The Commercial Single is a 7" single by The Residents, released by PRE Records in 1980. It features two songs which had been written and recorded for The Commercial Album but left out of the final track listing.

History Edit

The Commercial Single was released in the UK and France by The Residents' European distributor PRE Records to promote the release of The Commercial Album in 1980.

As well as six tracks from the album, it also includes "Shut Up Shut Up" and "And I Was Alone", which were not included in The Commercial Album as The Residents deemed them "too trendy". Both tracks have since been re-issued on later CD versions of The Commercial Album in addition to other contemporary bonus tracks.

Track listing Edit

  1. Amber (1:00)
  2. Red Rider (1:00)
  3. Picnic Boy (1:00)
  4. Shut Up Shut Up (1:00)
  5. When We Were Young (1:00)
  6. Phantom (1:00)
  7. Moisture (1:00)
  8. And I Was Alone (1:00)

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