The Residents are an avant-garde art collective known for their musical and multimedia works. In 1966, they first stepped out on the San Francisco art scene, and since have influenced hundreds of musicians and artists such as Les Claypool and DEVO.

According to their Wikipedia article:

Since their first official release, Meet the Residents (1974), the group has released over sixty albums, numerous music videos and short films, three CD-ROM projects, and ten DVDs. They have undertaken seven major world tours and scored multiple films. Pioneers in exploring the potential of CD-ROM and similar technologies, the Residents have won several awards for their multimedia projects. Ralph Records, a record label focusing on avant-garde music, was started by the band.

Throughout the group's existence, the individual members have ostensibly attempted to operate under anonymity, preferring instead to have attention focused on their art output. Much outside speculation and rumor has focused on this aspect of the group. In public, the group appears silent and costumed, often wearing eyeball helmets, top hats and tuxedos—a long-lasting costume now recognized as its signature iconography.

Yes...they are very strange...but did you know that The Residents formed right here in Shreveport? The members all met in high school here, then in 1966, they moved to San Francisco to start what would be a journey that continues to this day!

If you want to see what The Residents are all about, look no further. I have included some of their videos below. Just don't watch while you're on any hallucinogens. Or do...I'm really not sure.

Also here is a trailer from a movie about them.

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