Tweedles

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Tweedles
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Studio album by The Residents
Released October 31, 2006
Recorded 2005–2006
Genre Avant-Garde, Experimental rock
Length 61:09
Label Mute
The Residents chronology
River Of Crime
(2006)
Tweedles
(2006)
The Voice of Midnight
(2007)
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Tweedles is a concept album by The Residents released on October 31, 2006. The CD is accompanied by a two-part book: the first half consists of the album's spoken lines, and the second half contains the lyrics of the songs.

It was recorded in 2006 when The Residents were invited by a friend in Romania to try out his new recording studios. As The Residents' own studio was undergoing maintenance to make it earthquake-resistant and could not be used for a year, they took the opportunity to record a new album.

Concept[edit]

Tweedles tells the story of a sexual predator from a first person perspective. The character is shown contemplating his internal conflicts, lack of empathy, and romantic idealism that he ultimately cannot attain. Toward the end of the album it is revealed that Tweedles is the name of a clown alter-ego the narrator would have created if he had succeeded in becoming an entertainer.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Dreams" 3:54
2. "Almost Perfect" 4:05
3. "Mark of the Male" 2:14
4. "Life" 3:37
5. "Isolation" 4:21
6. "Stop Signs" 6:05
7. "Elevation" 4:55
8. "Forgiveness" 1:28
9. "Insincere" 2:07
10. "The Perfect Lover" 3:32
11. "Brown Cow" 5:18
12. "Sometimes" 3:06
13. "Ugly (At the End)" 3:19
14. "Keep Talkin'" 3:41
15. "Shame on Me" 6:50
16. "Susie Smiles" 2:37
Total length: 61:09