Today we're talking Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents, directed by Don Hardy Jr. This 2015 film peels back some of the mysterious layers surrounding the San Francisco experimental music entity that has been churning out bizarre and uncompromising albums for over 40 years. Along the way there are talking head interviews with Les Claypool, Penn Jillette, Matt Groening, and (probably) some Residents.
Our guest is Conan Neutron, a musician and scene organizer behind Victory and Associates, Mount Vicious, and his most recent project Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends (with Dale Crover of Melvins on drums). We discuss his love for the world-making aspects of The Residents and finding a home in weird music.
You can stream Theory of Obscurity on Amazon.
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