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Cry For The Fire is a track from The Residents' 1985 album The Big Bubble.

Background

In the universe of The Mole Trilogy, the song is meant to be an anthem for The Big Bubble, a band of Mole/Chub hybrids known as Cross'.

The song begins as sung in English, but eventually transitions into Mohelmot, in a powerful move. Within universe, it is considered a political anthem for Cross', and Moles.

Within reality, the song represents The Residents' reaction to their recent bankruptcy as a result of The Mole Show.

It was performed as the final song (Not including encores) to The 13th Anniversary Show, from 1985 to 1987, providing a dramatic finale to the show. The singing Resident would appear on stage with fake ears, a wig, heavy makeup, and a yellow jacket.

Appearances

Versions

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1985 Studio Version (5:54)
  2. 2.0 2.1 1985 Live Version (6:00)
  3. 1986 Live USA Version (7:31)
  4. 1986 Live Holland Version (7:26)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 1986 Live Oslo Version (7:03)
  6. 1986 Live Holland Version Excerpt (2:34)
  7. 1985 Studio Version Excerpt (1:00)
  8. 1986 Live Ritz Version (6:17)
  9. 1985 Live Version Excerpt (0:36)
  10. 1986 Live Cleveland Version (7:10)
  11. 1985 Demo Version (1:04)
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