A Different Nature for 03-22/21: The Residents Revisited

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KBOO
Air date: 
Mon, 03/22/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
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An encore broadcast of a show from 2014, featuring Avant Garde legends The Residents, recording on the occasion of their 40th anniversary (and KBOO's 45!), and also featuring an interview with Residents' 'artistic director' Homer Flynn, who confirms the long held notion that KBOO was the first radio station to 'break' their music:

KBOO-FM was the first known radio station to air The Residents' music in 1973, with then-program director William Reinhardt befriending the group and promoting them heavily on his program The Radio Lab. KBOO was also the home of Barry "Schwump" Schwam, whose "Frog Opera" fascinated the group and led them to sign Schwump as the first outside artist on their label Ralph Records.

In 1977, Reinhardt hosted a Residents-themed radio festival on KBOO, during which he aired The Residents' then-unreleased demo tapes The Warner Bros. Album and B.S. in their entirety. This broadcast is thought to be the source of the bootlegs of these demos, which circulated among collectors and on the internet for many years until their official releases in 2018 and 2019.

It's a fun show and worth hearing again for not only its historical significance, but also a good overview of the music of The Residents for those unfamiliar.

Original episode hosted by Erin Yanke and Rich L.

 

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    8:00
    Artist
    The Residents' Combo de Mecanico
    Song
    High Horses Part 1
    Album
    High Horses
    Label
    Ralph America
  • Time
    8:00
    Artist
    Richard Francis
    Song
    "You are about to cross... THE BORDER"
    Album
    A Different Nature
    Label
    KBOO
  • Time
    8:01
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Boots
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:04
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Numb Erone
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:06
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Guylum Bardot
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:06
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Breath And Length
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:07
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Consuelo’s Departure
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:09
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Smelly Tongues
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:11
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Satisfaction
    Album
    Satisfaction B/W Loser = Weed
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:15
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Constantiople
    Album
    Duck Stab
    Label
  • Time
    8:18
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Six Things to a Cycle: Part 1
    Album
    Fingerprince
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:22
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Six Things to a Cycle: Part 2
    Album
    Fingerprince
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:23
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Six Things to a Cycle: Part 3
    Album
    Fingerprince
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:25
    Artist
    Rich & Erin & Homer Flynn
    Song
    Back announce / Interview, pt. 1
    Album
    KBOO
    Label
  • Time
    8:36
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    The Festival of Death
    Album
    Eskimo
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:46
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    A Spirit Steals a Child
    Album
    Eskimo
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:55
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Easter Woman
    Album
    Commercial Album
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:56
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Perfect Love
    Album
    Commercial Album
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:57
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Picnic Boy
    Album
    Commercial Album
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:58
    Artist
    Rich & Erin & Homer Flynn
    Song
    Back announce / Interview, pt. 2
    Album
    KBOO
    Label
  • Time
    9:10
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Diskomo
    Album
    Diskomo
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:18
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    In San Francisco
    Album
    V.A.-Subterranean Modern
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:20
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Dumbo, The Clown (Who Loved Christmas)
    Album
    V.A.-Subterranean Modern
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:22
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Would We Be Alive?
    Album
    Intermission EP
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:27
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Intro: Live At The Apollo
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:28
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    I’ll Go Crazy
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:30
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Try Me
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:31
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Think
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:33
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Harry The Head
    Album
    Freak Show
    Label
    Torso
  • Time
    9:36
    Artist
    Rich & Erin & Homer Flynn
    Song
    Back announce / Interview, pt. 3
    Album
    KBOO
    Label
  • Time
    9:45
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Burn, Baby, Burn
    Album
    Roadworms
    Label
    Ralph America
  • Time
    9:48
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Demons Dance Alone [Radio Edit]
    Album
    Demons Dance Alone
    Label
    Euro Ralph
  • Time
    9:52
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    The Bunny Boy
    Album
    The Bunny Boy
    Label
    Santa Dog Records
  • Time
    9:54
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Wonderful
    Album
    Demons Dance Alone
    Label
    Euro Ralph

