The Residents ‎– B.S.

MVD Audio ‎– NRTLP011, Cherry Red ‎– NRTLP011, New Ralph Too ‎– NRTLP011
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Remastered

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A1 We Stole This Riff 1:50
A2 Holelottadick 1:38
A3 B.S. 1:45
A4 Deepsea Diver Song 4:05
A5 King Kong
Written-By – Zappa*
A6 Cantaten To Der Dyin Prunen 5:47
B1 Intro Tape / Somethin' Devilish 2:44
B2 N. Senada Tribute 1:32
B3 The Fourth Crucifixion 3:36
B4 James Dean's Death 0:22
B5 Very Long Suite
Musician [Uncredited] – Peggy Honeydew

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The infamous, unreleased 1971 sequel to The W***** B*** Album. Recently discovered in the (pre)Residents' archive, remastered and released for the very first time.

Record Store Day 2019 release. Limited edition of 1400 copies. Comes with hype sticker on front cover, and printed inner sleeve.

Track B5 incorporated "Pink Lemonade", "Sandman", "Eat Me Mother", a selection of untitled instrumentals, "Bumble Bee", "Eloise", Snakefinger's wedding, "Kamikaze Lady", Miss Peggy Honeydew and "D Is For Doorknob", a number of announcements, "The Three Most Important Things In The Whole Wide Word" and more.

Recorded in San Francisco, San Mateo and Arcata, California. Side B recorded live at The Boarding House, October 18th 1971, at the studios of KHSC-FM, October 30th 1971, at the wedding of Mr P. E. Lithman and Miss Deborah Keadle, October 31st 1971, and in multiple other long-forgotten locations.

All songs written by the (pre)Residents and published by Pale Pachyderm Publishing except for "King Kong" (Zappa / Munchkin Music Co / Kobalt Music Copyrights Ltd).
℗ & © 2019 the Cryptic Corporation, Cherry Red Records and MVD Entertainment.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 013929 361119
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5013929361119
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped runout): 184058E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped runout): 184058E2/A

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
-none The (Pre-)Residents* Baby Sex(CDr, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Residents) -none Europe 2015 Sell This Version
NRTLP011 The Residents B.S.(LP, Album, Ltd, RM, TP, W/Lbl) MVD Audio, Cherry Red, New Ralph Too NRTLP011 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version


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May 1, 2019
What should we expect for the next RSD pREServed release? Rusty Coathangers for the Doctor, maybe?


April 28, 2019
Hype and business... Here comes the new Ralph/Residents philosophy !


April 24, 2019
Finally sliced this bad boy open today and let me tell you the sound is great! The dynamic range is crazy good which means they finally listened to us, only complaint about this album is they put the records in the sleeve before the gloss layer dried so it was stuck.


April 13, 2019
I just saw Scott Colburn (who is currently in the process of remastering every Residents album for the pREServed reissuing campaign) open for Avey Tare the night before RSD. Had I known just how good this was going to end up being, I would have given him a hug on the spot. Gorgeous work.


April 13, 2019
edited 10 months ago

Also, I'd like to point out that even though the track list is different, "Very Long Suite" is in fact the same as the original "Hallowed Be Thy Ween"


April 13, 2019

Sounds GREAT! According to the liner notes there are two mixes and this is the one that was sent out. I've heard bootlegs of this for many years and this vinyl sounds so much better and particularly, Wholelottadick has a way louder, shredding solo AND drums which I never heard in the crappy bootleg files. This is a great demo album. The Warner Bros album is just for completists but B.S. is a solid album. RSD has become a huge joke for releases and this was the only thing worth buying this year.