The Bunny Boy

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The Bunny Boy
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1, 2008
Recorded2007-2008
GenreExperimental rock, noise rock
Length47:52
LabelMVD Audio / Santa Dog
The Residents chronology
The Voice of Midnight
(2007)
The Bunny Boy
(2008)
Postcards from Patmos
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

The Bunny Boy is an album released on September 1, 2008, by avant-garde group The Residents.[2] According to the group's blog, the album is similar to their previous albums Duck Stab, The Commercial Album and Demons Dance Alone and contains "19 fast paced songs" about "[o]bsession, insanity and the coming Apocalypse".[2] In addition to The Residents, frequent collaborators Nolan Cook, Carla Fabrizio and Joshua Raoul Brody also appear on the album.

A tour started in October, and a narrative Internet series also appeared on YouTube. The series concerns a character known as the Bunny Boy or Bunny, who makes videos in his secret room and puts them on YouTube. In the videos he asks viewers to help him find his brother Harvey, who went missing on the island of Patmos in Greece. Bunny encourages fans to email him. The Residents' official website later announced that Bunny wished his videos to be removed. Later, they uploaded the first season again via SeeOfSound, so that the advertising money would go towards Bunny's bus ticket to Arkansas. A second season began on 16 February. The series ran for 66 episodes, which were later released on a DVD entitled Is Anybody Out There?.

A comic book The Bunny Boy Comic, illustrated by Adam Weller with a script by The Residents and Bunny, saw a limited release of 199 copies on RalphAmerica in June 2010 and was also sold at the European leg of the Talking Light tour.[3][4]

A book The Bunny Boy Emails, containing a selection of the emails between Bunny and his fans, picked by Jen Kraynak and Paulie Kraynak of Bandits Mages, was released in 2019 after a crowdfunding campaign.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Boxes of Armageddon"
  2. "Rabbit Habit"
  3. "I'm Not Crazy"
  4. "Pictures from a Little Girl"
  5. "What If It's True?"
  6. "Fever Dreams"
  7. "Butcher Shop"
  8. "I Like Black"
  9. "Secret Room"
  10. "My Nigerian Friend"
  11. "It Was Me"
  12. "Golden Guy"
  13. "The Bunny Boy"
  14. "Blood on the Bunny"
  15. "I Killed Him"
  16. "The Dark Man"
  17. "Secret Message"
  18. "Patmos"
  19. "The Black Behind"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "The Bunny Boy". Archived from the original on July 2, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-03.
  3. ^ "Adam Weller".
  4. ^ "Adam Weller".
  5. ^ "The Bunny Boy Emails".

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