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Big Bubble
Big Bubble
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Rock
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All Artists: Residents
Title: Big Bubble
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: East Side Digital
Release Date: 6/30/1991
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Experimental Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 021561803428

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Sugar Melts and Goes Away...But Vinegar Lasts Forever
Music Fan | New Mexico | 10/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is part four Of The Residents Mole Trilogy, which is the tale of two very different races having to live together. The original LP of this album had an album cover picturing the eyeball folks, but if you peeled that off, underneath is another album cover, picturing four leisure-suited nerds (who are not the Residents). Even the LP label had a label on it. Now, the music on the disc is like nothing else. It is sung in the non-language of Mohelmot, which is garbled gibberish and the music is dramatic throughout even though the vocals are either very happy or extremely evil sounding. Truly scarier than any heavy metal vocals at times, trust me. At first, I didnt know what to think. Now it is one of my most listened to albums. However, like most residents albums, it takes a while to get used to. If you like annoying vocals, this is for you. Let me break the album down for you.

1. Sorry - Probably the weakest track on the album, nothing much on this 1
2. Hop A Little - Incredibly bizzare, it starts off with the lead singer happily speaking something almost like a scat, and then his demonic screams come in.

3. Go Where Ya Wanna Go - interesting garbled nonsense.

4. Gotta Gotta Get - Towards the end of the tune, the singer goes crazy. Very Weird and cool.

5. Cry For The Fire - Probably the best track here. really weird. Especially at 1:39 into the song when he begins to chant. The guitar by Snakefinger is awesome throughout. Hardy Fox's keyboard playing is great too.

6. Die Stay Go - More gibberish. Very funny.

7. Vinegar - A great track. The gibberish here is extremely good. The music towards the end sounds like "Constantinople" from Duckstab except faster.

8. Firefly - Even more weird gibberish, this time there are sort of lyrics.

9. The Big Bubble - The Big Bubble's Theme Song. This song should be a #1 hit.

10. Fear For The Future - The only instrumental on this album. Keyboard and guitar.

11. Kulla Bocca Says So - still gives me the goosebumps. At about 2:20 into the song you can here the singer smoking a joint. How can they smoke with the eyeball for a head?

The story of the album is this:
The Chubs are a happy race of people that live above ground (think your average mainstream type people), then there are the moles, a group of strange people that live underground (think underground artists). A storm comes and the Moles homes are destroyed and they have to live above ground. Soon the chubs and the Moles become disenchanted with each others races. A War breaks out. While all this is happening, a group of humans are becoming, known as a "Cross". a cross between mole and chub. Soon the language of the Moles (Mohelmot) is outlawed. A Pop group suddenly forms, known as "The Big Bubble". The lead singer, Ramsey Whiten was raised in a cross ghetto. His band becomes famous for their theme song "Cry For The Fire" sung in mohelmot. Ramsey is arrested, but released almost immediatley because of a huge public outcry. Ramsey is then fueled by fame, and thinks of himself as the new Messiah, representing beliefs of reactionary moles known as "Zinkenites". The Zinkenites wished to create a new Mole nation. But it turns out Ramsey was just a naive kid, manipulated by a Zinkenite politician named Kulla Bocca secretly pursuing a life of wealth and power. That was the end of the story. The project was never finished, and just like "Vileness Fats", the ending is forever a mystery. Rumor has it that the Mole Trilogy is based on what was going on with Residents at the time. Rumor also has it that the Residents are The Cryptic Corporation, which consists of Homer Flynn, Hardy Fox, John Kennedy and Jay Clem. Jay Clem and John Kennedy left around the time of The Big Bubble. Supposedly one of them earned a large sum of family money from the mining of aluminum. Also, if you'll notice "Kulla Bocca" is an anagram for "Alcoa Buck". We may never know what the answers are to The Big Bubble. It's definetley a great purchase if you like weird music to the extreme."