26 luglio 2020

Prima di Freak Show e Gingerbread Man, particolarmente attesi da molti appassionati, la serie pREServed si rivolge al recupero in 'realtà aumentata' di un altro grande classico dei Residents prodotto nelle transizioni di metà carriera, Cube-E - The History Of American Music In 3 E-Z Pieces. Sarà un box di sette cd con rarità e molti inediti, pronto per ottobre presso Cherry Red Records.

In the late 1980s The Residents embarked on what many fans still consider their greatest live project. Cube-E – The History Of American Music In 3 E-Z Pieces spanned almost four years and proposed to do nothing less than its title suggested, telling the story of American popular music, from its birth around the campfires of a non-existent Old West to its death at the hands of Elvis and the British Invasion, all in three easy pieces. Performed on TV and on stage around the world between 1987 and 1990, the show saw The Residents fully embrace their loves of elaborate and imaginative staging, the latest in music technology and, of course, The King - Elvis Aaron Presley. It goes without saying that there was barely a dry seat in the house, and alongside live recordings and contemporaneous studio material this pREServed set includes the previously unreleased demos for the entire King & Eye album, which saw the group tackle twenty-something (you can count ’em!) of Mr. Swivel Hips’ hottest hits. Spread across an inescapably unwieldy 7CDs at the group’s insistence, “Cube-E pREServed” is the final word in Americana cool. Or so it says here!