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The Residents: Not Available

Andy Gill, New Musical Express, 11 November 1978

MORE SO than anything else they've done, when Not Available's weirdness wears off, its "merry tunes" become an indelible stain on one's day-to-day existence. After only three or four plays, I found myself serenading passers-by with snatches of what first appeared to be impenetrable obscurantism, such is its addictive power.

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