Australia’s Tropical Fuck Storm announces their new Legal Ghost 7”, out September 11th on Joyful Noise Recordings, and today present its A-Side, “Legal Ghost.” The two new tracks that make up the Legal Ghost 7” are TFS at their, existential best, and it’s just what the doctor ordered. The songs were recorded at Dodgy Brothers Studio in Central Victoria, right before the world went indoors.
“Legal Ghost’”originally appeared on Gareth and original Drones member Rui Pereira’s experimental home four-track recordings LP Bong Odyssey, recorded in the 90’s when Gareth and Rui were pot-smoking teenage morons. 20 years down the track, TFS have re-recorded the song for old time’s sake. Says Gareth, “This is the first song I ever wrote that I thought was actually a decent song. Everything before it was kinda a big tantrum, but this song had a touch of class. When I was putting together the Bong Odyssey record a few years ago, I heard it again and thought this was something that could work really well with TFS, although the original was really cool, it still sounded more like a sketch of a song, and wasn’t quite fully realised, so I took the song to TFS and we fleshed it out a bit.”
In keeping with the A-Side’s vibe, the B-side is a version of Talking Heads’ immortal ode to mortality, “Heaven.” Recorded on the same four-track machine that “Legal Ghost” was originally recorded on over 20 years ago, the song features guest performers Don Don and H’y, on pedal steel and violin, respectively.