I love it Carlos although let's be honest, Sique Sigue Sputnik did it better nearly 30 years ago. They were way ahead of their time apart from that orange string bag over Martin Degville's face .. we could have all done without that ...
I did hear not long ago that the eyeball costume got stolen out of their baggage at an airport somewhere. Ah ha, here it is...
Eye eye: the Residents' giant eyeball is stolen
San Francisco art-rockers seek the return of stage prop worth an estimated $100,000
The Residents … The photo that has gone missing. Photograph: San Francisco Police Guardian music
Tuesday 26 May 2015 08.53 BSTLast modified on Tuesday 26 May 201509.01 BST
If you find yourself being eyeballed by a giant eyeball in a top hat, don’t panic – call San Francisco police. One of the huge eyeballs with which art-rock band the Residents concealed their faces has been stolen, and its owner wants it back – it is worth around $100,000.
The eyeball, along with a vintage photograph of the group worth $20,000, had been on loan to museums as part of an exhibition called Spectacle: The Music Video. After appearing at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, it was sent back to the band’s co-manager and collaborator Homer Flynn in San Francisco, via FedEx.
Unfortunately, Flynn was not at home when the package – containing the eyeball known as “Mr Blue” – was delivered, and a mystery thief signed for it and took it.
“My best guess is that FedEx left it on the landing of my building and someone took it. I seriously doubt that they knew what was in the shipping box,” Flynn told the local NBC affiliate. “At this point FedEx still claims to have made the delivery which was signed for, but the signature is ‘B Ham’. There’s no one with that name in my building and subsequent emails have indicated that no one was here when FedEx claims to have made the delivery.”
This isn’t the first time the Residents have lost an eye. On Boxing Day 1985, the “Mr Red” mask was stolen from the band’s dressing room at a Los Angeles show. Though it was returned, it was too damaged to use.
I do remember hearing this just the once, many many years ago [early 70's]. I was peaking madly, and wasn't really sure at the time that what I was hearing was real. It was so different to what we were listening to, and the records played were rather arbitrary [as you can imagine]. It was a hot summers night in Australia, I can smell strawberry incense and some type of black hash, and I do remember that there were a plague of christmas beatles [at least I think there was].
It is quite amazing the memorial hallucinations that the mind will capture and retain. Thank you OWB.
Orbital - Are We Here? .. I was fortunate enough to see them at Glastonbury in '94, the last one I attended and the year of this tune's release .. the artwork had God sitting on a throne in the clouds and wearing a virtual reality headset ..
I've been listening a lot lately to the album this is from, seems to be a one off project to do an album of Coil covers, wasn't expecting a lot when I ordered the cd, some of it really hits the spot though:
It's also busted a long standing modegreen for me, I always thought the repeated lyric on Ostea: The Death of Passolini was 'Guilt to keep the world turning', which is about what you'd expect of Coil. Seems to be 'Killed to keep the world turning' which makes more sense in context...