The Residents Ready 'Santa Dog' and 'Residue of the Residents' Reissues

The Residents Ready 'Santa Dog' and 'Residue of the Residents' Reissues
Toning things down a smidge from their recent $100,000 box set, avant-garde greats the Residents have now announced a pair of upcoming, regularly priced reissues.

A press release confirms that the prolific weirdoes have teamed up with Superior Viaduct to serve up newly pressed vinyl copies of their debut EP Santa Dog and the rarities collection Residue of the Residents on February 18.

Santa Dog had first been delivered as a double 7-inch back in 1972 via Ralph Records/Cryptic Corporation, a couple of years prior to the group's classic Meet the Residents LP. Apparently only a few hundred copies were pressed at the time, with original copies said to currently fetch as much as $1,200 these days.

According to Discogs, copies were intentionally mis-numbered, bringing the official record count of that first batch under question. The four-song set will once again be preserved on double 7-inch.

Interestingly, the Residents went under the guise of four different bands on Santa Dog. You can hear the band, playing as Ivory & the Braineaters, run through "Fire" down below.

As for Residue of the Residents, the collection had previously arrived in 1983 via Ralph and featured a number of outtakes, rarities and sonic experiments recorded in the late '70s and early '80s. The 12-song offering has now had its tracklisting expanded to include 26 songs all together. You can peep the details down below, where you'll also find an album preview in the SoundCloud player at the bottom of the page.

You can pre-order a vinyl bundle collecting both releases via Superior Viaduct over here.

Santa Dog:

1. Ivory & the Braineaters "Fire"
2. The College Walkers "Explosion"
3. Delta Nudes "Lightning"
4. Arf & Omega "Aircraft Damage"

Residue of the Residents:

1. The Sleeper
2. Whoopy Snorp
3. Kamikazi Lady
4. Boy In Love
5. Shut Up! Shut Up!
6. Anvil Forest
7. Diskomo
8. Jailhouse Rock
9. Ups & Downs
10. Walter Westinghouse
11. Scent Of Mint
12. Saint Nix
13. Open Up
14. From The Plains To Mexico
15. Loser = Weed
16. Death in Barstow
17. Melon Collie Lassie
18. In San Francisco
19. Dumbo The Clown
20. Is He Really Bringing Roses?
21. Time's Up
22. Daydream Believer
23. Safety Is A Cootie Wootie Part 1 - Prelude For A Toddler
24. Safety Is A Cootie Wootie Part 2 - Toddler's Lullaby
25. Safety Is A Cootie Wootie Part 3 - Safety Is A Cootie Wootie
26. Daydream In Space