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Demons Dance Alone


Download links and information about Demons Dance Alone by The Residents. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Avant Garde Jazz, Rock, Progressive Rock, Avant Garde Metal, Alternative, Classical genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 53:44 minutes.

Artist: The Residents
Release date: 2002
Genre: Avant Garde Jazz, Rock, Progressive Rock, Avant Garde Metal, Alternative, Classical
Tracks: 16
Duration: 53:44
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No. Title Length
1. Betty's Body 3:29
2. Mickey Macaroni 2:42
3. Wolverines 2:52
4. Mr. Wonderful 3:50
5. The Weatherman 3:04
6. Caring 3:49
7. The Car Thief 3:58
8. Baja 2:26
9. My Brother Paul 3:07
10. The Beekeeper's Daughter 2:53
11. Make Me Moo 3:13
12. Ghost Child 2:56
13. Honey Bear 4:14
14. Thundering Skies 2:51
15. Neediness 4:08
16. Demons Dance Alone 4:12



To mark their 30th anniversary as a band, the Residents released this strangely programmatic album, their first since 1998's Wormwood: Curious Stories From the Bible. According to Cryptic Corporation (the band's corporate face), the songs on Demons Dance Alone were "written for the most part in the days following September 11" and "capture a quite different side of the Residents" — a vulnerable and questioning side that poses unanswerable questions. What this means is a more subdued ambience and more tunefulness, and a little bit less "nyah-nyah-nyah," though not that much less. The first singing voice (on "Life Would Be Wonderful") is that dorky pseudo-country & western one that listeners have all come to know and be irritated by, but the next one sounds like it could be Syd Straw or maybe Lori Carson (Residents are never identified by name), and the song she sings, "The Weatherman," is disarming in its naked emotion. Goofiness is never far from the surface, as song titles like "Mickey Macaroni" and "Make Me Moo" indicate, but this time out it is seriously tempered by what sound like — dare one suggest it? — intimations of mortality.