Tones on Tail was a musical side project created by Daniel Ash of Bauhaus along with friend and 'Bauhaus roadie' Glenn Campling in 1982. After the demise of Bauhaus in 1983, they were joined by drummer Kevin Haskins. The band folded in 1984 shortly before Ash and Haskins went on to form Love and Rockets. Glenn Campling was also responsible for the coverart of Bauhaus' first full release, In the Flat Field.
Tones on Tail's music is psychedelic/surrealist with a heavy English gothic rock vibe. It is textural and introspective and exhibits Ash's characteristically clean production. The band made a point of having each song sound as different as possible. In concert, the band sported all-white as a reaction to Bauhaus's all-black look. They never achieved a large following, though the track "Go!" is a retro dance club staple and a frequent addition to 1980s music compilations. They rarely played live, and only did one short tour of the UK and North America.