The Residents ‎– Not Available

Ralph Records ‎– RR1174
Vinyl, LP, Album, Green Labels


A1 Part One: Edweena
A2 Part Two: The Making Of A Soul
B1 Part Three: Ship's A' Going Down
B2 Part Four: Never Known Questions
B3 Epilogue

Companies, etc.



Improved pressing (10,000 copies) with new matrix number 'RR1174B Re3' on side B.
This version has green labels.

Reprocessed by Ralph Records.
Liner photo from "Vileness Fats".
© 1978, The Cryptic Corporation
Ralph Records, 444 Grove Street,
San Francisco, CA 94102

"This record was recorded in 1974."

"This record is issued at the discretion of Ralph Records and The Cryptic Corp. The characters and events portrayed are fictional and do not represent either The Residents or other persons, living or dead."

© ℗ 1978 The Cryptic Corp.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): RR1174A Re1 LK [⊏◯⊐ stamp]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): RR1174B Re3 LK [⊏◯⊐ stamp]
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 21) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RR1174 The Residents Not Available(LP, Album, MP, Pur) Ralph Records RR1174 US 1978 Sell This Version
HYCA-2022 The Residents Not Available(CD, Album, RE, RM, Car) Birdsong, Hayabusa Landings HYCA-2022 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
TORSO CD 414 The Residents Not Available(CD, Album, RE) Torso TORSO CD 414 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
RR1174 The Residents Not Available(LP, Album, RE, 4th) Ralph Records RR1174 US 1983 Sell This Version
LP 034 The Residents Not Available(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Euro Ralph LP 034 Germany 2004 Sell This Version



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October 10, 2016

I wanted to hear 'Not Available' for quite some time and I was very excited when it arrived in the box sent by Ralph Records. 'Not Available' is a sad album which consists of long pieces that evolve into an unpredictable but catchy algorithm. The sound is refined and evocative power is thereby increased tenfold. The Residents would have produced it in 1974 with no intention to release it and it was not until 1978 that the album was released. With this record, The Residents have taken a giant step. Not only their world revolves more organically but musical scores are impeccable.

© Alain Cliche 2016