Saturday, July 17, 2010
TONES ON TAIL - christian says 12''1984
Originally intended as an outlet for Bauhaus guitarist Daniel Ash to record his more experimental material, Tones On Tail surfaced in 1982 with a self-titled 12" EP on 4AD Records. Fueled on a steady diet of hash and Big Macs, this musical offshoot became the psychedelic and light-hearted antithesis of Bauhaus' gloom and doom reputation. Danny was initially joined by Glenn Campling on bass & keyboards, and, with the subsequent demise of Bauhaus in 1983, drummer Kevin Haskins, turning this 'side-project' into a 'proper' band. During their short tenure together, Tones On Tail created some of the most inventive, arresting and tongue-in-cheek "pop" music until, sadly, due to "creative differences" between Daniel and Glenn, the group disbanded semi-acrimoniously in 1984.