Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Thoughts On The Residents*

Rick Nielsen Big fan.

Robin Zander Confuses them with The Replacements and throws tantrums when corrected.

Tom Petersson “Wow, what an uncool question. So uncool of you to ask me about that.**”

Bun E. Carlos “Listen, I dunno if that shit is pussy shit or fag shit, but I’d fuck up the motherfucker who put that shit on my record player. Goddamned unnatural.***”



*Guest post by Cheap Trick

**In my head, Tom Petersson is a Mean Girl.

***Bun E. Carlos is Billy, and you know that, and you’ve always known that.


  1. JES

    My wife just had to come in and check on me because I was laughing so hard.

    Well done, you.

  2. JES

    The #1 and #2 songs at the end of the article here . . . . . . are the ones I have learned that I can slip onto playlists for “normal” people and sometimes get them by without comment. Well, other than Southern Accent comments about the singer, but I have gotten those aimed at myself through the 30+ years I’ve lived up north, so I just ignore those . . .

  3. michael Debruin

    You can never come down.

  4. Luther Von Baconson

    Of course there is

    • JES

      Dang, they even got the 12-string bass!

      Always very high on my covet list.

      See also Chapman Stick.

  5. dj5000000

    Had the pleasure of meeting and greeting the Trick at one of those record-store appearances a few years back. Señor Carlos was still with the band at that time and yeah, I got a very Billy vibe from him.

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