The Residents

American art rock band / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short by simply answering these key questions:

Can you list the top facts and stats about The Residents?

Summarize this article for a 10 year old


The Residents are an American art collective and art rock band best known for their avant-garde music and multimedia works. Since their first official release, Meet the Residents (1974), they have released over 60 albums, numerous music videos and short films, three CD-ROM projects, and ten DVDs. They have undertaken seven major world tours and scored multiple films. Pioneers in exploring the potential of CD-ROM and similar technologies, the Residents have won several awards for their multimedia projects. They founded Ralph Records, a record label focusing on avant-garde music, in 1972.

Quick facts: The Residents, Background information, Origin...
The Residents
An eyeball helmet used by the Residents in concert
An eyeball helmet used by the Residents in concert
Background information
OriginShreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
Years active
  • 1969–1971 (unnamed) ^
  • 1971–1972 (Residents, Uninc.)
  • 1973–present (The Residents)
Past membersHardy Fox

Throughout the group's existence, the individual members have ostensibly attempted to work anonymously, preferring to have attention focused on their art. Much speculation and rumor has focused on this aspect of the group. In public, they appear silent and costumed, often wearing eyeball helmets, top hats and tails—a costume now recognized as their signature iconography. In 2017, Hardy Fox, long known to be associated with the Residents, identified himself as the band's co-founder and primary composer; he died in 2018.

Oops something went wrong: