The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger didn’t leave out a single piece of cult iconography in their video for “Animals”, a parody of the 1970s “spiritual commune,” the Source Family. Children donning animal masks, bearded and beaded men in feathered caps, cloaked figures and nude women joined in group prayers inside pentagrams, red candle vigils, and UFOs all swirl through a kaleidoscopic, acid-washed viewfinder; a white-robed Sean Lennon even resembles the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Police raid the fam-jam, bringing the exalted scene back down to earth. But then something otherworldly happens: even the officers can’t resist the hedonism that oozes within the walls of the commune’s compound. They are willingly hand-fed a couple of pills and then strip down to their skins. Seconds later Third Eyes magically appear on the foreheads of these newly “enlightened.”
Bask in the supernatural free love with the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger when they play the Imperial this Friday, May 23. Tickets available online.