Almost 7 years, 352 pages and 3,511 posts since this thread commenced and no-one has mentioned The Residents as yet. For shame! Allow me to address this grievous oversight forthwith.
The Residents are not genius by accident, as is most frequently achieved, rather they are genius on purpose, a much more rarefied status. Their output is so prodigious and varied that there is, amongst their vast canon, something for everyone. For my part, whilst I appreciate it all, the favoured works are those which I first encountered, the period, to my mind, of peak creativity being the early to Mid 1970's - especially Third Reich & Roll
Ladies and gentlemen, the votes are in: the eyeballs have it.
Got to know how to pony like Bonny Mash potato, do the alligator
Put your hand on your hips now
Let your backbone slip now
Now do the Watusi Like my little Lucy
This morning we are listening to the Letters From Home singers, presently singing Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, from their Thanks For The Memories album...I think? In any event, their art is clearly nostalgic and a whole lot of fun!