Twenty Twisted Questions

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Twenty Twisted Questions
LaserDisc Cover
Video by The Residents
Released May 28, 1992[1]
Recorded 1972-1992
Genre Experimental, Avant-garde, Noise rock, Multimedia
Length 60 minutes
Label Voyager Company

Twenty Twisted Questions is a 1992 LaserDisc by American avant-garde group "The Residents". It is a compilation of the band's history up to Freak Show, their then multimedia project. The footage was released in Europe as a PAL VHS without the LaserDisc features.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

Video and Film Art[edit]

  1. The Third Reich 'n Roll
    1. (Swastikas on Parade)
  2. Eloise
  3. One Minute Movies
    1. Moisture
    2. Act of Being Polite
    3. Perfect Love
    4. Simple Song
  4. This is a Man's Man's Man's World
  5. Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers
  6. Don't Be Cruel
  7. Freak Show
    1. Everyone Comes to the Freak Show
    2. Harry the Head
    3. Nobody Laughs When They Leave

Side 2[edit]

Performance Art[edit]

  1. The Mole Show (Narrated by Penn Jillette)
  2. The 13 Anniversary Show
    1. Where is She?
  3. Cube-E
    1. Buckaroo Blues
    2. Black Barry
    3. The Baby King

Music and Graphic Arts[edit]

Featured discography from The Residents from 1972 (Santa Dog) to 1991 (Freak Show)

End Credits, Bonus Track[edit]

  1. Production Credits
  2. Ty's Freak Show (This track was recorded on November 17, 1991 using NEC's video editing software at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA)[2]

Production Credits[edit]

  • Directed by The Residents
  • Produced by The Cryptic Corp.
  • Executive Producer: Michael Nash, The Voyager Co.
  • Music Written and Performed by The Residents and Published by Pale Pachyderm, [BMI] Except where noted
  • Edited by Skip Sweeny, Video Free America; Laurie Schmidt, San Francisco Production Group
  • Technical Director: Morgan Holly
  • Production Coordinator: Kim Finneran
  • The Voyager Company
  • Package Design by Rex Ray
  • Liner Notes by Barry Walters
  • Music Selected by Uncle Willie
  • Special Thanks: Chris McGregor, Ty Roberts, Light Source/NEC, OSC/Digidesign, Apple Computer, New Tek Inc.
  • (Copyright notices for track optimized for frame by frame feature.)

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Critical Response[edit]

At the time, Entertainment Weekly video critic Ty Burr rated it a C+. He said that the video "...is for undiscriminating fans only: It's the high-tech version of a souvenir T-shirt."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LaserDisc Database". Retrieved Jan 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Related Live Events". Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  3. ^ The Residents; The Voyager Company (1992). "End Credits, 24:33- 24:51". Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Burr, Ty (26 June 1992). "The Residents: Twenty Twisted Questions | Reviews and News". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on Apr 21, 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2012.