"Unicorns Are People Too" was The Unicorns first release, on their own label: Caterpillars of the Community. The album was limited to a run of 500 copies, making it very rare, and it was mostly sold at little gigs and various record stores. Claims of it breaking the Canadian Top 30 Charts, be it general or independant, therefore, are most likely fabricated, though you never know, I suppose. I also remember hearing that for a time alien8
sold copies as well, but I'm not sure of this. It was a collection of songs that they had recorded during 2002 - 2003. Thankfully, due to the kindness of Mr. Alex Batko, and The Unicorns themselves for letting him do so, the whole album is now available (albeit in .ogg form) for download freely at www.cs.mcgill.ca/~abatko/unicorns/
. It comes highly recommended, a short, glitchy, lo-fi, goofy exploration of jedi-pop that threatens to burst at the seems, to put it nicely. A must-have for even the most casual Unicorns fan, who even only remotely enjoyed "Who Will Cut Out Hair When We're Gone?"
For more information on .ogg and how to play these files, visit: vorbis.com
, though if you have Winamp
, you should be able to play these just fine.
During this time, The Unicorns, whether seperately or as a group, also recorded a handful of demos that went unreleased. Thankfully for us, The Unicorns made them available throughout the web, and now these tracks are available for you here:
Other demos are easily available on the various zeBOX accounts the Unicorns set up, including:
- zeBOX: The Unicorns - Includes "The Adventures of Bayou Billy" and "The Unicorns: 2014 (Demo)
- zeBOX: Nicholas - Includes "Do The Knife Fight", "Evacuatin' Somethin' Warm" (Evacuate The Vacous Demo), and "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby (Demo"
- zeBOX: Zzzz - Includes "Sea Ghost (Demo)"
- zeBOX: mothersday - Includes "Newfoundland"
Now, if you want a real copy of the cd, you'll probably have to pay big on ebay (Link
). If you simply want the files, and .ogg just doesn't cut it for you, mp3's are easily available on Soulseek, LimeWire, Kazza or any other P2P available, and download.com has some fine .ogg to .mp3 converters (though obviously we shouldn't condone this action).