BACH IS DEAD
The Residents Discography

Last updated: May 2011

AUDIO (1981-1986)


MARK OF THE MOLE [more]

x LP 1981 Ralph RZ8152 US
x LP 1987 Torso 40017 NL
x CD 1987 East Side Digital 80272 US
x CD 1988 Torso CD417 NL
  CD 1997 Bomba BOM 22046 JP
x CD 1997 East Side Digital 81292 US
  CD 2005 Mute STUMM 258 UK
  • Hardback book cover, packaged along with Intermission (this listing is duplicated there). Mute copies were made in the UK and distributed worldwide, so copies sold in the US (for example) are the UK-made copies, usually with a new bar-code sticker applied.

†CD only tracks from "Intermission". Not on 1997 releases.

Note: A Collector's Edition of 900 copies was released in 1982 and came with silk-screened record covers and sleeves with a brown vinyl pressing of the album. The lyrics were printed on the inner sleeve and the back cover was signed in pencil by The Residents. Some of the original pressings were shipped with a folded 50cm x 70cm promotional poster for the album.


THE TUNES OF TWO CITIES [more]

x LP 1982 Ralph RZ8202 US
  • 1st pressing: "444 Grove Street"
  • 2nd pressing: "109 Minna Street"
x CS 1983 Ralph RZC 8202 US
x LP 1988 Torso 40018 NL
x CD 1988 Torso CD418 NL
x CD 1988 East Side Digital 80282 US
  CD 1997 Bomba BOM 22047 JP
x CD 1997 East Side Digital 81302 US
  CD 2005 Mute STUMM 259 UK
  • Hardback book cover, packaged along with The Big Bubble (this listing is duplicated there). Mute copies were made in the UK and distributed worldwide, so copies sold in the US (for example) are the UK-made copies, usually with a new bar-code sticker applied.

†CD only tracks. Not on 1997 releases.


INTERMISSION [more]

x EP 1982 Ralph RZ8252 US
  • Black vinyl and red vinyl
x EP 1982 London RALPH 1 UK
x EP 1982 London 810 293-1 NL
  CD 1998 Bomba BOM 22109 JP
x CD 1998 East Side Digital 81312 US
  CD 2005 Mute STUMM 258 UK
  • Hardback book cover, packaged along with Mark of the Mole (this listing is duplicated there). Mute copies were made in the UK and distributed worldwide, so copies sold in the US (for example) are the UK-made copies, usually with a new bar-code sticker applied.

RESIDUE [more]

x LP 1983 Ralph RZ8302 US

†Edited version.

RESIDUE DEUX [more]

  CD 1998 Bomba BOM 22077 JP
x CD 1998 East Side Digital 81322 US

†Different version than appears of "Residue".

Note: This is a re-release of "Residue" with some major additions. Tracks 1 - 12 are the same as the original LP except "Walter Westinghouse" is replaced with "Scent of Mint". All other tracks were added for this release.


THE MOLE SHOW LIVE AT THE ROXY

x LP 1983 Ralph Mole Show 001 US
  • Edition of 1800 copies
x LP-PIC 1983 Ralph C-002A US
  • Edition of 1500 copies
  CD 1998 Bomba BOM 22062 JP

Note: This was originally a bootleg of a performance at The Roxy. Ralph released it after gaining possession of the master tapes.


GEORGE AND JAMES [more]

x LP 1984 Ralph RZ8402 US
  • 1st pressing: Bad pressing - rejected - Re 1 - 180 copies
  • 2nd pressing: Re 5 - 100 copies on clear vinyl - 75 copies numbered #D
x LP 1984 Korova KODE9 UK
x CS 1984 Korova CODE9 UK
  CD 1993 EuroRalph CD002 DE
  • 1st pressing: 2500 copies with monochrome inserts
  • 2nd pressing: full colour inserts
  CD 2000 Bomba BOM 22109 JP
x CD 2000 East Side Digital ESD 81482 US

†Added to the cassette release on Korova.


THE WHITE SINGLE [more]

x 7″ 1984 Ralph RZ8422 US
x 7″ 1984 Korova KOW36 UK

†This is the B-side for the Korova version, NOT "Safety is a Cootie Wootie".

Note: 4000 copies of this release were pressed on white vinyl with a blue "iris" label and clear sleeve with red veins printed on it to achieve an eyeball effect. 300 of these had the labels for the A and B sides switched. 5000 copies were also pressed on black vinyl and referred to as "The Black Single" with no accompanying artwork. The Korova release is on black vinyl with simple white computer type on a black background on the sleeve.


ASSORTED SECRETS [more]

x CS 1984 Ralph 181 US
  • Edition of 2000 copies
x CD 2000 Ralph America RA 08 US
  • Machine numbered edition of 1200 copies

TRACK LISTING FOR THE CASSETTE RELEASE

TRACK LISTING FOR THE COMPACT DISC RELEASE

†This is a different take than the cassette version.


RALPH BEFORE '84 - VOLUME 1, THE RESIDENTS

x LP 1984 Korova KODE 10 UK

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VILENESS FATS? [more]

x LP 1984 Ralph RZ8452 US
  • 1st pressing: 98 copies on transparent red vinyl
  • All subsequent pressings: black vinyl
x CD 1991 Torso CD204 NL
x CD 1991 East Side Digital 80592 US

†CD only tracks taken from "The Census Taker".


