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"Aircraft Damage" (AKA Kick A Cat) is a song by Arf & Omega with The Singing Lawn Chairs, produced by Residents, Uninc. for inclusion in the Vileness Fats film project and released on the Santa Dog EP in 1972.


History

In Vileness Fats, it is a chant invoking Weescoosa, the mystical Indian princess, to appear and rescue the town of Vileness Flats from an attack by the Bell Boys. It was performed live during The Residents' first official live performance in 1976.

For the group and song's 20th anniversary the song was mixed with Picnic In The Jungle to produce Kick A Picnic.

In 1999, the song was re-recorded for the 'Refused' album, this version was retitled 'Pestilence;

The song was partially re-recorded again in 2001, as part of the Vileness Fats segment of the Icky Flix film. This version is a mash-up with 'The Knife Fight'

Aircraft Damage has since been reissued a number of times on various compilations, including ERA B474 in 2012 and Greatest Hiss in 2013.

Lyrics

Arf & Omega: Weescoosa! Weescoosa!
Arf: New Mexico delivers --
Arf & Omega: Weescoosa!
Omega: But the message must be anyway;
Arf: Adenauer's gilded flower's towered over me for years,
Omega: But now I need a new excuse;
Arf & Omega: Weescoosa! Weescoosa! Weescoosa knows the way!
Arf: She'll free that tree strewn river gravy --
Omega: Rushin' down the animal death knoll stream;
Arf & Omega: Feeding mouths with wings of trouts and wheeling trays of peppered snouts
Arf: To inside civil eyed horny totin' baking pies;
Omega: Eyes are big for what they wait.
Arf: They stand on backs too weak for stakes
Omega: The game will have to change before the effervescence is real.
Arf: And I don't even care!
Omega: Oh boy! Hamburgers... Mayonnaise... Mustard... Kicking cats and Vileness Fats 
for caviar --
Arf: Do you ever?
Omega: Do you ever --
Arf & Omega: Wonder who you are?
Omega: Well, kick a cat --
Arf: Kick a cat --
Arf & Omega: Kick a cat today!
Omega: Fish are dumb --
Arf: Pluck an eye from one!
Arf & Omega: Kick a cat, kick a cat, kick a cat today; fish are dumb, pluck an eye 
from one!
The Singing Lawnchairs: 
Kick a cat
Kick a cat today
Kick a cat
Kick a cat today
Weescoosa knows the way...

Credits

  • Performance: Arf And Omega featuring The Singing Lawn Chairs
  • Written By: B Barnes & C America

Releases

Versions

  1. 1972 Version Single Edit (3:45)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 1972 Version (3:53)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1976 Live Version Edit (2:18)
  4. 2001 Version (4:28)
  5. 5.0 5.1 1976 Live Version (5:09)
  6. 6.0 6.1 1976 Live Reprise Version (1:30)
  7. 1976 'Backing Tape' version (3:55)


Santadog-sml-transparent.png Santa Dog
(1972)

Side A: "Fire" by Ivory and the Brain Eaters · Side B: "Explosion" by The Delta Nudes
Side C: "Lightning" by The College Walkers · Side D: "Aircraft Damage" by Arf and Omega feat. The Singing Lawn Chairs

Personnel
Residents, Uninc. · Arf and Omega Berry (Palmer Eiland and George Ewart) · The Singing Lawn Chairs (Pamela Zeibak)

Related works
Vileness Fats ·"Santa Dog '78" · "Santa Dog '84" · "Santa Dog 88" · "Santa Dog '92" · Refused · "Santa Dog 17"

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Vfshoppingcart-sml-transparent.png Vileness Fats
(1972 - 1976)

Cast and characters
Saint Steve / Lonesome Jack (Jay Clem) · Weescoosa (Sally Lewis) · Arf and Omega Berry (Palmer Eiland and George Ewart) · Ninnie (Danny Williams) · Steve's Mother (Marge Howard) · Peggy Honeydew (Margaret Smyk) · Weenie (Danny Williams) · Uncle Willy (Hardy Fox)
with
Irene Dogmatic · J. Raoul Brody · Barry "Schwump" Schwam · Hugo Olson · Bill Dewalt · Diane Flynn · Homer Flynn · Tony Logan · Dennis Sealy · The Mysterious N. Senada as himself

Crew
The Residents: direction, screenplay, music, sets, costumes · Graeme Whifler: lighting, sets, second unit direction · Diane Flynn: costumes · John Kennedy: editing

Soundtrack music
"Aircraft Damage" · "Mammy" · "The Importance of Evergreen" · "Eloise" · "Kamikaze Lady" · "Lonely At The Top" · "Fever" · "Russian Love Song" · X Is For Xtra ("March de la Winni" · "Asonarose" · "Soundtrack Music Piece 17")

Related works
The Boarding House performance · Santa Dog · Meet The Residents · Not Available (X Is For Xtra) · The Third Reich 'n Roll (video) · Oh Mummy! Oh Daddy! performance · Fingerprince · Whatever Happened To Vileness Fats? (soundtrack · PAL TV LP) · Video Voodoo · Twenty Twisted Questions · Icky Flix (soundtrack · "The Knife Fight" · RZ VF) · Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents · Triple Trouble (trailer · soundtrack)

Related articles
Vileness Flats · Atomic Shopping Carts · Residents, Uninc. · Sycamore St. studio · Ralph Records · The Cryptic Corporation · The Ugly Grey Theater

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