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    8:00
    Artist
    The Residents' Combo de Mecanico
    Song
    High Horses Part 1
    Album
    High Horses
    Label
    Ralph America
  • Time
    8:00
    Artist
    The Residents' Combo de Mecanico
    Song
    High Horses Part 1
    Album
    High Horses
    Label
    Ralph America
  • Time
    8:00
    Artist
    Richard Francis
    Song
    "You are about to cross... THE BORDER"
    Album
    A Different Nature
    Label
    KBOO
  • Time
    8:00
    Artist
    Richard Francis
    Song
    "You are about to cross... THE BORDER"
    Album
    A Different Nature
    Label
    KBOO
  • Time
    8:01
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Boots
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:01
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Boots
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:04
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Numb Erone
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:04
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Numb Erone
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:06
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Guylum Bardot
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:06
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Guylum Bardot
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:06
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Breath And Length
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:06
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Breath And Length
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:07
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Consuelo’s Departure
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:07
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Consuelo’s Departure
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:09
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Smelly Tongues
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:09
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Smelly Tongues
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:11
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Satisfaction
    Album
    Satisfaction B/W Loser = Weed
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:11
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Satisfaction
    Album
    Satisfaction B/W Loser = Weed
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:15
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Constantiople
    Album
    Duck Stab
    Label
  • Time
    8:15
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Constantiople
    Album
    Duck Stab
    Label
  • Time
    8:18
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Six Things to a Cycle: Part 1
    Album
    Fingerprince
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:18
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Six Things to a Cycle: Part 1
    Album
    Fingerprince
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:22
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Six Things to a Cycle: Part 2
    Album
    Fingerprince
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:22
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Six Things to a Cycle: Part 2
    Album
    Fingerprince
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:23
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Six Things to a Cycle: Part 3
    Album
    Fingerprince
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:23
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Six Things to a Cycle: Part 3
    Album
    Fingerprince
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:25
    Artist
    Rich & Erin & Homer Flynn
    Song
    Back announce / Interview, pt. 1
    Album
    KBOO
    Label
  • Time
    8:25
    Artist
    Rich & Erin & Homer Flynn
    Song
    Back announce / Interview, pt. 1
    Album
    KBOO
    Label
  • Time
    8:36
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    The Festival of Death
    Album
    Eskimo
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:36
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    The Festival of Death
    Album
    Eskimo
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:46
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    A Spirit Steals a Child
    Album
    Eskimo
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:46
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    A Spirit Steals a Child
    Album
    Eskimo
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:55
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Easter Woman
    Album
    Commercial Album
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:55
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Easter Woman
    Album
    Commercial Album
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:56
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Perfect Love
    Album
    Commercial Album
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:56
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Perfect Love
    Album
    Commercial Album
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:57
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Picnic Boy
    Album
    Commercial Album
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:57
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Picnic Boy
    Album
    Commercial Album
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:58
    Artist
    Rich & Erin & Homer Flynn
    Song
    Back announce / Interview, pt. 2
    Album
    KBOO
    Label
  • Time
    8:58
    Artist
    Rich & Erin & Homer Flynn
    Song
    Back announce / Interview, pt. 2
    Album
    KBOO
    Label
  • Time
    9:10
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Diskomo
    Album
    Diskomo
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:10
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Diskomo
    Album
    Diskomo
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:18
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    In San Francisco
    Album
    V.A.-Subterranean Modern
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:18
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    In San Francisco
    Album
    V.A.-Subterranean Modern
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:20
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Dumbo, The Clown (Who Loved Christmas)
    Album
    V.A.-Subterranean Modern
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:20
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Dumbo, The Clown (Who Loved Christmas)
    Album
    V.A.-Subterranean Modern
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:22
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Would We Be Alive?
    Album
    Intermission EP
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:22
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Would We Be Alive?
    Album
    Intermission EP
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:27
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Intro: Live At The Apollo
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:27
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Intro: Live At The Apollo
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:28
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    I’ll Go Crazy
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:28
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    I’ll Go Crazy
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:30
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Try Me
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:30
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Try Me
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:31
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Think
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:31
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Think
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:33
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Harry The Head
    Album
    Freak Show
    Label
    Torso
  • Time
    9:33
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Harry The Head
    Album
    Freak Show
    Label
    Torso
  • Time
    9:36
    Artist
    Rich & Erin & Homer Flynn
    Song
    Back announce / Interview, pt. 3
    Album
    KBOO
    Label
  • Time
    9:36
    Artist
    Rich & Erin & Homer Flynn
    Song
    Back announce / Interview, pt. 3
    Album
    KBOO
    Label
  • Time
    9:45
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Burn, Baby, Burn
    Album
    Roadworms
    Label
    Ralph America
  • Time
    9:45
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Burn, Baby, Burn
    Album
    Roadworms
    Label
    Ralph America
  • Time
    9:48
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Demons Dance Alone [Radio Edit]
    Album
    Demons Dance Alone
    Label
    Euro Ralph
  • Time
    9:48
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Demons Dance Alone [Radio Edit]
    Album
    Demons Dance Alone
    Label
    Euro Ralph
  • Time
    9:52
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    The Bunny Boy
    Album
    The Bunny Boy
    Label
    Santa Dog Records
  • Time
    9:52
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    The Bunny Boy
    Album
    The Bunny Boy
    Label
    Santa Dog Records
  • Time
    9:54
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Wonderful
    Album
    Demons Dance Alone
    Label
    Euro Ralph
  • Time
    9:54
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Wonderful
    Album
    Demons Dance Alone
    Label
    Euro Ralph

