The Residents ‎– Mark Of The Mole

East Side Digital ‎– ESD 80272
CD, Album, Reissue


Mark Of The Mole
1 Voices Of The Air 2:56
The Ultimate Disaster (8:59)
2.1 Won't You Keep Us Working?
2.2 First Warning
2.3 Back To Normality?
2.4 The Sky Falls!
2.5 Why Are We Crying?
2.6 The Tunnels Are Filling
2.7 It Never Stops
Migration (7:18)
3.1 March To The Sea
3.2 The Observer
3.3 Hole-workers New Hymn
Hole Workers Vs. Man And Machine
Another Land (4:41)
4.1 Rumors
4.2 Arrival
4.3 Deployment
4.4 Saturation
The New Machine / Final Confrontation 17:20
The New Machine
5.1 Ideas
5.2 Construction
5.3 Failure / Reconstruction
5.4 Success
Final Confrontation
5.5 Driving The Moles Away
5.6 Don't Tread On Me
5.7 The Short War
5.8 Resolution?
6 Lights Out (Prelude) 5:54
7 Shorty's Lament (Intermission) 6:48
8 The Moles Are Coming (Intermission) 2:58
9 Would We Be Alive (Intermission) 5:13
10 The New Hymn (Recessional) 4:21

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Similar version to The Residents - Mark Of The Mole, however with slightly different, otherwise appears identical.

Tracks 1 to 5: Mark Of The Mole (Vinyl LP - Ralph Records - 1981).
Tracks 6 to 10: Intermission (Vinyl EP - Ralph Records - 1982). This was used as prelude, intermission and recessional music during the Mole Show Tour (1982-1983).

When playing the CD, there are 10 tracks in all. The tracklist on the back cover is wrong as it lists 11 tracks. On CD, tracks 5 and 6 are gathered in a one and only track which lasts 17:20. The above tracklist reflects the reality, not the wrong positions listed on the back cover.

© (p) 1981, 1982, 1988 The Cryptic Corporation.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 21561-8027-2 8
  • Matrix / Runout: DISQUE AMERIC 07N93<1012>ESD80272
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RZ-8152 The Residents Mark Of The Mole(LP, Album) Ralph Records RZ-8152 US 1981 Sell This Version
RZ 8152, R2-8152 The Residents Mark Of The Mole(LP, Album, Ltd, Bro) Ralph Records, Ralph Records RZ 8152, R2-8152 US 1982 Sell This Version
BOM22046 The Residents Mark Of The Mole(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Bomba Records (4) BOM22046 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
ESD 80272 The Residents Mark Of The Mole(CD, Album, RE) East Side Digital ESD 80272 US 1988 Sell This Version
none The Residents Mark Of The Mole(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Residents) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version