The Residents are an American art collective best known for their over 60 studio albums that were recorded over a period of more than forty years. They also created some outstanding multimedia works, mainly three CD-ROM projects and ten DVDs. Working as an anonymous collective, their identitites were kept secret until in 2017 when Hardy Fox revealed himself as their primary composer. Hardy died in October 2018, but the group continue to record and perform.
The compilation album Refused was originally released by the band's own Ralph America label in 1999 and collected 11 versions of the track Santa Dog. For our 2019 Christmas reissue, we have collected a total of 18 variations and have adapted the original artwork.