Various ‎– Subterranean Modern

Ralph Records ‎– SM7908
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Chrome (8) Anti-Fade
Written-By – Edge*, Creed*
A2 Chrome (8) I Left My Heart In San Francisco 0:27
A3 Chrome (8) Meet You In The Subway
Written-By – Edge*, Creed*
A4 MX-80 Sound Lady In Pain
Written-By – Anderson*, Stim*
A5 MX-80 Sound I Left My Heart In San Francisco 1:52
A6 MX-80 Sound Possessed
Written-By – Anderson*, Stim*
B1 The Residents I Left My Heart In San Francisco 2:02
B2 The Residents Dumbo, The Clown (Who Loved Christmas)
Guitar [Soloist] – Fred FrithWritten-By – The Residents
B3 The Residents Is He Really Bringing Roses? (The Replacement)
Written-By – The Residents
B4 The Residents Time's Up
Guitar [Soloist] – Fred FrithWritten-By – The Residents
B5 Tuxedomoon I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Concept By [Treatment Concept] – B. Reininger*Performer [Execution] – B. Reininger*, S. Brown*
B6 Tuxedomoon Everything You Want
Guitar – M. Belfer*Guitar, Percussion [Electronic Percussion] – B. Reininger*Vocals, Keyboards – S. Brown*Written-By – Brown*
B7 Tuxedomoon Waterfront Seat
Bass Guitar – P. Carcinogenic*Guitar – M. Belfer*Percussion [Electronic Percussion], Keyboards [Polymoog] – B. Reininger*Soprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax], Saxophone [Trumpet Sax] – S. Brown*Written-By – Belfer*

Companies, etc.



Original release from 1979 which has green "Subterranean" writing on front cover (and red on back cover). Comes with 'Official Buy Or Die Innersleeve' (brown, blue or red version depending of the distribution year). Some copies with a round sticker on front cover. Purple labels. Edition of 25,000 copies.

Rozz Tox logo appears on the back sleeve.

"Subterranean Modern was Ralph Records' first album involving music from anyone other than The Residents or Snakefinger. The idea was to widen Ralph's appeal by bringing a greater variety of styles into the label. To this end Ralph had four band submit contributions on the theme of "San Francisco". Each was required to include a version of Tony Bennett's I Left My Heart In San Francisco. The four bands chosen were The Residents (of course), Chrome, Tuxedomoon, and MX-80 Sound..." (notes from The Residents website)

A1 to A3 - All titles published by Chrome Music (ASCAP), except In San Francisco/ Chrome licensed through Siren Records
A4 to A6 - Recorded at John Altmann Recording (SF)/ Mixed at House of Music (NY)/ All titles published by Emexco Music (BMI), except In San Francisco
B1 to B4 - All titles published by Pale Pachyderm Publishing (BMI), except In San Francisco
B5 to B7 - All titles published by Angst Music (BMI), except In San Francisco
I Left My Heart In San Francisco (Cross-Cory) published by General Music Publishing Co., Inc (ASCAP)

Titles A2, A5, B1 and B5 appear on the labels as "In San Francisco".

[Rear sleeve]
©1979, The Cryptic Corporation/Manufactured by Ralph Records/SM7908

Side A: © ℗1979 The Cryptic Corp. SM7908-DOZ
Side B: © ℗1979 The Cryptic Corp. SM7908-12
Sides A & B, rim text: ... manufactured by the Cryptic Corporation.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): SM-7908 - DOZ [ALSHIRE stamp]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): SM-7908-12 [ALSHIRE stamp]
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): SM7908-DOZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): SM7908-12
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SM 7908 Various Subterranean Modern (LP, Album, Comp, TP) Ralph Records SM 7908 US 1979 Sell This Version
SM7908 Various Subterranean Modern(LP, Album, Comp, Ltd, RE) Ralph Records SM7908 US 1983 Sell This Version
SM7908 Various Subterranean Modern(LP, Album, Comp, RP) Ralph Records SM7908 US 1980 Sell This Version



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October 11, 2020
I own this original 1979 version and mine also came with an insert for the W.E.I.R.D. official Residents Fan Club. $5 to join! Join or what it says.