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    8:00
    Artist
    The Residents' Combo de Mecanico
    Song
    High Horses Part 1
    Album
    High Horses
    Label
    Ralph America
  • Time
    8:00
    Artist
    Richard Francis
    Song
    "You are about to cross... THE BORDER"
    Album
    A Different Nature
    Label
    KBOO
  • Time
    8:01
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Boots
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:04
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Numb Erone
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:06
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Guylum Bardot
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:06
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Breath And Length
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:07
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Consuelo’s Departure
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:09
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Smelly Tongues
    Album
    Meet The Residents
    Label
  • Time
    8:11
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Satisfaction
    Album
    Satisfaction B/W Loser = Weed
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:15
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Constantiople
    Album
    Duck Stab
    Label
  • Time
    8:18
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Six Things to a Cycle: Part 1
    Album
    Fingerprince
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:22
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Six Things to a Cycle: Part 2
    Album
    Fingerprince
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:23
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Six Things to a Cycle: Part 3
    Album
    Fingerprince
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:25
    Artist
    Rich & Erin & Homer Flynn
    Song
    Back announce / Interview, pt. 1
    Album
    KBOO
    Label
  • Time
    8:36
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    The Festival of Death
    Album
    Eskimo
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:46
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    A Spirit Steals a Child
    Album
    Eskimo
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:55
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Easter Woman
    Album
    Commercial Album
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:56
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Perfect Love
    Album
    Commercial Album
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:57
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Picnic Boy
    Album
    Commercial Album
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    8:58
    Artist
    Rich & Erin & Homer Flynn
    Song
    Back announce / Interview, pt. 2
    Album
    KBOO
    Label
  • Time
    9:10
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Diskomo
    Album
    Diskomo
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:18
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    In San Francisco
    Album
    V.A.-Subterranean Modern
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:20
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Dumbo, The Clown (Who Loved Christmas)
    Album
    V.A.-Subterranean Modern
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:22
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Would We Be Alive?
    Album
    Intermission EP
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:27
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Intro: Live At The Apollo
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:28
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    I’ll Go Crazy
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:30
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Try Me
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:31
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Think
    Album
    George & James
    Label
    Ralph Records
  • Time
    9:33
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Harry The Head
    Album
    Freak Show
    Label
    Torso
  • Time
    9:36
    Artist
    Rich & Erin & Homer Flynn
    Song
    Back announce / Interview, pt. 3
    Album
    KBOO
    Label
  • Time
    9:45
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Burn, Baby, Burn
    Album
    Roadworms
    Label
    Ralph America
  • Time
    9:48
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Demons Dance Alone [Radio Edit]
    Album
    Demons Dance Alone
    Label
    Euro Ralph
  • Time
    9:52
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    The Bunny Boy
    Album
    The Bunny Boy
    Label
    Santa Dog Records
  • Time
    9:54
    Artist
    The Residents
    Song
    Wonderful
    Album
    Demons Dance Alone
    Label
    Euro Ralph

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