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Whatever Happened To Vileness Fats? is the soundtrack to the 1984 short film of the same name by The Residents, and released in 1985 by Ralph. The album includes a newly-recorded score for a reedited version of their abandoned 1972-1976 film project Vileness Fats.

History Edit

Following the financial failure of The Mole Show, The Residents returned to the reels of their abandoned film Vileness Fats in 1984 to fashion a new short film out of some of the footage.

As much of the original soundtrack proved to be unfit for release, the band opted to treat the film as essentially a silent movie, meaning that newly written scores had to be recorded, as well as new versions of two of the original (and otherwise unheard) musical numbers written for the film, "The Importance of Evergreen", and "Lord It's Lonely", and a new version of the track "Eloise", previously heard on the Baby Sex demo tape in 1971.

The soundtrack to Whatever Happened To Vileness Fats? was reissued on CD featuring selections from The Census Taker soundtrack as bonus material. In 2001, The Residents would re-edit Vileness Fats again into a tighter 17 minute "concentrate", with another newly recorded soundtrack, for the Icky Flix project.

Track listing Edit

  1. Whatever Happened To Vileness Fats? (4:09)
  2. Atomic Shopping Carts (2:05)
  3. Adventures of a Troubled Heart (3:12)
  4. Search for the Short Man (1:23)
  5. The Importance of Evergreen (6:10)
  6. Broccoli and Saxophone (2:21)
  7. Eloise (1:16)
  8. Disguised As Meat (3:02)
  9. Thoughts Busily Betraying (1:49)
  10. Lord It's Lonely (1:31)
  11. The Knife Fight (8:59)

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