Some things get better with age. Back during the summer of 1969, an up-and-coming band called Ghost, fronted by Papa Nihil, played its first date at The Whiskey A Go-Go on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. The show was to celebrate Ghost’s first release on Galaxy Recordings, “Seven Inches of Satanic Panic,” the double-A-side 7-inch single featuring “Kiss The Go Goat” and “Mary on A Cross.” To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, back in 2019, Ghost ordered a vinyl repressing for this rarity which sold out instantly. Fast forward 3 more years to 2022 and Ghost have a viral social media moment, bonafide streaming phenomenon, and a certified gold single with “Mary On A Cross”.
One that has captured a whole new generation of fans and drove the cultural zeitgeist for rock music during this last year. A moment that calls for a new 7″ vinyl pressing, this time on special, never before released purple vinyl.