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Uncle Willie's Highly Opinionated Guide To The Residents (subtitled "1972-1992 - A Survey of Two Decades of Anonymous Fame") is a biographical book on The Residents collected and edited by Uncle Willie, the founder of the group's official fan club UWEB.

The book also contained a bonus compilation CD featuring a number of tracks by The Residents. It was published in 1993 by The Cryptic Corporation.


Uncle Willie's Highly Opinionated Guide To The Residents, published in 1993 by The Cryptic Corporation, is a biographical book covering the first twenty years of The Residents. It was compiled and edited by Uncle Willie, the former head of the official Residents fan club UWEB, which had become defunct the previous year. In addition to essays on the history of the group, the book includes the original True Story of The Residents by Matt Groening, as well as excerpts from a Resident's diary from the Mole Show tour. It also includes the only published excerpt from the unreleased novel adaptation of Mark of the Mole by T.D. Wade.

The discography, compiled with the assistance of Residents collector Kim Andrews, was the most complete at the time of the book's release; it lists every variation of every work, including compilations and other works including Residents material. The last forty pages of the book consist of lists of the group's works, categorized and cross-referenced.

Rex Ray, who had provided art for the UWEB CDs, also provided cover art for the book.


Companion album

Rounding out the package, the book came with a companion CD, featuring short "concentrates", edited and compiled by Uncle Willie, covering the (then) entire twenty year musical output of The Residents.

The tracks are arranged in six sections - "The First Ten Years", "The Second Ten Years", "The Mole Trilogy", "The American Composers Series", "Cube-E" and "The Twentieth Anniversary Celebration".

Track listing

  1. Willie's Theme (0:44)
  2. Santa Dog (3:25)
  3. Vileness Fats (1:56)
  4. Meet The Residents (2:43)
  5. Not Available (2:59)
  6. The Third Reich 'N' Roll (2:33)
  7. Fingerprince (2:32)
  8. Duck Stab (3:07)
  9. Eskimo (2:51)
  10. The Commercial Album (3:08)
  11. The Decade Ends Theme (0:33)
  12. Willie's Theme II (0:47)
  13. Mark of the Mole (1:56)
  14. The Tunes of Two Cities (2:08)
  15. The Big Bubble (1:00)
  16. The Mole Show (1:14)
  17. George & James (1:13)
  18. Stars & Hank Forever (0:53)
  19. The 13th Anniversary Show (2:08)
  20. God In Three Persons (3:00)
  21. The King & Eye (2:34)
  22. Cube E: The History Of American Music In 3 E-Z Pieces (2:57)
  23. Freak Show (2:55)
  24. Our Finest Flowers (2:49)
  25. Finale (0:50)

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