Only for completionists (0%). The album concept, presenting a musical tour of a malevolent back-roads carnival (the setting recalls some of the nightmare imagery of a Tod Browning or David Lynch movie) should have been well within the typically twisted Residential (dis)comfort zone. But lacking the visual element of the CD-Rom itself leaves the album, like some of its freak show subjects, a stunted curiosity, with little of the iconoclastic weirdness on which the Residents built their reputation
Commercial Album is an album released by the Residents in 1980. It is commonly considered a follow-up of Duck Stab/Buster & Glen. The album pares down the concept and structure of the average commercial pop song and reduces it to a one-minute redux. It contains a compilation of 40 such sixty-second vignettes.
Redirected from The Residents' Bad Day on the Midway). Bad Day on the Midway is a CD-ROM game designed and scored by The Residents and a number of other graphic artists, including Jim Ludtke. The game was optioned by Ron Howard at Imagine Television for a proposed series to be directed by David Lynch. After two years of meetings with Lynch, the project was dropped because a script was never agreed upon.
Bad Day on the Midway is a CD-ROM game designed and scored by The Residents and a number of other graphic artists, including Jim Ludtke. The game won the 1995 'Macrovision International User Conference Award' in two categories – Best Entertainment Title and Most Innovative Use of Multimedia.
A CD soundtrack, The Residents Have a Bad Day, was released in 1996, and some of the game’s animated segments were released on the Icky Flix DVD in 2001. It does feel as if a few elements of the game were left out, either intentionally or by the limitations of what could fit on the CD-ROM. Succeeding on many levels, Bad Day on the Midway is as much a collection of wonderful art, music, and writing as it is a game. For those seeking an unusual title with simple gameplay, it is a must to try. It’s unfortunate that this was the last game The Residents had a hand in, as they could obviously breathe plenty of life and creativity into the industry. Related Articles at HG101
Artist: The Residents. Album: Bad Day On The Midway Reconsidered. Tracklist: 01 – Bad Day Re Emerges 02 – Timmy Is Now An Adult 03 – Bugs For Commas 04 – Marvelous Mayhem 05 – Around The Midway We Go 06 – Stuck To My Eyelids 07 – Passing Time By Passing Gas 08 – Lottie As An Old Lady 09 – Bad Mood Day 10 – March Of The Residents 11 – Twiddling Thumbs 12 – Falling In Love With Love 13 – Introducing A.
The discography of The Residents officially dates from Christmas 1972 to the present day (though recordings from some years earlier are also known to exist). It consists of dozens of studio, live, and compilation albums, as well as many singles, digital releases and offshoot projects. The Ballad of Stuffed Trigger (1970, unreleased). Rusty Coathangers for the Doctor (1970, unreleased). Album (recorded 1971, released 2018). Baby Sex (recorded 1971, released 2019).
In 1996 The Residents released a companion soundtrack to Bad Day on the Midway titled "Have A Bad Da. Track listing: Bad Day on the Midway. Dagmar, the Dog Woman. I Ain't Seen No Rats.