kink kong reduxe

\”Now we\’ll have the Residents doing Frank Zappa\’s \”King Kong\”, with Snakefinger Lithman on guitar…\” Philip Charles Lithman: June 17th, 1949 – July 1st, 1987. From Wiki:

\”Lithman was born in Tooting, South London, and came from the British Blues scene. He moved to San Francisco in 1971 and became associated with the avant-garde group The Residents. It is said he was given the name \’Snakefinger\’ by The Residents themselves when they saw his proficiency with the guitar during their first live performance together. Another explanation for the name comes from a story concerning a party in San Francisco, at The Residents\’ collective, wherein all in attendance watched Lithman\’s fingers dart snake-like at the neck of his violin.\”

From the sleevenotes to \”Eat Exuding Oinks!\”:

\”300 copies of this 1 hour show were sent to radio stations. No artwork was included. Only printed sheets which contained track listings. In 1983 Ralph Record began to sell copies to the public. The first 100 copies came the same as the original. The second pressing of 700-800 copies listed the contents on a white card in the cassette box. The final edition of 1000 copies has a blue card listing the contents.\” Originally released on cassette only. THE RESIDENTS: KING KONG from \”Eat Exuding Oinks! (Radio Special)\” LP (Ralph) 1977 (US)



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