Stars & Hank Forever: The American Composers Series

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Stars & Hank Forever: The American Composers Series
Residents stars and hank.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 21st 1986
LabelRalph Records, Wave Records, AIM Records, Line Records, Torso,
ProducerThe Cryptic Corporation
The Residents chronology
The 13th Anniversary Show Live in the U.S.A.
Stars & Hank Forever: The American Composers Series
13th Anniversary Show - Live In Holland
Singles from Stars & Hank Forever
  1. "Kaw-Liga / Jambalaya"
    Released: 1986
  2. "Stars & Stripes Forever! / Kaw-Liga"
    Released: 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Stars and Hank Forever was the second (and last) release in the American Composers Series by the avant garde band The Residents. The album was released in 1986. This particular release featured a side of Hank Williams songs and a medley of John Philip Sousa marches. This was also the last studio album to feature Snakefinger.

"Kaw-Liga" samples the rhythm to Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and did well in Europe; it is as close as the Residents ever got to a bona fide commercial hit.

The "Sousaside" features sound effects recorded by Philip Perkins to create the effect of a marching band on a happy occasion; "The Stars and Stripes Forever" was released in a mix without the effects as the B-side to the Kaw-Liga 7" single.

Track listing[edit]

1."Hey Good Lookin'"2:47
2."Six More Miles (To the Graveyard)"4:15
4."Ramblin' Man"3:13
6."Sousaside 23:08
Total length:42:58
Dutch CD Bonus Track


Performance: The Residents

Slide Guitar: Snakefinger