best song on there by a considerable margin


#13 God in Three Persons [1989]

More of a musical play/narration ‘God in Three Persons’ story is as follows (from wiki)

The album is the story of a Colonel Tom Parker-type character called Mr. X, who finds a pair of conjoined twins who have miraculous healing powers. He convinces them to let him manage their careers, touring them as holy healers and conducting services during which they cure the masses. Mr. X begins to lust after the “female” twin, then realizes that the twins’ sexes are fluid rather than fixed. When he discovers that the twins are far more worldly than he had believed, and therefore less under his control, he plots a vicious rape in which he severs the connection between the two, splitting them forever. In the denouement, he realizes that his feelings for the twins were not being imposed on him by the twins, but came from within himself.

The story is narrated in the first person by Mr. X. He is accompanied throughout by instrumental music and sung commentary by Laurie Amat, who acts as a “Greek Chorus” (and sings the opening credits on the first track).

I love this record - deffo one of my favs - but given the narration style vocals its not for everyone