PAL TV LP is a 1985 compilation album by The Residents, released in the United Kingdom on Doublevision.


PAL TV LP was released in Britain by Doublevision to promote the PAL video format release of The Residents' debut home video release Mole Show/Whatever Happened To Vileness Fats? (previously released in the United States on their NTSC video format), and effectively acts as the soundtrack to that VHS.

It features previously unreleased live recordings from The Mole Show tour on the first side, and pieces from the soundtrack to the short video Whatever Happened To Vileness Fats? on the second. The first 5000 copies were pressed on red vinyl, which had the side labels reversed.

PAL TV LP was reissued for the first time in 2019.

Track listing

Side A: The Mole Show Live

  1. Smack Your Lips (Clap Your Teeth) (4:15)
  2. Another Land (4:25)
  3. Final Confrontation (7:34)
  4. Happy Home (2:53)

Side B: Extracts of Fats

  1. Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats? (4:09)
  2. Broccolli & Saxophone / Eloise (3:35)
  3. Lord It's Lonely (1:31)
  4. The Knife Fight (8:00)

2019 Expanded Edition

The 2019 Expanded Edition features a shortened version of 'The Knife Fight', as well as the complete unedited Mole Show at The House concert from 1982, it has one additional minute of pre-show chatter cut from previous releases of the concert on Assorted Secrets.

  1. Smack Your Lips (Clap Your Teeth) (4:08)
  2. Another Land (4:24)
  3. Final Confrontation (7:42)
  4. Happy Home (2:36)
  5. Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats? (4:12)
  6. Broccolli & Saxophone / Eloise (3:37)
  7. Lord It's Lonely (1:33)
  8. The Knife Fight (7:13)

Bonus Tracks

  1. The Mole Show Live At The House (35:13)
    1. Voices of the Air
    2. The Ultimate Disaster
      1. Won't You Keep Us Working?
      2. First Warning
      3. Back To Normality?
      4. The Sky Falls
    3. Migration
      1. March To The Sea
      2. The Observer
      3. Hole-Workers New Hymn
    4. Another Land
      1. Rumors
      2. Arrival
    5. The New Machine
      1. Idea
      2. Ugly Rumors
      3. Construction
      4. Failure
      5. Reconstruction
      6. Success
    6. Final Confrontation
      1. Driving The Moles Away
      2. Don't Tread On Me
      3. The Short War
      4. Resolution?

Release History

Year Label Format Region
1985 Doublevision LP UK & EU
2019 Klanggalerie CD AT

See also

External links and references

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