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Semolina is a track from The Residents' Buster & Glen EP, first released on the Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen LP.


The track was recorded in 1978 by The Residents with Snakefinger for inclusion on the Buster & Glen EP. Due to complications and meddling from The Cryptic Corporation, it was released on the Duck Stab / Buster & Glenn LP instead. From 1985 to 1987, Semolina was performed during the opening medley to the 13th Anniversary Show, once again with Snakefinger on guitar. In 2009 it was re-recorded for the album Ten Little Piggies, and was performed during the Talking Light tour from 2010 to 2011. In 2012, the song was re-recorded again for the D*ck S*ab album.

Recently it was included in the 2021 Duck Stab Alive TV special, and was performed in the September Dog Stab performances.


She can see the silver sometimes
Shining on the sea;
Reflecting from the flying fishes
Wishing she could be
A little piece of sand that's blown
Above the ocean's breeze,
But all she has is thoughts of all
those fingers peeling seeds,
And leaving them to mold among
The women watching weeds.
Loves the seashells.
At the shore she
Loves the seashells.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1978 Studio Version (2:50)
  2. 1986 Live Version (3:53)

Duckbuster-sml-transparent.png Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen

Side A: Duck Stab!
"Constantinople" · "Sinister Exaggerator" · "The Booker Tease" · "Blue Rosebuds" · "Laughing Song" · "Bach Is Dead" · "Elvis And His Boss"

Side B: Buster & Glen
"Lizard Lady" · "Semolina" · "Birthday Boy" · "Weight-Lifting Lulu" · "Krafty Cheese" · "Hello Skinny" · "The Electrocutioner"

The Residents · Snakefinger · Ruby

Related works
Duck Stab! EP · "Soulful Sax" · "Ow Boutthat" · "When Johnny Comes Marching" · "Unlisted" · "Santa Dog '78" · "Guylum Bardot '78" · "Hello Skinny" video · D*ck S*ab - 35th Anniversary · Dog Stab! · Duck Stab! Alive!

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