The Residents ‎– Meet The Residents

Ralph Records ‎– RR0274
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono

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A1 Boots
Written-By – Lee Hazelwood*
A2 Numb Erone 1:23
A3 Guylum Bardot 1:22
A4 Breath And Length
Vocals – Ruth Essex
A5 Consuelo's Departure 1:55
A6 Smelly Tongues
Vocals – Wool
A7 Rest Aria 5:41
A8 Skratz 1:18
A9 Spotted Pinto Bean
Oboe – Philip FriehofnerPiano – James WhitakerVocals – Pamela Wieking
B1 Infant Tango
Bass – Bobby Tagney*Bass, Guitar – James Aaron (2)
B2 Seasoned Greetings 5:12
Performer ["Nobody But Me"] – The Human Beinz

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Between 1000 and 1050 copies of this original version with the 'defaced' Beatles cover were ever pressed. Of these around 100 were rejected and disposed of due to warpage. This is the mono unedited version, recorded February - October 1973.

[Back cover:]
"Nobody But Me" by Human Beinz used courtesy of Capitol Records.
Special thanks to The Beatles, Apple Corp. Ltd, and Capitol Records for their invaluable assistance.
Produced by Residents, Uninc., © 1974
First Pressing-1000 Discs-February, 1974 Ralph Records, San Francisco, California
Made in U.S.A.

Side A: All titles Residents, Uninc. - Pale Pachyderm Pub. (BMI) except "Boots" Lee Hazlewood (ASCAP) - This record manufactured by Residents, Uninc...
Side B: All titles Residents, Uninc. - Pale Pachyderm Pub. (BMI) - Watch for "Vileness Fats" coming soon - This record manufactured by Residents, Uninc..

Track B3 on the record label titled "N-ER-GEE (A Crisis Bluesuite)".

Ads for the album were placed in File magazine including a free promotional flexi-disc sampler (see Meet The Residents). This flexi stated that the album could be bought by mail order for only $1.99 with a reply slip which could be mailed to Ralph Records (at the time albums retailed for around twice that).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): B - 12993A RR-02741
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): B - 12994B RR-02742
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 29) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BOM22010 The Residents Meet The Residents(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Bomba Records (4) BOM22010 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
RR0677 The Residents Meet The Residents(LP, Album, RE) Ralph Records RR0677 US 1979 Sell This Version
RR0677 The Residents Meet The Residents(LP, Album, RE) Ralph Records RR0677 US Unknown Sell This Version
88524 The Residents Meet The Residents(Cass, Album, RE) T.E.C. Tones 88524 US 1990 Sell This Version
RR 88521 The Residents Meet The Residents(LP, Album, RE) Ralph Records RR 88521 US 1988 Sell This Version


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August 21, 2016
Recommended Records in the UK got hold of a bunch of these original Beatle cover pressings and were selling them for £5 from their mail order catalogue round about 1980. They said they were bad pressings but good for fans to own. I didn't bother sending off for one as I already had the reissue >sob<.


April 6, 2014
Happy 40th anniversary! What is the most recent vinyl release with the original mono mix?


January 30, 2014
Still a wonderful debut. In the year of it's release (1974) it sold less than 50 copies and was ignored or reviled. Now, it's seen as an outside classic that impacted on punk, post punk, and disco! (diskomo). 'Skratz' is still a record i want played at my funeral.


December 23, 2010
Essential Residents release, especially since it is their first album. Good starting point, if you like the early stuff (1972-1980), which I personally do.