Arguably Final Confrontation works even better here, a real sense of tension with frantic electronic screeches among other foreboding noises. The Tunes Of Two Cities, which occupies the second disc here, is essentially a bit more backstory on the Mole legend. The Chubs favouring a kind of laid-back almost Big Band Jazz, whilst the Moles preferring things in a more relentless, industrial style. This of course reflected their character traits shown in Mark Of The Mole, but everything was of course filtered through the Residents very own oddo-meter.
Mourning The Undead possibly is the apex of the mechanical sounds favoured by the Moles, an unstoppable clanking rhythm seasoned with drill sounds. What sounds like a tin can orchestra starts The Evil Disposer, this one is characterised by a sinister organ sound and is a contrast to the bright Jazz stylings of Smokebeams. On the final piece, Happy Home, there seems to me that some form of compromise is found, a crossover between some appealing horn sounds of the Chubs and the more electronic progression of the Moles.
On this disc the bonus tracks are split into three sections. Then we have some rehearsals of which the pick for me was Song Of The Wild, which has some good power and what sounds like finger clicks. Lastly come three tunes recorded at the time of the Mole stuff, but never made official release at the time.
The sole Mole contribution seems to be Anvil Forest, which has some driving mechanical percussion. All the extras on this disc are well worth a listen and the album itself achieves the aim of providing more depth to the Mole saga.
Many people thought the Residents had finally been unmasked, having viewed the four uncomfortable figures that featured on the sleeve photo of the final album in the series yet… The Big Bubble. Not quite so, as these were actually three actors and a German fan, posed in white tuxedos presumably as yet another red herring. This picture was actually purported to be The Big Bubble, a band who spearheaded the Zinkenite protest, but we will get to that in a moment.
This record came out two years after the stage show had finished in and clearly took place some time after the Final Confrontation of Mark Of The Mole. In addition, the band were co-opted by a political group called the Zinkenites, an organisation demanding that a new Moholmot state was created. So along with spoofing record company avarice and political opportunists, this LP also opened up new dimensions to the Mole story. But what was the music like? The wheezing, clockwork beat and bass pulses make Gotta Gotta Get sound positively primeval and Fear For The Future is appropriately doom-laden.
Die-Stay-Go the titles point the way the story was going has more structure, with kicking drums and an almost calypso approach. The sad and dramatic Cry For The Fire provides a real highlight, with the bonus live version from Norway television also wonderful.
It has been said that the Residents set down the vocals for this LP first and built the music around it, so it Dont Tread On Me - The Residents - Mark Of The Mole (CD fascinating to see the songs in their formative states.
Disc four introduces us to the live Mole Show, heard here from the Roxy Los Angeles, part of their five night Californian sojourn.
But back in it took shape with the structure of Mark Of The Mole being seasoned with material from The Tunes Of Two Album) and also including as an encore a new version of Satisfaction. He returned to give his final address handcuffed to a wheelchair. This set captures the Mole Show in its original form and a more prevalent bass line propels things, benefiting Voice In the Air particularly. The second and final live rendering of the Mole Show in its live guise comes from a year later, on the East Coast in Washington.
This forced the band into a hive of activity in constructing new sets and also tweaking the running order to make the show special. If it had been completed and released, it would have been one of the very first music-based video games. A novel based on the album was also written in by an otherwise unknown author named T. Wadealthough it was never published.
It was later reissued again on CD without the Intermission tracks. A newly remastered and preserved edition of Mark of Album) Mole features on the first disc of Album) six-disc collection Mole Boxalong with the other releases in the Mole Trilogy, and three hours of additional previously unreleased material. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Edweena 2. Making of a Soul 3.
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