Interview Roundup: The Residents

People sometimes like to joke about The Residents. “Play their records to get your overstaying guests to leave” and such. They’re willfully weird, tauntingly transgressive, aggressively amelodic. Or so goes the conventional wisdom. They may indeed be some or all of those things at times, but they’re also exemplars of the outré, avant garde approach to multimedia, pioneers in combining visuals and music in the quest to create something truly original.

They’re famously anonymous and inscrutable. Yet I’ve interviewed them (or, perhaps I should say, their spokesmen) no less than four times. I’m a fan.

oh, and lots of reviews here.