The ResidentsThe River Of Crime! Episodes 1-5

Label:Cordless Recordings – CDL38
2 x CD, Album, Limited Edition
Style:Radioplay, Experimental


Episodes 1-5
1-1Episode 1: The Kid Who Collected Crimes!16:23
1-2Episode 2: Gator Hater!14:55
1-3Episode 3: Misdelivered Mummy!15:14
1-4Episode 4: The Beards!17:07
1-5Episode 5: Termites From Formosa!16:13
Instrumental Soundtrack (Limited Edition)
2-1Episode 1: The Kid Who Collected Crimes! (Instrumental)9:58
2-2Episode 2: Gator Hater! (Instrumental)9:13
2-3Episode 3: Misdelivered Mummy! (Instrumental)8:29
2-4Episode 4: The Beards! (Instrumental)9:52
2-5Episode 5: Termites From Formosa! (Instrumental)11:52

Companies, etc.


"The River Of Crime!" episodes were introduced earlier [this year] via a unique CD-R subscription package with limited distribution. Now, for the first time, all five original episodes and the original Residents instrumental score are available in a traditional pre-recorded, limited edition, double CD package.

Sticker on sealed copies says: "Limited Edition 2-Disc Set includes bonus Instrumental Soundtrack CD - The first 5 episodes of The Residents groundbreaking River Of Crime on CD for the first time!"

℗ & © 2006 Cryptic Corporation
Printed in the USA
Made in the USA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 77952 00382 9
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): Z56674 4 CDL2 20038.3-2.1 TEXT 01 M1S1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): Z56675 4 CDL2 20038.3-2.2 TEXT 01 M1S2
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1, CD2): ifpi L909
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, CD2): IFPI 2U6C

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
River Of Crime! Episodes 1-5 (6×File, MP3, Album, 2×CDr, , Blank Media)Cordless RecordingsCDL20US2006
New Submission
The River Of Crime! Instrumental OST (5×File, MP3, Reissue, 320kbps)Not On Label (The Residents Self-released)none2015
New Submission
The River Of Crime! Instrumental (5×File, )RSDnoneUSUnknown


  • bandybowman's avatar
    One of my favourite Residents albums and one that seems to often get the short end of the stick when considered within the scope of their post-2000 "career resurgence". Randy's narration on this album is captivating and the way that true-crime anecdotes are weaved into the story and thematically intertwined with the main character's arc is immensely well-written and satisfying. Musically it's also excellent, but the instrumental disc on its own is mostly dull as at the end of the day it's meant to be a soundtrack to a story.

    I would actually consider this a good entry point into the band's work as many of the more sonically unpleasant trademarks of the band are conspicuously absent from this album, and even the people I know who dislike The Residents a lot find this album quite compelling.



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