|PLEASE GO AWAY!
This recording was not intended for release. THEY HATE IT!!!
One of the earliest known recordings by the group, it was first released in November 2013 on the compilation album The Delta Nudes' Greatest Hiss, and later featured on the 2016 reissue, The Residents Present The Delta Nudes.
The song's instrumental was composed by the group's primary composer Charles Bobuck, who had wanted to write a song about lasers (a subject he was fascinated with at the time).
The group's vocalist Randy Rose, upon hearing the song after a trip to "Psilocybin Beach", instead suggested using a poem he had written about a "moon man", inspired by the then-recent landing of Apollo 11 on the moon on July 20th 1969.
The resulting song, "Moonman", would not be released to the public for more than four decades after it was recorded; in 2013 the previously unknown track received its first public release on the compilation The Delta Nudes' Greatest Hiss. It also later featured on the 2016 Klanggalerie reissue, The Residents Present The Delta Nudes.
List of releases
- The Delta Nudes' Greatest Hiss (2013) [Version 1]
- The Residents Present The Delta Nudes (2016) [Version 1]
- San Mateo home recording, 1969 (2013 mix)
- Charles Bobuck, THIS Is For READERS, 2016