The Tunes of Two Cities

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The Tunes of Two Cities
Studio album by The Residents
Released March 1982
Recorded October 1980-January 1982
Genre Avant-garde, noise rock
Length 39:50
The Residents chronology
Mark of the Mole
The Tunes of Two Cities
Intermission: Extraneous Music from the Residents' Mole Show
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Tunes of Two Cities is an album by The Residents, released in 1982. It is part two of the Mole Trilogy. Rather than forwarding the story of the battle between the Mole People and the Chubs, the record's concept is to display the differences between the two cultures through their music. The music of the Chubs is light cocktail jazz, while that of the Moles tends toward industrial hymns. A major feature of this album is that it was one of the first to use the E-mu Emulator, one of the earliest commercial digital samplers.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Serenade for Missy"   3:16
2. "A Maze of Jigsaws"   2:52
3. "Mousetrap"   3:32
4. "God of Darkness"   3:18
5. "Smack Your Lips (Clap Your Teeth)"   3:59
6. "Praise for the Curse"   2:52
7. "The Secret Seed"   2:47
8. "Smokebeams"   2:43
9. "Mourning the Undead"   3:05
10. "Song of the Wild"   3:24
11. "The Evil Disposer"   3:16
12. "Happy Home"   4:46
Total length:
  • Bonus Tracks (1988 CD release only)
  1. "Open Up"
  2. "Anvil Forest"
  3. "Scent of Mint"