Saturday, December 8, 2007

A Ghost to Most

The Truckers posted the first song off of their upcoming album, Brighter Than Creation's Dark, on their Myspace page on Friday. It's another gem from Cooley (third from left in the picture above), harking back on his long, detailed story-songs, backed by a vintage quasi-ballad Trucker-jam song with John Neff's trademark steel work in the background that moves the tune along as it cries and whines, and wonders why. As is the case with many of Cooley's songs, "A Ghost to Most" has an eery feeling, with a dark overtone that casts a shadow on the mood of the entire track, whether or not the content is on the darkside.

Fortunately it is, and Cooley he always does. Because he's Mike Cooley.

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