ARTiST.....: The Residents
ALBUM......: The Bunny Boy
ENCODER....: Lame 3.97
QUALiTY....: 192kbit/s vbr
Tracklist..: Boxes of Armageddon 02:12
Rabit Habit 02:14
I`m Not Crazy 02:38
Pictures from a Little Girl 02:29
What If It?s True 02:32
Fever Dreams 01:37
Butcher Shop 02:34
I Like Black 02:23
Secret Room 03:19
My Nigerian Friend 01:59
It Was Me 01:59
Golden Guy 02:22
The Bunny Boy 02:24
Blood on the Bunny 02:13
I Killed Him 02:15
The Dark Man 02:34
Secret Massage 02:38
The Black Behind 04:44
Synopis....: Not long ago, an unsolicited DVD arrived at The Residents' studio.
Since the location of the group's private inner sanctum is a
closely-guarded secret, the appearance of the disc was definitely
regarded as a little strange. Other than the occasional piece of
junk mail, nothing ever arrived at The Residents' intimate work
space without an invitation. But the envelope containing the disc
bore a familiar return address, so, after first ignoring it for
a few weeks, The Residents finally opened the package and put the
disc, crudely-labelled "Postcards From Patmos," into a DVD player.
Fascinated, the group watched as a most curious d?cument unfolded
before their eyes. It seems that a former colleague, known to
everyone as "Bunny", had become convinced that his brother had disappeared
on the Greek island of Patmos. After weeks of vainly attempting to get
assistance in locating his lost sibling, the man detailed his plight
in a series of videos. Technically inept, The Residents' former friend
was reaching out to them for assistance. It seems the man had heard
of YouTube and other internet video websites, but he had no idea how
to upload his pathetically primitive cry for help.
Uncertain as to whether they were watching evidence of a real problem,
ignored by friends and authorities, or the gradual breakdown of a
once-stable personality, The Residents were nevertheless moved by their
friend's dilemma and immediately decided to offer their help. Using their
colleague's return address and last-known phone number as starting points,
they attempted to reach him but got no response. Determined, they
contacted other friends and former co-workers of the man, but no one
had seen him for months. It was as if he had disappeared.
The group then thought the best solution was to upload their friend's
video exactly as it was given to them, but after watching the DVD
several times, they came to the conclusion that it was simply too
crude - even for YouTube. The lighting, sound quality and camera work
were so substandard that their friend's cry for help would never be seen.
While posting the videos might be a labour of love, the group's energy
and affection was obviously misplaced. But what could they do?
After brief consideration, the answer became obvious and the original
"Postcards From Patmos" DVD became the inspiration for The Residents'
latest project. Changing the name to The Bunny Boy in honour of their
missing friend, the group recorded an album of pop songs based on the
contents of the original DVD. Then, continuing to feel pathos and
inspiration for their colleague's situation, they re-created the
original "Patmos" videos.