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Digipak 4 Items 4. Import 3 Items 3. Mixed 1 Items 1. Sampler 1 Items 1. New Items Used Items Not Specified 2 Items 2. Please provide a valid price range. Buying Format. All Listings. Buy It Now. Home I am a Resident! Album) Who? Related Pages. The Commercial Album is another manifestation of The Residents' whimsical relationship with pop music and their interest in music about music. The album is a collection of forty one-minute commercial songs -- their very own personal Top 40, or perhaps a collection of one-minute jingles: the music of commercials.
Working from September,to July,The Residents used a number of ideas which had cropped up during the recording of Eskimo but were inappropriate for that project. The Commercial Album was the first Residential album to be licenced overseas, and was heavily promoted by the licencees. PRE Records in England even put out The Commercial Single, which included two songs which had been left off of the album because The Residents felt that they didn't quite fit in.
Meanwhile, in North America, the Cryptic Corporation bought forty one-minute commercial slots on KFRC-AM radio, the top radio station at that time in San Francisco, and broadcast the entire album in bite-sized chunks.
This stunt was Album) by Billboard magazine as payola, though the time purchased was quite definately commercial time. The album is currently in a deluxe release by Mute Records. An award winning interactive DVD, also distributed by Mute, is available featuring 56 one minute videos. Point one: Pop music is mostly a repetition of two types of musical and lyrical phrases, the verse and the chorus.
Point two: These elements usually repeat three times in a three minute song, the type usually found on top radio. Point three: Cut out the fat and a pop song is only one minute long. Then record albums can hold their own top, twenty minutes per side. Point four: One minute is also the length of most commercials, and therefore their corresponding jingles. Album) five: Jingles are the music of America. Conclusion: This compact disc is terrific in shuffle play.
To convert the jingles to pop music, program each song to repeat three times. Expand all Easter Woman Down, down down, down down, down down I was just a stranger I was just subdued I was just uneasy What else could I do? The premise of this album, which contains 40 one-minute songs, was for The Residents to create their own Top-Forty. They very nearly succeeded.
The Commercial Album takes over where Duck Stab left off. It further distils the music of The Residents into a stream of compact and multi-faceted musical and lyrical gems.
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