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The Tunes of Two Cities

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The Tunes of Two Cities is an album by The Residents and is part two of the Mole Trilogy. Rather than forwarding the story of the battle between the Mole People and the Chubs, the record's concept is to display the differences between the two cultures through their music. The music of the Chubs is light cocktail jazz, while that of the Moles tends toward industrial religious hymns. A major feature of this album is that it was one of the first to use the Emulator, one of the first commercial digital samplers.

The Mole Trilogy is a development of the dark, avant garde rock music of The Residents.

Tracklist:

  1. Serenade for Missy
  2. A Maze of Jigsaws
  3. Mousetrap
  4. God of Darkness
  5. Smack Your Lips (Clap Your Teeth)
  6. Praise for the Curse
  7. The Secret Seed
  8. Smokebeams
  9. Mourning the Undead
  10. Song of the Wild
  11. The Evil Disposer
  12. Happy Home (Excerpt from Act II of "Innisfree")
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