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18-20 Sycamore Street, San Francisco, California is a three-storey building which was rented by Residents, Uninc. in 1972, following their move to San Francisco from their apartment in San Mateo.

A former print-works with a completely open ground floor, the building was large enough to act simultaneously as a recording studio, art and design studio, film soundstage, record label headquarters, and living space for several people. During this time, the building was nicknamed El Ralpho, in honor of the group's then-newly founded record label Ralph Records.

Prior to the group moving into the premises, it had been used as a dog photography studio (which had also produced some pornography on the side). When they moved in, the building was still full of photographs of dogs; one Polaroid photograph found in the building inspired Residents, Uninc.'s debut EP Santa Dog.

The Residents and Ralph Records remained in the Sycamore Street studio until July 1976, when they moved into an even larger office and studio space at 444 Grove Street.

Recordings

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External links and references

Wbrmx-sml-transparent.png The Delta Nudes / Residents, Uninc.
(1967 - 1974)

Major works
Rusty Coathangers for the Doctor (1970) · The Ballad of Stuffed Trigger (1970) · The W***** B*** Album (1971) · B.S. (1971) · Santa Dog (1972)

Other recordings
"I Hear Ya Got Religion" / "Moonman" (1969) · 1-10 (With A Touch of 11) (ca. 1973)

Compilation albums
ERA B474 (2012) · The Delta Nudes' Greatest Hiss (2013) · The Residents Present The Delta Nudes (2016) · A Nickle If Your Dick's This Big (2019)

Live shows
The Boarding House, October 18th 1971 · Philip's Wedding, October 31st 1971 · Chris' Party, October 19th 1972

Collaborators
Randy Rose · Charles Bobuck · Hardy Fox · Homer Flynn · Palmer Eiland · Roger "Bunny" Hartley · Jay Clem · John Kennedy · Roland Sheehan · Bob Tangney · Jim Whitaker · N. Senada · Philip "Snakefinger" Lithman · Peggy Honeydew (Margaret Swaton) · The Singing Lawn Chairs (Pamela Zeibak)

Related articles
San Mateo apartment · Hal Halverstadt · Porno Graphics · Sycamore St. studio · Ralph Records · The Residents · Vileness Fats · Meet The Residents · The Third Reich 'n Roll · "Satisfaction" · "Aphids In The Hall" · The Cryptic Corporation · WB:RMX
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