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THE RESIDENTS

SANTA DOG

SUPERIOR VIADUCT


Format: 2x7"
Cata No: SV072
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Welcome to the wild, bizarro world of the experimental
artists The Residents. Little is known about the group’s
origins or its members’ identities, although it is widely believed
that they are based out of San Francisco, California.
When their debut release, Santa Dog, first appeared in 1972
on the equally enigmatic Ralph Records / Cryptic Corporation,
the few hundred copies quickly fell on deaf ears and
blind eyes. Rumor has it that then-President Richard Nixon
sent his record back.
True to their “Theory of Obscurity” concept, The Residents
cultivate mystery to ensure artistic integrity. With different
musical personas for each of its four tracks, Santa
Dog is a fully-formed avant-garde pastiche of musique
concrète, Raymond Scott-esque exotica, television
sound effects and the group’s own mutilated take on rock
’n’ roll that later became their trademark aesthetic.
Superior Viaduct is honored to present the first-time vinyl
reissue of Santa Dog, complete with Christmas-themed
fold-out sleeve. The package is an essential artifact for devout
fans and beginners—a puzzle wrapped in a piece of
commercial music. Or perhaps it is the other way around?

Tracks:

1. Fire
2. Aircraft Damage
3. Explosion
4. Lightning

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