The Residents - Mark Of The Mole
Label: Ralph Records ‎– RZ-8152
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress
Country: US
Date of released: 1985
Category: Electronic
Style: Experimental
Genre: Electronic
Musician: The Residents
Album's name: Mark Of The Mole
ZIP archive size: 1812

The Residents - Mark Of The Mole


Hole-Workers At The Mercies Of Nature
Voices Of The Air
A1 Voices Of The Air
The Ultimate Disaster
A2 Won't You Keep Us Working?
A3 First Warning
A4 Back To Normality?
A5 The Sky Falls!
A6 Why Are We Crying?
A7 The Tunnels Are Filling
A8 It Never Stops
A9 March To The Sea
A10 The Observer
A11 Hole-Workers' New Hymn
Hole-Workers Vs Man And Machine
Another Land
B1 Rumors
B2 Arrival
B3 Deployment
B4 Saturation
The New Machine
B5 Idea
B6 Construction
B7 Failure / Reconstruction
B8 Success
Final Confrontation
B9 Driving The Moles Away
B10 Don't Tread On Me
B11 The Short War
B12 Resolution?

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Ralph Records
  • Copyright (c) – Cryptic Corporation
  • Published By – Pale Pachyderm Publishing
  • Mastered At – Sonic Arts
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-13598
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-13599


  • Mastered By – LKIKS*


Manufactured by Ralph Records/444 Grove Street/San Francisco, CA 94102
© 1981, The Cryptic Corporation/RZ-8152

Center label B-side:
℗ © 1981
Published by Pale Pachyderm Pub (BMI)
The Cryptic Corporation/RZ8152-B

Durations are not listed on the release.

Artwork is printed on the reverse side of the carton.
Copies may pressed in light brown translucent vinyl which is only visible when held up to a strong light (see images).

Unlike the initial edition of Mark Of The Mole, this edition has been pressed by Rainbo Records, thus the added matrix number "S-13598 & S-13599" in the runouts. Moreover the pressing rings, visible under the center labels, are also different.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A-side, etching): RZ-8152 A Re 1 LKIKS ▭◯▭ S-13598
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B-side, etching): RZ 8152 B Re1 LKIKS ▭◯▭ KM-6911-B re1 + KM + S-13599
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A-side): RZ 8152-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B-side): RZ8152-B
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RZ-8152 The Residents Mark Of The Mole ‎(LP, Album) Ralph Records RZ-8152 US 1981
RZ 8152, R2-8152 The Residents Mark Of The Mole ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Bro) Ralph Records, Ralph Records RZ 8152, R2-8152 US 1982
BOM22046 The Residents Mark Of The Mole ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Bomba Records BOM22046 Japan 1997
ESD 80272 The Residents Mark Of The Mole ‎(CD, Album, RE) East Side Digital ESD 80272 US 1988
ESD 80272 The Residents Mark Of The Mole ‎(CD, Album, RE) East Side Digital ESD 80272 US 1988