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The Beekeeper's Daughter

Artist: The Residents

Album: Demons Dance Alone

Appears On (Mixes): Jeff Bridges... I Don't Need No Jeff Bridges To Put Music To My Poem!

Song Notes: This is from The Residents' most recent (at the time; in February Animal Lover came out) album Demons Dance Alone, an album written in response to 9/11, though never actually dealing with it explicitly (a good move not taken by some artists I could name), but rather the themes of shock, pain and loss. Some of the songs address 9/11 metaphorically ("Wolverines"), but others, like "Beekeeper's Daughter" tend to address it more in the sense of the feelings that it conjured up. The album is technically out of print (it came out on East Side Digital right before The Residents left the label), though copies are sometimes still available in record stores, and I think RalphAmerica still has copies. (Actually, it's only out of print in the US; EuroRalph still has it in print, as does the Residents' Japanese label, Bomba.) - Rev. Syung Myung Me

 

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