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The Residents - Duck Stab / Buster & Glen album

The Residents - Duck Stab / Buster & Glen album Performer: The Residents
Title: Duck Stab / Buster & Glen
Style: Leftfield, Experimental
Date of release: 1978
Country: US
Size MP3: 1522 mb
Size FLAC: 1134 mb
Rating: 4.9
Format: MP2 WMA VOC APE MOD TTA ADX

Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen, later renamed as just Duck Stab, is the fifth studio album by The Residents, released in November 1978. It is named after the first side of the album, Duck Stab!, a seven-song EP released earlier in 1978 featuring shorter songs similar to the first side of Fingerprince. Buster and Glen, the B-side of the album, was intended to follow Duck Stab! presumably in early 1979.

Duck Stab, Buster & Glen was released the following November, and was later renamed as simply Duck Stab. The album was as big a success. Duck Stab started life in February, 1978, as a seven-song EP. It featured songs sung clearly, with understandable (if nonsensical) lyrics - a first for The Residents. The EP was a runaway success, selling out the first pressing very quickly. The band had to press more, which for them was very unusual. Unfortunately, the sound quality of the EP was poor because The Residents had tried to squeeze sixteen minutes of music onto the record.

Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen is the fourth (or fifth) album by The Residents. Released on Ralph in November 1978, Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen contains Duck Stab!, a seven-song EP released earlier in the year, as well as Buster & Glen, originally intended as a follow-up EP. Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen started life in February 1978 as a seven-song EP entitled Duck Stab!, which featured songs sung clearly, with discernible (if surreal) lyrics, similarly to the first half of their previous album Fingerprince.

Duck Stab/Buster & Glen" is one of The Residents albums that I looked forward to hearing after listening to a heap of others that alternate from plain ridiculous to ingenious. This one is hailed as one of their best so it was one I had to indulge in. it opens with 'Constantinople' with that nasal twang on all earlier albums "here I come Constantinople". Okay, it is not too bad, next is creepy weirdness in 'Sinister Exaggerator' and it is perhaps only for true addicts of this band being so oddball. Electrocutioner' ends the album with some really creepy music and as the song builds up there is the musical definition of an electrocution. Not an album to be played at funerals.

8 months ago. is the cover art a dig to dr. john's 1968 'gris gris' ?

Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen is an album released in 1978 by The Residents. It is often called Duck Stab!, after Duck Stab!, a seven-song EP released earlier in 1978 featuring shorter songs similar to the first side of Fingerprince. Buster and Glen was intended to follow Duck Stab!, but instead was the B-side of LP with the former release as the A-side. The 1995 Euro Ralph CD reissue of the album included Duck Stab! and Buster and Glen as two separate 3" mini CDs, marking the first and only time where the latter has been presented as a standalone EP as originally intended

Tracklist

Duck Stab
Constantinople
Sinister Exaggerator
The Booker Tease
Blue Rosebuds
Laughing Song
Bach Is Dead
Elvis And His Boss
Buster & Glen
Lizard Lady
Semolina
Birthday Boy
Weight-Lifting Lulu
Krafty Cheese
Hello Skinny
The Electrocutioner

