White Unicorn

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This article is about the Wolfmother song. For the 1947 film, see The White Unicorn.
"White Unicorn"
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Single by Wolfmother
from the album Wolfmother
Released 26 February 2006
Format Maxi single
Genre Hard rock, stoner rock, heavy metal, neo-psychedelia
Length 5:04
Label Modular
Writer(s) Andrew Stockdale, Chris Ross, Myles Heskett
Producer(s) Dave Sardy
Wolfmother singles chronology
"Mind's Eye"
(2005)
"White Unicorn"
(2006)
"Dimension"
(2006)
Wolfmother track listing
Music video
"White Unicorn" on Vimeo

"White Unicorn" is a song by Australian hard rock band Wolfmother, featured on their 2005 debut studio album Wolfmother. Written by band members Andrew Stockdale, Chris Ross and Myles Heskett, it was released as the second single from the album in Australia on 26 February 2006.

Music video[edit]

Edited by Kris Moyes,[1][2] the music video for "White Unicorn" is made up of footage from various live performances, including at Big Day Out, Homebake, Meredith Music Festival and MTV Live, and was first aired in Australia on 7 April 2006.[2]

A few months later, it was defaced by Kris Moyes with the help of a Disney Animator and re-released under the pseudonym Banditobruce [3] in cooperation with Pav at Modular. The band were later told about the piece of subterfuge at a party.

Critical reception[edit]

Pitchfork Media writer Cory D. Byrom said the following about the song:

In his review of Wolfmother for music website Allmusic, critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine identified "White Unicorn" as one of the highlights of the album,[5] while Rolling Stone writer Brian Hiatt described the song, in his review of the band's 2004 debut EP, as a "Viking-horned anthem" containing "some of the tastiest fuzz-guitar tones recorded in years, and Jimmy Page-worthy chordal riffing".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Andrew Stockdale, Chris Ross and Myles Heskett.

Australian maxi single (MODCDS027)[7][8]
No. Title Length
1. "White Unicorn" 5:04
2. "Love Train" 3:03
3. "Dimension" (music video) 4:23
4. "Mind's Eye" (music video) 4:53
Total length: 17:21
United States promo single[9]
No. Title Length
1. "White Unicorn" (radio edit) 3:19
2. "White Unicorn" (album version) 5:04
Total length: 8:23

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
ARIA Singles Chart[10] 33
US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[11] 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kris Moyes (Director), Wolfmother (Performers) (6 February 2007). Wolfmother - "White Unicorn". MTV. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Wolfmother - "White unicorn [version 2: live footage]"". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Kris Moyes (Director), Wolfmother (Performers) (9 June 2006). Wolfmother - "White Unicorn (defaced)". antville videos. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Cory D. Byrom (24 April 2006). "Wolfmother: Wolfmother". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Wolfmother > Review". allmusic. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  6. ^ Brian Hiatt (18 April 2006). "Wolfmother: Wolfmother". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Wolfmother - White Unicorn (CD, Single, Enh)". Discogs. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Wolfmother White Unicorn Australia 5" CD SINGLE (358570)". eil.com. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "Wolfmother White Unicorn USA Promo CD-R(ECORDABLE) (391688)". eil.com. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "Wolfmother - White Unicorn". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  11. ^ "Wolfmother > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved 15 April 2010.