The Residents: A Sight for Sore Eyes, Vol. 1 (Deluxe Edition)

By Aaron Tanner
$200.00 USD

  • Book signed by The Residents and by the author, Aaron Tanner
  • Includes Duck Stab/Buster & Glen Notebook 7" x 7" book, 24 pages
  • Includes a 7" vinyl picture disc of the unreleased Not Available-era track, "Nobody's Nos"
  • Numbered 1-500

“Aaron Tanner's The Residents: A Sight for Sore Eyes is on par with what The Beatles did for music—he raised the bar as to what a book can be. The 356-page coffee table sensation is an EXPERIENCE, a HAPPENING, one that I will indulge myself in again, and again, and again.”
Monte Beauchamp, BLAB!

“Many of the book's contents are things I'd hoped to find inside, but nearly as many are treasures I didn't know I'd been missing.”
Oliver Hall, Dangerous Minds

“The book is a pantheon of performance royalty.”
Steven Heller, PRINT

The Residents: A Sight for Sore Eyes, Vol. 1 is a fully authorized visual history with rare and unseen photos, artwork, and other ephemera. Melodic Virtue® has been given unprecedented access to The Cryptic Corporation’s archives to create a limited edition coffee table book covering everything from their beginnings in San Mateo up to The Mole Show.

The book also features an introduction by Les Claypool (Primus) and exclusive quotes from Danny Elfman, Paul Reubens, John Linnell (They Might Be Giants), “Weird Al” Yankovic, Andy Partridge (XTC), Penn Jillette, Eric Drew Feldman (Captain Beefheart's Magic Band), Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers), Aaron Freeman (Ween), James McNew (Yo La Tengo), Zach Hill (Death Grips), Eric André, David J (Bauhaus), Cedric Bixler-Zavala (The Mars Volta), Josh Freese (The Vandals), Rob Crow (Pinback), Dan Deacon, Don Preston (The Mothers of Invention), Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten), JG Thirlwell, Blaine L. Reininger (Tuxedomoon), Sam Coomes (Quasi), David Janssen and Brian Poole (Renaldo and the Loaf), and many more!



9" X 9" casebound, 356 pages
ISBN: 978-0-578-92935-4
LCCN: 2021917435

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