The Residents - Meet The Residents
Label: Ralph Records ‎– RR0677
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 2nd Pressing
Country: US
Date of released: Aug 1977
Category: Electronic
Style: Experimental
Genre: Electronic
Musician: The Residents
Album's name: Meet The Residents
ZIP archive size: 1403

The Residents - Meet The Residents

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Boots
Written-By – Lee Hazelwood*
A2 Numb Erone 1:07
A3 Guylum Bardot 1:19
A4 Breath And Length 1:44
A5 Consuelo's Departure 0:59
A6 Smelly Tongues 1:44
A7 Rest Aria 5:09
A8 Skratz 1:43
A9 Spotted Pinto Bean 5:27
B1 Infant Tango 5:28
B2 Seasoned Greetings 5:13
B3 N-ER-GEE (Crisis Blues)
Performer [Nobody But Me] – The Human BeinzWritten-By [Nobody But Me, Uncredited] – The Isley Brothers

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Cryptic Corporation
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cryptic Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Cryptic Corporation
  • Published By – Pale Pachyderm Publishing
  • Published By – Lee Hazlewood
  • Mastered At – Sonic Arts


  • Composed By, Arranged By – The Residents (tracks: A2 to B3)
  • Design [Cover Design] – Pore No Graphics
  • Mastered By – LK*
  • Producer [Originally Produced By] – Residents, Uninc.*
  • Reissue Producer – The Cryptic Corporation


Album originally released April 1974: Meet The Residents (Ralph Records, RR0274) with a different cover.
This particular pressing is the second in a series of reissues. 5000 copies were pressed.
The front cover sleeve has a light orange lettering, the back cover is black and white, and the sentence "is a division of The Cryptic Corporation" at the bottom is on one line (on the previous reissue it is on two lines). The logo is a bit bigger and it is inside a circle; the writing "Ralph Records is a division of the Cryptic Corporation" is bigger too.
The back cover reproduce the original liner notes and the original picture sleeve of the album.
Issued in a tip-on picture sleeve, the reverse side of the carton is brown.

All selections composed and arranged by The Residents and published by Pale Pachyderm Publishing (BMI) except Boots by Lee Hazelwood (ASCAP), Nobody But Me by Human Beinz used courtesy of Capitol Records.
Special thanks to Wool, R. Essex, J. Whitaker, Zeibak, P. Freihofner, J. Aaron, B. Tangey.
Copyright 1977, The Cryptic Corporation. Ralph Records. RR0677

© ℗ 1977 The Cryptic Corp.

Durations are not listed on the release.

"About this pressing...
Meet The Residents was originally released in 1974, on the Ralph Records label. The tapes were monaural recordings on home equipment and suffered further fidelity loss in the mastering and pressing stages. In 1976, The Cryptic Corporation came into legal possession of The Residents recordings, and began working on how to restore these original tapes to studio quality. Using the master tape as a directive, the album was disassembled, reprocessed, and reconstructed into this stereophonic version. No re-recording was employed. The artists who appear on this recording have personally approved this as an authorized realization of the original LP."
The Cryptic Corporation

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Side A): RR 0677A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Side B): RR 0677B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Side A, etched): RR 0677 A LK [-intertwined] ▭◯▭
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Side B, etched): RR 0677 B LK [-intertwined] ▭◯▭
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RR0274 The Residents Meet The Residents ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Mono) Ralph Records RR0274 US 1974
BOM22010 The Residents Meet The Residents ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Bomba Records BOM22010 Japan 1997
MVD5138A The Residents Meet The Residents ‎(CD, Album, RE) MVD Audio MVD5138A US 2011
RR0677 The Residents Meet The Residents ‎(LP, Album, RE) Ralph Records RR0677 US Unknown
88524 The Residents Meet The Residents ‎(Cass, Album, RE) T.E.C. Tones 88524 US 1990