Whatever Happened To Vileness Fats?(1984)

In 1984, The Residents discovered that the state of video technology had advanced to the point where they could salvage their old 1/2" Vileness Fats work and transfer it to VHS. They created a half-hour video from their original fourteen hours of footage and recorded an almost all-new soundtrack, calling the result Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats?.

The new video focussed on the Berry Boys' story, from the Shopping Cart battle to the twins' death at the night club. It also spends a lot of time with Steve's mother, but only touches briefly on the Bell Boys, Lonesome Jack, and Weescoosa. Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats? has very little dialogue and doesn't worry too much about getting a coherent story across.

The question this video's title poses may be answered soon. Ralph America is in the process of attempting to preserve the original 14 hours of Vileness Fats video, mastering it off of the ancient video tapes, in the hopes of producing a Vileness Fats DVD some time in the near future.

The videotape also includes half an hour of live footage from the Mole Show tour.