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Reviewed by Audra Schroeder, December 24, 2004, Music

The Residents

Commercial DVD (Mute)

The Residents were more than just an experimental band; they were an extended art project, brain surgeons with kaleidoscopic scalpels. This DVD contains songs from 1980's Commercial Album, in the form of 56 one-minute live and animated films, 14 of which were directed by the Residents, and the rest by various visual artists. The goal of the Commercial Album was to make songs long enough for a TV commercial, and the DVD delivers a demented minifilm fest.

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