The Residents ‎– Santa Dog '78

Ralph Records ‎– RR7812
Vinyl, 7", Single


A Santa Dog '78
B Santa Dog

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Edition of 2700 copies in heavy cardboard picture sleeve. This was given away to Ralph Records mail order customers for Christmas 1978.

Side B is the same recording as the track "Fire" on Santa Dog but is mastered at 40 RPM instead of 45 RPM which makes the playback a little faster.

© 1978, The Cryptic Corporation
℗ 1978, The Cryptic Corporation
Published by Pale Pachyderm Pub.(BMI)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): RR7812A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): RR7812B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): RR 7812A LK [▭◯▭ stamp] R-4039
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): RR 7812B [head drawing] LK [▭◯▭ stamp] R-4040
  • Rights Society: BMI


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March 15, 2016

I bought Third Reich N Roll in 1978 and returned the questionaire that was contained within.
That christmas I received the Santa Dog 7". I also started receiving all the Buy Or Die catalogues, for at least a year anyway, maybe longer, I can't remember, it's so long ago.
Still have the record... and it's still in the original mailer. (Belated) thanks Residents!


January 10, 2008
Yet another Santa Dog release was planned for Christmas of 1984. A newer version of the song Fire, to be called Santa Dog '84, along with a release of Santa Dog '78 on the B-side, undoubtely to be remastered at some strange speed. The Residents began the recording, but the project was never completed. Twenty numbered, hand-screened Santa Dog '84 pictures sleeves (by Sci.Fi. artist Rex Ray) are all that were produced; however, these sleeves were not approved by either the Residents or the Cryptic Corporation