The ResidentsMeet The Residents

Label:Ralph Records – RR0274
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Abstract, Avantgarde, Experimental


Written-ByLee Hazelwood*
A2Numb Erone1:23
A3Guylum Bardot1:22
A4Breath And Length
VocalsRuth Essex
A5Consuelo's Departure1:55
A6Smelly Tongues
A7Rest Aria5:41
A9Spotted Pinto Bean
PianoJames Whitaker
VocalsPamela Wieking
B1Infant Tango
BassBobby Tagney*
Bass, GuitarJames Aaron (2)
B2Seasoned Greetings5:12
Performer ["Nobody But Me"]The Human Beinz

Companies, etc.



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 45)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Meet The Residents (LP, Album, Test Pressing, White Label)Ralph RecordsRR 0274US1974
Recently Edited
Meet The Residents (LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo)Ralph RecordsRR0677US1977
Recently Edited
Meet The Residents (LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo)Ralph RecordsRR0677US1977
Recently Edited
Meet The Residents (LP, Album, Reissue, Test Pressing, Stereo)Ralph RecordsRR 0677US1977
Meet The Residents (LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, Stereo)Ralph RecordsRR0677US1979



  • Rune_Records's avatar
    I am looking for a copy of the vinyl alone (at least vg+) without the cover. Can anyone help?
    • recrecshop's avatar
      ...this group changed alot in my life between 1978-83. specially with "duck
      stab/buster & glen" (78) and "commercial album" (80), but i chose the
      outrageous debut from 1974 with the legendary beatles gimmick-cover. to
      illustrate their creative potential of that peculiar era...
      • carscars's avatar
        The first time I heard this, the previous record was 45RPM and I forgot to switch it back to 33rpm. When the album ended I thought it was brilliant, and to this day I still prefer to listen to it at 45rpm.
        • mhinojos9's avatar
          Edited 2 years ago
          I literally can’t believe that one is listed as of right now. Lol I listened to this album a lot. I understand avant- grade is……unique to say the least. But for something old like this? I will find it creepy no matter what. Hopefully I’m not the only one.
          • mega_2122's avatar
            Anyone here have a rip of this specific pressing that doesnt sound like shit? I found a total of 1 and it sounds awful. Maybe its just a noisy pressing?
            • mega_2122's avatar
              Really wish this would get a proper repress with the full unedited mono mixes at the right speed, this album deserves better
              • Bradx's avatar
                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<.
                • Happy 40th anniversary! What is the most recent vinyl release with the original mono mix?
                  • incuswetrust's avatar
                    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.
                    • shoestringrecords's avatar
                      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.



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