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RR0278 The Residents Duck Stab / Buster & Glen ‎(LP, Album, Gre) Ralph Records RR0278 US 1978
RR0278 The Residents Duck Stab / Buster & Glen ‎(LP, Album, RP, Yel) Ralph Records RR0278 US 1978
RR0278 The Residents Duck Stab / Buster & Glen ‎(LP, Album, RP, TP) Ralph Records RR0278 US 1980
RR0278 The Residents Duck Stab / Buster & Glen ‎(LP, Album, RE, RP, Yel) Ralph Records RR0278 US 1985
ESD 80052, rESiDe 3 The Residents Duck Stab ‎(CD, Album, RE) East Side Digital, East Side Digital ESD 80052, rESiDe 3 US 1987
rESiDe 3 The Residents Duck Stab ‎(CD, Album, RE, 1st) East Side Digital rESiDe 3 US 1987
ESD 80052 The Residents Duck Stab ‎(CD, Album, RE, 2nd) East Side Digital ESD 80052 US 1987
ESD 80052 The Residents Duck Stab ‎(CD, Album, RE, 3rd) East Side Digital ESD 80052 US 1987
TORSO CD 406 The Residents Duck Stab ‎(CD, Album, RE, DAD) Torso TORSO CD 406 Netherlands 1987
TORSO CD 406 The Residents Duck Stab ‎(CD, Album, RE, PDO) Torso TORSO CD 406 Netherlands 1987
RZ87524, RR-87524 The Residents Duck Stab ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Ralph Records, Ralph Records RZ87524, RR-87524 US 1987
RR87521, RZ-87521 The Residents Duck Stab ‎(LP, Album, RE) Ralph Records, Ralph Records RR87521, RZ-87521 US 1987
Torso 40006, 40006 The Residents Duck Stab ‎(LP, Album, RE) Torso, Torso Torso 40006, 40006 Netherlands 1987
RR87521, RZ-87521 The Residents Duck Stab ‎(LP, Album, RE, Red) Ralph Records, Ralph Records RR87521, RZ-87521 US 1987
CD 007, CD 008 The Residents Duck Stab / Buster & Glen ‎(2xCD, Mini, Album, RE, RM) Euro Ralph, Euro Ralph CD 007, CD 008 Europe 1995
CD 007, CD 008 The Residents Duck Stab / Buster & Glen ‎(2xCD, Mini, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Euro Ralph, Euro Ralph CD 007, CD 008 Europe 1995
BOM22023 The Residents Duck Stab, Buster & Glen ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Bomba Records BOM22023 Japan 1997
ESD 81262 The Residents Duck Stab ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) East Side Digital ESD 81262 US 1997
8-702 The Residents Duck Stab ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) ArsNova 8-702 Russia 2000
000141 The Residents Duck Stab ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) G. & P. Essential Music 000141 Russia 2000
LP 035 The Residents Duck Stab! ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Euro Ralph, Cryptic Corporation LP 035 Germany 2005
LP 035 The Residents Duck Stab ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Red) Euro Ralph LP 035 Europe 2005
LP 035 The Residents Duck Stab ‎(LP, Album, RE, TP, W/Lbl) Euro Ralph LP 035 Germany 2005
LCDSTUMM295, 5099952191206, MUT 69389 The Residents Duck Stab! ‎(CD, Album, RE, Har) Mute, Mute, Mute LCDSTUMM295, 5099952191206, MUT 69389 UK, Europe & US 2008
HYCA-2021 The Residents Duck Stab / Buster & Glen ‎(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Birdsong, Hayabusa Landings HYCA-2021 Japan 2010
MVD5452A The Residents Duck Stab ‎(CD, Album, RE) MVD Audio MVD5452A US 2012
MVD5452LP The Residents Duck Stab ‎(LP, Album, RE) Ralph Records, MVD Audio MVD5452LP US 2012
NRT005 The Residents Duck Stab / Buster & Glen ‎(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) MVD Audio, Cherry Red, New Ralph Too NRT005 UK, Europe & US 2018
1193 The Residents Duck Stab / Buster & Glen ‎(Cass, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1193 Russia Unknown


