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1. A band you don't know about.

2. They are allegedly from Louisiana where the four, maybe even five at first, allegedly met in the 60's in high school. They decided to go west for San Francisco, but their truck broke down and they ended up in San Mateo.
In 1971, the group sent their album "The Warner Bros. Album" to Harve Halverstadt at Warner Bros. He didn't enjoy it too much and sent it back, but becuase the band did not include a name, he sent it back to "Residents", and they adopted it as their name.
The Residents have been around for a long time and have produced many albums. They are a great band that focus on being artistic and experimenting with new technology.
1. Kid A: Do you know who The Residents are?
Kid B: Aren't they those people with the eyeballs who make shitty music?

2. Kid A: Why don't many people know of The Residents?
Kid B: More than likely because they are different.
by Michael A. S. July 15, 2005
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The greatest band no one has ever heard.
Four consistent decades of high rated albums and short films really speaks for itself.
Seriously, go listen to The Residents.
Sure, their albums are harder to find than Jimmy Hoffa's first lay, but that's no excuse!
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The best band you’ve never heard about.

_The Residents_ are an _American_ art collective best known for their avant-garde music and multimedia works. Since their first official release, Meet the Residents, the group has released over sixty albums, numerous _music_ videos and short films, three CD-ROM projects, and ten DVDs. Throughout the group's existence, the individual members have ostensibly attempted to operate under anonymity, preferring instead to have attention focused on their art _output_. Much outside speculation and rumor has focused on this aspect of the group. In public, the group appears silent and costumed, often wearing _eyeball_ helmets, top hats and tailsβ€”a long-lasting costume now recognized as its signature iconography. In 2017, Hardy Fox, long known to be associated with the Residents, identified himself as the band's co-founder and primary composer; he died in 2018.
Kid A: dude! Have you listened to _the residents_?
Kid B: nah, is it good?
Kid A: Hell yeah its good!
Kid B: _alright_ i guess I’ll listen
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