25 dicembre 2012

Cooler than cool. Per Natale quest'anno va in vendita l'opera omnia dei Residents: Ultimate Box Set, ogni cosa prodotta dal gruppo, le prime edizioni di cd, dvd, audiocassette, cd-rom, libri, album, singoli, ep, promo, picture disc, qualche poster e t-shirt, i materiali rarissimi degli esordi e perfino un bulbo oculare originale (usato), il tutto convenientemente stipato in un capiente frigorifero. Una strenna natalizia davvero esclusiva, disponibile in soli dieci esemplari (frigorifero compreso). Il prezzo è conforme: lo annuncia Randy Rose in http://vimeo.com/53441332.
Ci si consoli scaricando gratuitamente dal web la versione aggiornata al 2012 del super-classico Santa Dog, da molti ritenuto l'atto di nascita ufficiale del gruppo, nel Natale 1972.

Launching the celebration of their 40th Anniversary, The Residents are proud to announce the soon to be released UBS - or Ultimate Box Set. Packaged in a 28 cubic foot refrigerator containing releases spanning the group's entire career, the UBS holds well over 100 different products including 40 vinyl LPs, 50 CDs, and dozens of singles, EPs, DVDs, and CD-roms plus other releases. In addition to this vast array of music products, each box set will also contain one of The Residents' signature eyeball-with-top-hat masks. While the UBS is priced well beyond the reach of most consumers, it should be noted that the intended market for the box set lies within the realm of fine art. Indeed, most people are unaware of The Residents' renown in the world of museums and art galleries, but considering their current installation at the Shanghai Biennale, as well as their many exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and performances at the Pompidou Center in Paris, Lincoln Center in NYC and the Chicago Institute of Contemporary Art among others, The Residents' reputation in the art world is undeniable. Only ten of these sets will be created and it is expected that most will be sold to various museums around the world, but serious collectors are also encouraged to inquire.