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The Residents

Metal, Meat & Bone: The Songs of Dyin’ Dog


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The Residents have been making entertainingly obscure music for over 40 years now and it seems there is no stopping their creative energies. Their latest in a long line of notoriously innovative and avant-garde releases is Metal, Meat & Bone, purportedly a re-interpretation of songs by forgotten bluesman Alvin Snow, aka Dyin’ Dog… or is it?    

It’s possible these are re-imaginings of the Residents’ own songs, culled from pre-Residents demos, which have been resurrected and re-done in The Residents’ trademarked mysterious and oddball fashion. Either way, these tracks are as deliriously delightful as they are demented and cacophonous, and sound like a mashup of Tom Waits’ swampy blues and Nick Cave murder ballads. An acquired taste for sure but ultimately scrumptiously delicious! (

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