01 aprile 2019

Chi mai avrebbe potuto pubblicare il proprio album d'esordio il primo di aprile, se non i Residents? Quarantacinque anni fa, esatti.

What kind of fools would release their debut album on April 1st? Well, we figured nobody else would, so forty-five years ago to the day Meet The Residents was introduced to an unprepared public. It took a while to catch on – rumours of the album selling a total of forty copies in its first year may or may not be true – but nowadays people seem to like it. And John Lennon supposedly kept a copy on his mantelpiece, which presumably can’t be said of many other records. So let’s hear it for debut albums, for April Fools and for those forty individuals who got it from day one back in 1974.