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Pamela Wieking Zeibak is an American artist and vocalist who was an early collaborator of The Residents, most prominently appearing on their first three studio albums Meet The Residents, The Third Reich 'n Roll and Fingerprince.

Zeibak currently lives in Laguna Niguel, California.

History

Prior to meeting the group of friends later known as The Residents, Pamela Zeibak studied at San Francisco State University, where she achieved a Bachelor's of Music.[1]

She befriended The Pre-Residents in the late 1960s,[2] instantly proving herself to be an invaluable part of the group's music-making process for one simple reason: she was the only person they knew who'd had any vocal training. Whenever the group needed female vocals on a song, they would call Zeibak, and she would arrive at their San Mateo apartment with a group of vocally trained friends.[2]

It is possible (but unconfirmed) that she sings the backing vocals on "The Ballad of Stuffed Trigger" and lead vocals on "B.S." (as alluded to in a newsletter from Hardy Fox, where he stated that Zeibak would sing pornographic lyrics without question).

Her first appearance on a publicly issued Residents product was on their very first release, the Santa Dog EP in 1972, performing backing vocals on the closing track "Aircraft Damage", for which she and her friends were credited as The Singing Lawn Chairs.[2]

Her next role was on the group's debut studio album Meet The Residents, performing lead vocals on "Spotted Pinto Bean". On the album notes she was credited as Pamela Wieking; this credit was later corrected to Pamela Zeibak on the 2018 pREServed edition. She was credited for the first time under her correct name on The Third Reich 'n Roll in 1976.

Zeibak made her live debut that same year, performing "Spotted Pinto Bean" with The Residents in their Oh Mummy! live performance in June. A photo of Zeibak from this show was featured on the back cover of the group's 1977 album Fingerprince. This album also featured her final collaboration with The Residents, in the fifth part of the album's closing suite "Six Things to a Cycle".

Today, Zeibak lives in Laguna Niguel, California, and runs an Etsy store where she sells embroidery.

Credits on Residents releases

Zeibak in 2017

Archival releases

See also

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

Side A
"Boots" · "Numb Erone" · "Guylum Bardot" · "Breath and Length" · "Consuelo's Departure" · "Smelly Tongues" · "Rest Aria" · "Skratz" · "Spotted Pinto Bean"

Side B
"Infant Tango" · "Seasoned Greetings" · "N-ER-GEE (Crisis Blues)"

Personnel
The Residents · Ruth Essex · Barry "Wool" Eiland · Pamela Zeibak · Philip Friehofner · Jim Whitaker · Bob Tangney · James Aaron

Related works
"Russian Love Song" · 1-10 (With A Touch of 11) · "7733 Variations" · Tuesday tapes ("Sokurha") · "Overlay At High Speed" · "Inka Don't Dry" · Meet The Residents Sampler · "Saint Nix" · Clank Clank Clank · "Poisoned Popcorn"

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N. Senada (Theory of Phonetic Organization) · Residents, Uninc. · Sycamore St. studio · Santa Dog · Ralph Records · Porno/Graphics · Vileness Fats · "Nobody But Me" · The Beatles

Fingerprince-transparent-sml.png Tourniquet of Roses
Fingerprince / Babyfingers
(1976-1979)

Side A
"You Yesyesyes" · "Home Age Conversation" · "Godsong" · "March de la Winni" · "Bossy" · "Boo Who?" · "Tourniquet of Roses" · "You Yesyesyes Again"

Side B
"Six Things To A Cycle"

Side C · Babyfingers
A: "Monstrous Intro" · "Death In Barstow" · "Melon Collie Lassie" · "Flight of the Bumble Roach"
B: "Walter Westinghouse"

Personnel
The Residents · Snakefinger · Don Jackovich · Adrian Deckbar · Tony Logan · Pamela Zeibak

Related works
Vileness Fats · X Is For Xtra · "Leapmus" · "Entrance to Crypt" · "Clumsy Climb" · "Piano Dittie" · Oh Mummy! Oh Daddy! performance · The Third Reich 'n Roll video · "Whoopy Snorp" · The Residents Radio Special · "Six Amber Things"

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Sycamore St. studio · Grove St. studio · Ralph Records · The Cryptic Corporation · Pore No Graphics · Collectors' Box series

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