March 20, 2009

Tuff Ghost

This message appeared on December 28, 2004:


With songs like "I Don't Wanna Die,""Ready to Die" and an unhealthy focus on disambiguation (Tuff Ghost, Sea Ghost, Ghost Mountain, etc.) we should have seen it coming. But just as they would have wanted, the 'corns spirit lives on in places like the Secret Unicorns Forum and our new (obviously unofficial) video for "Tuff Ghost." 

The Unicorns - Tuff Ghost (from Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?)

The footage is taken from the first season of Look Around You, a British series of satirical homages to 1970s and early 1980s educational films and programmes. (Incidentally the cast from Season 2 grace the cover of our latest publishing project, Email Magazine.)

The last track on their last album ended with "I woke up thirsty on an island in the sea;" and two years later, two thirds of the band (frontman Nick Diamonds and drummer J'aime Tambeur) emerged as Islands, opening their debut with "Swans (Life After Death)." And first single from 2008's Arm's Way is about being stabbed in the heart, probably by a ghost, so here we go again.

Islands - Creeper (from Arm's Way)

Buy it at Insound!

Thanks to Kitsune for the tip.


Anonymous said...

This video is awesome! I love the lady who freaks out at her cabinets. The song is a perfect match for this random creepy/not creepy footage.

Anonymous said...

THe footage is from Look Around You, one of the many truly unique shows on the only under estimated channels still worth watching aka adult swim

if you like science class in the 80s and 90s, seriously check out look around you