Tarnation, “Like A Ghost”

Here’s another post of mine from Larry Haley’s The Bop Shop.

Greil Marcus’ Substack sometimes reprints articles and reviews he wrote in the 90s, and today’s featured kindred spirits Chris Isaak and Tarnation. I listened to the latter a lot back then — two albums and gone. In this song, spaghetti western guitar meets Vincent Price organ (Marcus made the House of Usher comparison). And always, Paula Frazer’s mournful, yet enticing voice.

play Tarnation’s “Like A Ghost” (1997) on YouTube