THE CENSUS TAKER [more]

x LP 1985 Episode ED21 US
  • Black vinyl and red vinyl (450 copies)

THE BIG BUBBLE [more]

x LP 1985 Ralph RZ8552 US
  • 1st pressing, gatefold sleeve: first 450 copies on marbled pink vinyl, the rest on black vinyl
  • 2nd pressing, standard sleeve: black vinyl.
x CS 1985 Ralph RZ-8552C US
x LP 1985 Wave SP25-6014 JP
x CD 1989 Torso CD419 NL
x CD 1989 East Side Digital ESD 80342 US
  CD 1998 Bomba BOM 22078 JP
x CD 2000 East Side Digital ESD 81462 US
  CD 2005 Mute STUMM 259 UK
  • Hardback book cover, packaged along with Tunes of Two Cities (this listing is duplicated there). Mute copies were made in the UK and distributed worldwide, so copies sold in the US (for example) are the UK-made copies, usually with a new bar-code sticker applied.

†CD only tracks. Not on releases from 1998 on.

Note: The marbled pink vinyl copies were made to look like bubble gum. The wave release contains a lyric sheet NOT provided by The Residents.


MEMORIAL HITS

x LP 1985 Wave SP25-6015 JP

Note: The lyric sheet was not provided by The Residents.


THE PAL TV LP

x LP 1985 Doublevision DVR17 UK
  • 1st pressing: 5000 copies on red vinyl, labels switched
  • 2nd pressing: Black vinyl, labels corrected

THE 13TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW, LIVE IN JAPAN / THE EYEBALL SHOW [more]

x LP 1986 Ralph RZ8602 US
  • Black vinyl and white vinyl (100 copies)
x CS 1986 Ralph RZ-C602 US
x LP 1986 Virgin VG 50207 GR
x LP 1986 Ginger GILP010 ES
x LP 1986 Wave SP25-6017 JP
x LP 1986 Aim 1006 AU
x CS 1986 Aim 1006C AU
x LP 1986 Torso LP 33018 NL

†Not mentioned in the track listing.
* Cassette release only.

Note: The Wave Records release ("The Eyeball Show") comes with a lyric sheet provided by The Residents. The cassette release runs roughly 20 minutes longer and contains longer versions of songs which were edited on the album as well as unreleased live versions of "Passing the Bottle", "Ship's A Goin' Down", and "Tourniquet of Roses".

THE 13TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW, LIVE IN TOKYO

  CD 1999 Bomba BOM 22113 JP
x CD 2000 East Side Digital ESD 81472 US

Note: This is the same recording (Tokyo 30/10/85) as Live in Japan / The Eyeball Show. The album was re-released with a new title, cover and a revised and extended track listing.


LIVE IN THE USA / THE 13TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR [more]

x 2xCS 1986 Ralph RZ-C182 US
x 2xCD 1992 UWEB UWEB 006/007 US

†Not listed in booklet.

Note: The "Intro" track is the eulogy for the stolen eyeball. Both editions of this release were limited to 500 copies. The double CD edition had a numbered heavy-stock sleeve to house it and came in a paper "Delicious Burger" wrapper. The first 200 copies of the cassette release have a blank white and a blank black cassette.


HEAVEN?

x CD 1986 Ryko RCD 20012 US

HELL!

x CD 1986 Ryko RCD 20013 US

STARS & HANK FOREVER [more]

x LP 1986 Ralph RZ8652 US
  • Black vinyl and blue vinyl
x CS 1986 Ralph RZC652 US
  • Black case and white case
x LP 1986 Wave SP25-6022 JP
x LP 1986 Torso 33022 NL
x LP 1986 Line 4.00251J DE
  • White vinyl
x LP 1986 Aim 1013 AU
x CS 1986 Aim 1013C AU
  • Mistitled "Stars & Stripes" on spine
x LP 1986 Ginger GILP06 ES
x LP 1986 Virgin VG 50237 GR
x CD 1986 Torso CD022 NL
  • "Sousaside" mistitled as "Sousapart"
  CD 2000 Bomba BOM 22110 JP
x CD 2000 East Side Digital ESD 81492 US

†CD only track on Torso release only.
††Incorrectly titled as "El Capitan".


IT'S A MAN'S MAN'S MAN'S WORLD / JAILHOUSE ROCK

x 7″ 1986 Aim FAN004 AU
  • 1st pressing: Labels reversed
  • 2nd pressing: Correct labelling

Note: These are live versions from Australian performances.


KAW-LIGA [more]

x 7″-PIC 1986 Ralph RZ8621 US
x 7″ 1986 Ralph RZ8622 US
  • Black vinyl and white vinyl (300 copies)
x 7″ 1986 Torso 70022 NL
  • At least 2 pressings were made, one with a grey label, one with a graphic design label

†Replaces "Star and Stripes Forever" on Torso release only.

Note: The first 2000 picture singles were pressed on transparent red vinyl, however the first 28 copies were mistakenly pressed on black vinyl. The 3000 copy non-picture pressing was on black vinyl and packaged in sleeves (inners initially cardboard and later paper) featuring artwork identical to the picture releases.


KAW-LIGA PRAIRIE MIX

x 12″ 1986 Torso 12022 NL
x 12″ 1986 Ginger GI0031 ES
x 12″ 1987 Tom-Tom Club 101086 FR
x CD3 1988 Torso CD322 NL

†CD only track.

Note: The French version of the EP was called "Kaw-liga Dancemix" but had the same track listing as the Torso original.


EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS

x 7″ 1986 Cryptic RZ-SP-1 US

Note: This was a 1-sided single on transparent green vinyl and packaged in plain white sleeves. 800 copies were made and attached to the back cover of the first edition copies of "The Cryptic Guide to The Residents" book. See elsewhere in this discography for more information on the book.


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