Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?

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Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
Studio album by The Unicorns
Released October 21, 2003 (U.S.)
Recorded June & July, 2003
Genre Indie Rock, Indie Pop, lo-fi, electronica
Length 41:03
Label Alien8 Recordings (U.S.)
ALIENCD41Rough Trade
Producer Mark Lawson
The Unicorns chronology
Unicorns Are People Too
(2003)
Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
(2003)
The Unicorns: 2014
(2004)

Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? is the sole studio album by Canadian indie-rock band The Unicorns. It features several re-arranged versions of songs from their earlier self-released CD Unicorns Are People Too. The album was first issued on CD/LP in North America by Alien8 Recordings in 2003, and on CD in Europe by Rough Trade in 2004. It has since been repressed in limited quantities on pink and brown vinyl by Alien8 and re-released in 2014 on the band's own label Caterpillar Records.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by The Unicorns

No. Title Length
1. "I Don't Wanna Die"   2:04
2. "Tuff Ghost"   2:57
3. "Ghost Mountain"   3:10
4. "Sea Ghost"   3:43
5. "Jellybones"   2:44
6. "The Clap"   1:27
7. "Child Star"   5:22
8. "Let's Get Known"   1:57
9. "I Was Born (A Unicorn)"   2:46
10. "Tuff Luff"   4:19
11. "Inoculate the Innocuous"   5:18
12. "Les Os"   3:32
13. "Ready to Die"   1:43
Total length:
41:03

2014 Reissue[edit]

The 2014 reissue of Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone was released to coincide with the band's brief reunion tour, ten years after their initial split. It features new artwork and includes four bonus tracks which are all previously unreleased other than "Evacuate the Vacuous" which appeared on The Unicorns: 2014. "Rocket Ship" is a cover of a song by Daniel Johnston, which is rumoured to have been recorded for the 2004 tribute album The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered.[2]

No. Title Length
14. "Rocket Ship (Bonus Track)"   2:52
15. "Let Me Sleep (Bonus Track)"   3:38
16. "Evacuate the Vacuous (Bonus Track)"   3:22
17. "Haunted House (Live) (Bonus Track)"   3:38

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [3]
No Ripcord (9/10) [4]
Pitchfork Media (8.9/10) [5]
Prefix (8.0/10) [6]
Tiny Mix Tapes (4/5) [7]

Personnel[edit]

  • Nick "Neil Diamonds" Thorburn & Alden "Ginger" Penner - drums, synthesizers, keyboard, percussion, drum machine, toy piano, toy organ, echoplex, bass, guitar, tape, melodian, recorder, glockenspiel, accordion, sing.
  • Jaime "J'amie Tambeur" Thompson - Drums on "Tuff Ghost", "Jellybones", "I Was Born (a Unicorn)", "Inoculate the Innocuous", and "Les Os"
  • Brendan Reed - Voice on "I Was Born a Unicorn"
  • Richard Reed Parry - Trumpet on 'I Don't Wanna Die"; Bowed Bass on "Sea Ghost", additional recording assistance
  • Joellen Housego - Fiddle on "Tuff Luff"; Violin on "Let's Get Known"
  • Randy Peters - Penny Whistle on "Tuff Luff"; Clarinet on "Let's Get Known"
  • Tim Kramer - Cellos on "Ready to Die"
  • Maxime Pellisier - Clarinet on "Child Star"
  • Deanna Fong - Voice on "Les Os"
  • Recorded, mixed, and produced by Mark Lawson

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