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Bonus Episode B: Santa Dog (1972) - Is Snowness Even a Word?
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In December of 1972, a small and strange record label named Ralph Records put out their first release: A set of two 45rpm singles titled "Santa Dog". It was presented as a sampler of some of the various artists on the Ralph label, but with hindsight we know that this release was really the first official release by The Residents. Santa Dog has been revisited many times over The Residents' career, making it not only a song that symbolizes the "birth" of The Residents, but their various "rebirths" as they evolved throughout the years and continue to evolve to this day.
In the spirit of the holidays, we talk about "Fire" from the original Santa Dog from 1972 in this short bonus episode of Home Age Conversations. We also touch on other Santa Dogs throughout the years, the history of the release, phonetic organization, and the film Legally Blonde. We hope you have a Merry Christmas (
I wonder if they have Christmas on the other side?) and Happy New Year! Look forward to more hoarse and frosty words in 2019!
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