[WTF] The Residents Unveil $100,000 Ultimate Box Set

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Avant-garde music collective The Residents have unveiled an Ultimate Box Set in celebration of their 40th anniversary. The set includes 100 Residents related products, including each release, all DVDs, each of the CD-ROM projects, and a limited edition Top Hat/Eye mask. Oh, and everything is packed inside of a 28 cubic ft. refrigerator. The price tag is a cool $100,000 and only ten of these are being made. They go on sale Dec. 25th, 2012, so if you happen to have that kind of cash burning a hole in your pocket and you’re the biggest Residents fan this side of the Mississippi, go forth and conquer. Otherwise, look on in shock.

Oh, and one other thing: the band has announced that there will be a 1-of-a-kind box that will be sold as well. The contents are completely under wraps but there is a price tag attached: $5 million dollars. I don’t know what’s in there but unless it’s a contract giving the rights to the masters to the purchaser, I can’t see how it would be worth it.

You can watch a video for the Ultimate Box Set below.

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  • sweetooth

    Y’know, as crazy as this sounds, this might actually be a good way for bands with a decently established name to make a butt load of cash in the wake of limited album sales. I mean think about it, if you have a fan base of any decent size there has to be at least a few millionaires in there right?