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  • Release Date

    1 January 1990

  • Length

    9 tracks

Freak Show is a 1990 studio album and a series of related works by The Residents, an experimental and enigmatic group of musicians and performers. It marked the beginning of The Residents' obsession with emerging computer technology in the 1990s, and much of the music was made with various MIDI devices. The interactive "Freak Show" CD-ROM was released in 1994; a "Freak Show" stage performance by a theater company at the Archa Theater in Prague premiered on November 1, 1995; and there was a "Freak Show" comic book.

Several of the songs were also performed live during the 1997 25th anniversary concerts at the Fillmore in San Francisco. After the CD-ROM's success, the album was re-released as The Freak Show Soundtrack with a different cover. A limited edition, The Freak Show Special Edition, was released in 2002 to mark their 30th anniversary.

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