The Tunes Of Two Cities

Artist: Residents
Label: Ralph Records
Catalog#: RZ 8202
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1982
A1 Serenade For Missy  

Guitar - Snakefinger
Saxophone - Norman Salant

A2 A Maze Of Jigsaws  
A3 Mousetrap  
A4 God Of Darkness  
A5 Smack Your Lips (Clap Your Teeth)  

Guitar - Snakefinger

A6 Praise For The Curse  
B1 The Secret Seed  
B2 Smokebeams  

Guitar - Snakefinger

B3 Mourning The Undead  
B4 Song Of The Wild  
B5 The Evil Disposer  
B6 Happy Home (Excerpt From Act II Of "Innisfree")  

Vocals - Nessie Lessons


Artwork [Cover By] - Pore No Graphics
Written-By, Performer - Residents


First pressing with "444 Grove Street" adress on back sleeve, bottom left. It has also the "10th Anniversary" logo on the bottom right, and the mention "Special special thanks to E-Mu Systems for the fabulous Emulator" just under.
The sleeve was re-printed in 1983 with new adress, Cryptic logo, but no mention of thanks to E-Mu System: The Tunes Of Two Cities. However the disc is the same with same matrix numbers.
Sleeve notes:
"The Tunes Of Two Cities" is the second part of The Residents' Mole Trilogy which began with "Mark Of The Mole" in 1981. While the first LP is an elaborately told story of political and social struggle, "Two Cities" is a documentaion of the music of these two different cultures as they were before fate threw them into turmoil.
The tracks on this record alternate between societies. First one culture...then the other...making its point, not just by what is said...but by the listener's willingness to understand the globe wrenching power of "DIFFERENCE".

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