User reviews
Garr
"...This second pressing of over 40,000 copies came out immediately following the first pressing" (i.e., 1978).Is this a matter of historical record as the pics I have just uploaded.of a stickered, sealed, yellow-boxed 2nd pressing copy suggest a 1982 date unless this was NOS from '78 stickered for the Ralph 10th Anniversary. To add further uncertainty, my disc labels are the lime-green of the 1st rather than the yellow of the 2nd...
Anarahuginn
One of my very favourite Residents albums, and perhaps the best thing they did in the 70's, period. And that's not just because it's their most accessible. Here, everything the four eyeball-headed weirdos were ever meant to represent is distilled into a collection of 14 concise pastiches of pop music that are all catchy and genuinely spine-chillingly terrifying at the same time (things get veeery creepy on side 2, also known as 'Buster and Glen' - and even *spoiler alert* hauntingly beautiful). Absolutely everything works and falls into place on this brilliant, B-movie-like experience - from the melding of the primitive brass/percussion/toy instruments typical of 70's Residents music with synthetic, ominous synths/keyboards, to the pioneering use of digital harmonizer pitch-shifting, and onto the witty, cryptic lyrics (nobody wrote rhymes QUITE like the Residents ever did...) - and Snakefinger's soul-melting, dissonant slide guitar and violin work is the icing on the cake.As for the pressing, this is one of three LPs I own from MVD's reissue series, and I can confidently say that this is the best of them all. I'm pretty sure that this is sourced from a 44.1k/16 master (as had been established when I first noticed the mastering errors on the Meet the Residents reissue), but don't let that fool you: this remaster is amazingly dynamic and unrestrained when compared to the other Residents reissues I have, and it sounds astonishingly analogue in its fullness, with smooth, natural-sounding highs and tight bass.While I sense that some digital noise reduction was applied to the master, as it was on the extended Not Available reissue, I couldn't notice it anywhere outside one glaring moment in the fade-out of "Hello Skinny", so there's really nothing to detract from the immersive "analogue fullness" and excellent tonal balance of this pressing. The vinyl, pressed by Gotta Groove, is nice and quiet with no defects, as are the other two Residents reissues I have. (While GGR vinyl isn't necessarily as dead-quiet as the very best European vinyl, it's definitely a BIG cut above Rainbo and United in terms of quality control.)Anyone looking for a high-quality vinyl reissue of DS/B&G definitely won't be disappointed by this one.
Jelar
How is this pressing in comparison to the other ones?
Bedy
This might not be the best response, because I don't have any other copies, but the copy I have isn't super noisy(especially compared to other vinyl records I've bought), and it has a pretty good bass. The waveform doesn't look really compressed(I digitized it), but I also don't know the dynamic range of older pressings.
Whilingudw
The Residents is one of the strangest bands in the history of music. Rejecting all forms of convention, these self-taught musicians have produced a astounding quantity of weird music, startling videos and parallel projects. Their creative universe deserves at least one entire book.'Duck Stab' is one of the most accessible of their repertory. It actually encompass two projects. Side A combines the 'Duck Stab' songs and side B the songs from 'Busten & Glen', which explain the double cover (vinyl edition). This album has the musical language of the Residents, but its subtle dosage makes it easier to tame. The arrangements are audacious and grotesque at the same time and the balance between the two is brilliant. Some discreet interventions of the synthesizer add to its bizzarro aspect. The treatment of the voices is neat and, even if it’s always the same guy who addresses to us, it’s impossible to have a feeling of proximity because of the vocal treatment makes us feel like a stranger. Many dadaesque staged parts free the pieces from the pop music shackels and bring them closer to theater. Duck Stab is a last ditch effort toward the pop format, but it transgresses most of the pop rules.The Residents have produced an avalanche of experimental music. Among their success are 'Meet the Residents', 'Third Reich and Roll', 'Not Available', 'Fingerprince', 'Eskimo', 'Commercial album' and 'Mark of the Mole'.© Alain Cliche 2016
Balladolbine
Mine says 797/333
Oso
My copy has the labels for side B "Buster & Glen" on both sides. Does anyone know if all copies of the first press are this way or do I have a misprint?
Mmsa
My "Duck Stab" LP appears to be this edition. However, the labels on the disc are glued to the wrong sides of the disc. I can't find any notes on discogs.com about this. One time a collector told me this was a fairly common defect found in this pressing.The "Duck Stab" disc label has "RR0278-s/f RE-1". The "Buster & Glen" label has "RR0278-RUB".
Cells
One of my favorite works by our friends the eyeballs. Snakefinger really pulled out the stops on this one and the Residents have given it their all. I'll do the review track by track... Constantinople: This is the song that got me into the album. It was so catchy and so strange. This was when I was a new fan, just barely Meeting the Residents myself. The lyrics were so weird and the keyboard was so spastic and wacky. Snakefinger had his part too, with the guitar helping out big time. Sinister Exaggerator: It was the hypnotic violins that drew me into this song. The lyrics are also pretty well written, despite how weird that they may sound. The Booker Tease: The strong track of the Duck Stab songs. Snakefinger's guitar, the Resident's saxophone, the bass in the background, whatever that thing is... This song says it all, really, and with absolutely no words to boot. Blue Rosebuds: Face it. We've all had that problem. The fear of asking somebody out and getting rejected. This song captures it all perfectly. A warning, though: If you've been shot down by somebody you asked out recently, you might wanna skip this track. The Laughing Song: Aptly named because its chorus consists entirely of laughter, this is basically a Residents twist on the old songs you used to hear at saloons. It fits perfectly, even down to the random lyrics and the incessant laughter, as though somebody was mercilessly tickling the man who would later become Mr. RedEye (and even later Mr. Skull). Bach is Dead:The weak track of the Duck Stab half. It's not solemn enough to be a ballad, but it's not uppity enough to be alternative pop. It's bearable, but it gets a little annoying after a while. Elvis And His Boss: A Residential take on the other King. Snakefinger's guitar, the xylophone(!), the bizzarro effects round out the Duck Stab Half of the album nicely. Lizard Lady: The song is all over the place, with the keyboards in one place, the bass in another, and the rapid-fire lyrics in another. Nice and chaotic. Just the way we like it. Semolina: The strong track of the Buster & Glen half of the album. A beautifully written track. The lyrics are perfectly written, and the instruments paint a beautiful picture in your head. Birthday Boy: The weak track of this half of the album. It just seems a little half-hearted to me. Weight-Lifting Lulu: A neat take on the kind of stuff Motown Records puts out. The guitars are up to the right pace, well accompanied by the bass, and the vocals capture the scenario perfectly. Krafty Cheese: What better a song to exercise to than this? I can picture a large club stretching to the music. The Electrocutioner: What a way to round this album off. This song shows you the two sides of one person. It shifts seamlessly from an evil track to a solemn one. There is a certain effect (You'll hear it, and then you'll wonder too) That I wonder how they pulled off in the late 70's. We've got Ruby's guest vocals, snakefinger at his best, then a weird noise, then a pipe organ playing a funeral tune, then everyone joins along. All in all, it kicks can. Simply put, if you buy only one album by the Residents, make it this one!
Anayajurus
Hey you missed to name one of the classics: Hello Skinny!