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The Residents - Not Available Album

The Residents - Not Available Album
Performer: The Residents
Genre: Electro
Title: Not Available
MP3 album size: 2667 mb
FLAC album size: 1612 mb
Style: Experimental
Country: Japan
Released: 27 Apr 1997
Catalog number: BOM22011
Label: Bomba Records


1Part Three: Ship's A Going Down6:35
2Part Two: The Making Of A Soul10:01
4Part One: Edweena9:33
5Part Four: Never Known Questions7:01


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
RR1174The Residents Not Available ‎(LP, Album, Pur)Ralph RecordsRR1174US1978
RR1174The Residents Not Available ‎(LP, Album, Ora)Ralph RecordsRR1174US1978
HYCA-2022The Residents Not Available ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Car)Birdsong, Hayabusa LandingsHYCA-2022Japan2010
TORSO CD 414The Residents Not Available ‎(CD, Album, RE, PDO)TorsoTORSO CD 414Netherlands1988
NRT007The Residents Not Available ‎(2xCD, Album, RE, RM)New Ralph Too, Cherry Red, MVD AudioNRT007UK, Europe & US2019


  • Composed By, Arranged By, PerformerThe Residents
  • Cover [Based On A Drawing By A Resident]Pore-Know Graphics
  • Liner Notes [Reissue]湯浅学
  • ProducerThe Residents


Digipak with obi. Includes 16-page booklet with Japanese / English text and lyrics.

Originally released on vinyl in 1978 on Ralph Records.
Digitally re-mastered by Master & Servant, Hamburg, Germany.

All tracks Pale Pachyderm Publishing (BMI)
(c) (p) 1978-1997, The Cryptic Corporation

Manufactured and distributed by Bomba Records, Inc. Tokyo, Japan
Under license from The Cryptic Corporation
℗ 1997 JASRAC R-9730497 Stereo


  • Matrix / Runout: BOM-22011 MT C04
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L263
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 4489
  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Rights Society: BMI


  • Licensed From – Cryptic Corporation
  • Distributed By – Bomba Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Bomba Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cryptic Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Cryptic Corporation
  • Pressed By – Memory-Tech
  • Published By – Pale Pachyderm Publishing
  • Remastered At – Master & Servant



Not Available is the second studio album released as the fourth by the Residents. It was originally recorded as a follow up to 1974's Meet the Residents. However, following the Theory of Obscurity, it was immediately locked away in a bank vault with no plans to issue it until the members of the band had completely forgotten about its existence. It did surface in 1978 due to continued delays on the Eskimo record and the Cryptic Corporation's desire to have some sort of the Residents' release, as the. Artist: The Residents Album: Not Available Extended Version recorded on 1974 but released only on January 11, 2011 Tracklist: 1. Part One: Edweena 0:04. Not Available. The Residents. Released 1978. Not Available Tracklist. Edweena Lyrics. About Not Available. Recorded in absolute secrecy as a form of group therapy, this masterpiece was created according to The Residents' Theory of Obscurity. This, very roughly, means an artist creates art with no output from the outside world whatsoever nor can they release their work until they have completely forgotten about it, as is the case with Not Available. Not Available is the second album by The Residents, supposedly recorded by the group in complete secrecy in 1974, and shelved after completion, to be released only when the group had entirely forgotten it. A dense operetta with a cohesive musical approach, Not Available would eventually be released by The Cryptic Corporation on Ralph Records on October 12th 1978, as a stop-gap following continual delays in the release of the group's ambitious project Eskimo. LP 12 album, 33 rpm, Includes Download Card. Residents Format: Vinyl. Not Available was completed in 1974 and stored. Several years later, in 1978, The Residents were severely over schedule on their opus, Eskimo. The record company pulled Not Available from the masters room and released it. Surprisingly, The Residents were not upset by this fact since it in no way violated their original intent. Vinyl February 8, 2011. Not Available used what was referred to as the theory of obscurity which called for the album to not be released until its makers literally forgot about its existence. It is said to be, questionably, the Residents' second recorded album in 1974, only to be released in 1978 after utilizing the theory of obscurity. Not Available' is a sad album which consists of long pieces that evolve into an unpredictable but catchy algorithm. The sound is refined and evocative power is thereby increased tenfold. The Residents would have produced it in 1974 with no intention to release it and it was not until 1978 that the album was released. With this record, The Residents have taken a giant step. Not only their world revolves more organically but musical scores are impeccable. The Residents' album Not Available was originally recorded as a follow-up to 1974's Meet the Residents. It did surface in 1978 due to continued delays on the Eskimo album and the Cryptic Corporation's desire to have some sort of Residents release, as the re-release of the single Satisfaction the same year had garnered some attention in Europe. A new version of is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. Play album. Альбом 1978 Песен: 5. The Residents - Not Available 1978. To favorites 3 Download album. Listen album. Songs in album The Residents - Not Available 1978. The Residents - EDWEENA. The Residents - THE MAKING OF A SOUL. The Residents - SHIP's A' GOING DOWN. The Residents - A NEVER KNOWN QUESTION. The Residents - EPILOUGE
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