Residents (The) - Fingerprince (Tourniquet Of Roses) (Music CD) available on December 27 2014 from Base for 8.69
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Recorded in 1976, Fingerprince is The Resident's fourth album. However, when it was being recorded it was not called ""Fingerprince."" In 1976 it was called ""Tourniquet of Roses"" and was so long that it would have consumed three LP sides. The album was cut back to the standard length of two sides, which was renamed ""Fingerprince"". Thanks to the length of CD, the original ""Tourniquet of Roses"" was restored. The title ""Fingerprince"" is still in use for the longer version however. Recorded in 1976, Fingerprince is The Resident's fourth album. However, when it was being recorded it was not called "Fingerprince." In 1976 it was called "Tourniquet of Roses" and was so long that it would have consumed three LP sides. The album was cut back to the standard length of two sides, which was renamed "Fingerprince". Thanks to the length of CD, the original "Tourniquet of Roses" was restored. The title "Fingerprince" is still in use for the longer version however.
Fingerprince, aka Tourniquet Of Roses, now that it includes much of what was on the Babyfingers E.P., is a classic seminal Residents release. Much of what is on this album is expanded upon exponentially on later Residents albums. The twisted nursery rhyme pop ditties paved way for Duck Stab/Buster & Dave and The Commercial Album. The narrative pop opera of Walter Westinghouse led the way for such epics as Mark Of The Mole and God In Three Persons. The bookends of You Yesyesyes point towards their later work..
i think the title of the review sums it up quite nicely.the early "residents" recordings are their best,imho and "fingerprince" might be the best of all.les claypool must've listened to this record 10,000 times.
This album is one of their best, along with the commercial album and duck stab/buster and glen. It's got all the things that make the residents what they are. The wacky instrumentation and the funny voices especially. Some nice enough tunes here. Yesysyes is pretty good, and has a bit when they play the 'third man' theme tune ...couldn't tell you what instrument though, it sounds very strange. Godsong is very good, my personal favourite. Really good lyrics and vocals, heavy thudding bass playing, and crappy..