I’ve got Story of the Ghost playing as I sit here in my office not working. “Limb by Limb” is on …
I will forever scratch my head at Hoist & Billy Breathes … those two albums just don’t sit as well with me as all the other ones. I listened to both of them yesterday in fact, just to kinda touch base with 'em, make sure they’re okay, see if one of 'em needs a beer.
Today, SotG is a refreshing change. Their approach to creating songs in the later part of their career certainly shifted. I feel like with this album, the balances between crazy and normal, easy and difficult, became a little more stable.
In a way Farmhouse is the more conservative older brother of zany ol’ Story of the Ghost. I view the two PH albums as having a similar relationship. I guess you could say the same for Hoist/BB too - Hoist is light and a little crazyish, and BB is more serious and straightforward.
Anyway, Story of the Ghost is a cool album. I especially welcomed studio “Guyute” when the album was new, as well as “Limb by Limb”. Felt like they were throwing me a bone, giving us musically busy concert favorites like that.