Mole Box: The Complete Mole Trilogy (6CD)

The Residents

of discs
6
Stock Status (?)
In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Electronic, Experimental
Label
Cherry Red
Released
April 5, 2019

Format: Compact Disc

£28.39

 

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The Complete Mole Trilogy (Expanded) - three studio albums, a live album, plus previously unreleased studio material and a complete unreleased live recording plus 20 unreleased tracks! Almost three hours of previously unreleased Residents music!. The entire unreleased and legendary Uncle Sam Mole Show. Previously unreleased 25 minute instrumental mix of Mmark Of The Mole'. Previously unheard live-in-the-studio recordings, including the classic 1976 single 'Satisfaction'. Live-in-the-studio performances, demos, unissued tracks, rehearsal room recordings, live material and more - deep insight into the seminal trilogy!

Between 1981 and 1985 The Residents embarked on what would become the infamous, ultimately incomplete 'Mole Trilogy'. Intended to tell the story of two colliding cultures - the Moles and the Chubs - via the mediums of narrative storytelling and recreations of the music of those societies, the project took the band into unchartered musical territory, into the concert halls of the USA and Europe for the first time and, legend has it, to the brink of collapse.Produced with The Cryptic Corporation using archival tapes supplied by The Residents themselves, this set presents, for the first time, all known recordings related to the 'Mole' saga - namely the albums "Mark Of The Mole", "The Tunes Of Two Cities" and "The Big Bubble", as well as live recordings, unreleased material, rehearsal room recordings, alternate mixes, demos and a selection of recordings which may or may not comprise part of the legendary, unreleased Part Three of the trilogy. A significant leap, both sonically and conceptually, from their 1970s work, the "Mole Trilogy" proves to be the link between the freewheeling, avant-garde leanings of The Residents' early material and the concept-driven, electronically produced music they would explore in the latter half of the 1980s and beyond. Packed with almost three hours (by our count) of previously unreleased music, this set is a must-hear for fans of San Francisco's most infamo

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Key Value
Catalogue number NRTBOX010
Barcode 5013929361034
Number of items 6
Packaging type Clamshell
Imported No
Weight 202g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Voices Of The Air -
2. The Ultimate Disaster -
3. Migration -
4. Another Land -
5. The New Machine -
6. Final Confrontation -
7. Voices Of The Air (Live In The Studio) -
8. The Ultimate Disaster (Live In The Studio) -
9. Migration (Live In The Studio) -
10. Another Land (Live In The Studio) -
11. The New Machine (Live In The Studio) -
12. Final Confrontation (Live In The Studio) -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Serenade For Missy -
2. A Maze Of Jigsaws -
3. Mousetrap -
4. God Of Darkness -
5. Smack Your Lips (Clap Your Teeth) -
6. Praise For The Curse -
7. The Secret Seed -
8. Smokebeams -
9. Mourning The Undead -
10. Song Of The Wild -
11. The Evil Disposer -
12. Happy Home -
13. Open Up -
14. Anvil Forest -
15. Scent Of Mint -
16. Smack Your Lips (1982 Rehearsal) -
17. Song Of The Wild (1982 Rehearsal) -
18. Happy Home (1982 Rehearsal) -
19. God Of Darkness (Live In The Studio) -
20. Smack Your Lips (Live In The Studio) -
21. The Secret Seed (Live In The Studio) -
22. Happy Home (Live In The Studio) -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Sorry -
2. Hop A Little -
3. Go Where Ya Wanna Go -
4. Gotta Gotta Get -
5. Cry For The Fire -
6. Die-Stay-Go -
7. Vinegar -
8. Firefly -
9. The Big Bubble -
10. Fear For The Future -
11. Kula Bocca Says So -
12. Jingle Bell -
13. Untitled -
14. Kula Bocca (2-Track Demo) -
15. Die-Stay-Go (2-Track Demo) -
16. Cry For The Fire Sketch -
17. The Big Bubble (Live, 1986) -
18. Hop A Little (Live, 1986) -
19. Cry For The Fire (Live On Norge Tv Nrk) -
20. Die-Stay-Go (Live In San Francisco, 2011) -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Voices Of The Air -
2. The Secret Seed -
3. "Welcome…" -
4. The Ultimate Disaster -
5. "Rather Flashy…" -
6. God Of Darkness -
7. "Mole Style…" -
8. Migration -
9. Another Land -
10. "That’s All We Need…" -
11. The New Machine -
12. "A Real Complicated Ending…" -
13. The Song Of The Wild -
14. Final Confrontation -
15. “we Had To Borrow Money From Our Parents…” -
16. Satisfaction -
17. Happy Home -

Disc 5

Track Listing — Disc 5

Song Title Time
1. Voices Of The Air -
2. The Secret Seed -
3. "Good Evening…" -
4. The Ultimate Disaster -
5. "Those Were Four Songs…" -
6. God Of Darkness -
7. "More Religion…" -
8. Migration -
9. Shorty’s Lament (Intermission) -
10. Smack Your Lips -
11. "We're In Chub Land…" -
12. Another Land -
13. "Things Are Going Fairly Well…" -
14. The New Machine -
15. "A Giorgio Moroder Scene…" -
16. The Song Of The Wild -
17. The Final Confrontation -
18. The Singing Resident Needs Something -
19. Satisfaction -
20. Happy Homea -
21. The Star Spangled Banner -

Disc 6

Track Listing — Disc 6

Song Title Time
1. Motm Mix One Concentrate -
2. Lights Out (Prelude) -
3. Shorty's Lament -
4. The Moles Are Coming -
5. Would We Be Alive? -
6. The New Hymn -
7. Another Another Land -
8. Now It Is Too Late -
9. Going Nowhere -
10. From Mom1 -
11. Satisfaction (Live In The Studio) -
12. Marching To The We -
13. Would We Be Alive (Live 2005) -
14. Marching To The Sea/Intermission (Live 2013) -