Satisfaction (Residents cover)  

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"Satisfaction" b/w "Loser = Weed" was released as a 7-inch single by The Residents in 1976. The song is a complete reworking of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", originally released by The Rolling Stones.

The Residents' version features extreme guitar noise (courtesy of friend and guest guitarist Snakefinger), distorted, screamed vocals, and altered lyrics.

The original 1976 release was packaged in a silk-screened sleeve, released in a limited edition of 200. The song proved popular, and was re-released in 1978 with a standard picture sleeve, on yellow vinyl and in a regular release of 30,000 copies. The song proved popular in the United Kingdom, especially since the re-release came at the peak of the UK punk movement.

On the album "Eat Exuding Oinks", which is a CD release of a radio special about the music of The Residents, the song was described by both the radio DJ ('Sid Powell') and Jay Clem as the "most determinedly repulsive song" ever recorded.

Track listing

  1. Satisfaction
  2. Loser = Weed

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