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"Baby Sex" is a unreleased tape recorded in 1971, and was recorded after "Warner Bros. Album". It is the most common of the early Residents recordings ,and it features Phillip "Snakefinger" Lithman, and N. Senada. Side A has all studio recordings, while Side B features recordings from The Boarding House performance. The full tape has not been officially released.
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'''''Baby Sex''''' is a demo tape recorded in 1971, in a time before The Residents got their name. It is quite rare, has not been officially released and is very unlikely to ever be. However, bootlegs of the tape can be easily found on the Internet.
   
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The album marks the first appearance of guitarist / violinist Philip "Snakefinger" Lithman and The Mysterious N. Senada, who is rumored to be a mere fabrication of The Residents' lore.
==Track Listing==
 
   
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This album, as well as three other proto-albums recorded between 1970 and 1971 (''[[Rusty Coathangers for the Doctor]],'' ''[[The Ballad of Stuffed Trigger]] and [[The Warner Bros. Album]]''), is not considered by The Residents to be part of their legacy, mostly due to its poor quality and lack of any direction or artistic value. However, various tracks from the album have been officially released through fan-oriented compilations.
- We stole this riff
 
   
 
==Track listing==
- Holelottadick
 
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'''Side One'''
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# We Stole This Riff
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# Holelottadick <sub>(Parody of "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin)</sub>
 
# Baby Sex
 
# Deepsea Diver Song
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# King Kong <sub>(F. Zappa)</sub>
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# Cantaten to der Dyin Prunen
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'''Side Two'''
 
# Somethin' Devilish
 
# The Fourth Crucifixion
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# Hallowed Be Thy Ween, 1971
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#* The Sandman
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#* Eat Me Mother
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#* Eloise
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#* D for Doorknob
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#* Kamakazi Lady
   
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== Notes ==
- Baby Sex 
 
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* "Somethin' Devilish" and "The Fourth Crucifixion" are excerpts from the group's open mic performance at The Boarding House in San Francisco, featuring Snakefinger on violin, and The Mysterious N. Senada.
   
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* An excerpt of "Cantaten to der Dyin Prunen" was released in the UWEB Snakefinger tribute, '''''Philip Charles Lithman a.k.a. Snakefinger.''''' The song is also referenced in "You Yesyesyes," from The Residents' '''''Fingerprince''''' album.
- Deepsea Diver song
 
   
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== See also ==
- King Kong
 
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* The Boarding House performance
   
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* '''''ERA B4-74'''''
- Cantean de Dyr Pruin
 
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* '''''The Delta Nudes' Greatest Hiss'''''
 
- Somethin' Devilish ( The Boarding House)
 
 
- Fourth Crucifixion ( The Boarding House)
 
 
- Hallowed by thy ween (1. Sandman 2. Ate Thy mother 
 
 
3. Eloise 4. D is for doorknob 5. Kamakazi Lady)
 
 
==Trivia==
 
 
- Since this is the most common residents demo, many of these songs have been officially released (via "ERA B474, Delta Nudes' Greatest Hits and Roosevelt", and numerous UWEB compolations). These include "Somethin' Devilish", " King Kong", and "Hallowed by thy ween".
 
 
- "Somethin' Devilish" and " Fourth Crucifixion" are both live recordings. ( See "The boarding house performance" page.)
 
 
- The original cover was a silkscreened image of a infant receiving a blowjob from a woman. This cover has never been seen.
 
 
[[Category:Early Residents (1969-71)]]
 
[[Category:Early Residents (1969-71)]]

Revision as of 02:04, 17 May 2016

Back cover of the "Baby Sex" cover.

Baby Sex is a demo tape recorded in 1971, in a time before The Residents got their name. It is quite rare, has not been officially released and is very unlikely to ever be. However, bootlegs of the tape can be easily found on the Internet.

The album marks the first appearance of guitarist / violinist Philip "Snakefinger" Lithman and The Mysterious N. Senada, who is rumored to be a mere fabrication of The Residents' lore.

This album, as well as three other proto-albums recorded between 1970 and 1971 (Rusty Coathangers for the Doctor, The Ballad of Stuffed Trigger and The Warner Bros. Album), is not considered by The Residents to be part of their legacy, mostly due to its poor quality and lack of any direction or artistic value. However, various tracks from the album have been officially released through fan-oriented compilations.

Track listing

Side One

  1. We Stole This Riff
  2. Holelottadick (Parody of "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin)
  3. Baby Sex
  4. Deepsea Diver Song
  5. King Kong (F. Zappa)
  6. Cantaten to der Dyin Prunen

Side Two

  1. Somethin' Devilish
  2. The Fourth Crucifixion
  3. Hallowed Be Thy Ween, 1971
    • The Sandman
    • Eat Me Mother
    • Eloise
    • D for Doorknob
    • Kamakazi Lady

Notes

  • "Somethin' Devilish" and "The Fourth Crucifixion" are excerpts from the group's open mic performance at The Boarding House in San Francisco, featuring Snakefinger on violin, and The Mysterious N. Senada.
  • An excerpt of "Cantaten to der Dyin Prunen" was released in the UWEB Snakefinger tribute, Philip Charles Lithman a.k.a. Snakefinger. The song is also referenced in "You Yesyesyes," from The Residents' Fingerprince album.

See also

  • The Boarding House performance
  • ERA B4-74
  • The Delta Nudes' Greatest Hiss