The Residents’ 1976 version of The Stones’ Satisfaction is nearly everything the better known version by Devo from a year later is not: Loose, belligerant, violent, truly fucked up. A real stick in the eye of everything conventionally tasteful in 1976 America. Delightfully painful to listen to thanks to Philip “Snakefinger” Lithman’s completely unhinged lead guitar and mystery Resident member’s menacing vocal, this is a timeless piece of yellow plastic.
The marvelous B-side of the Satisfaction single, “Loser ≃ Weed”, not as commonly mis-named “Loser = Weed”. Got that? Congruent as opposed to equals. Is that correct, math nerds?
The lads (?) play it live from around 1981.