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See Ghost Throwback to 1969 First Show in New "Mary on a Cross" Video

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In a fittingly strange turn of events, Ghost's most popular song now is "Mary on a Cross." The occult-rock band's 2019 psychedelic bop — featured on their Seven Inches of Satanic Panic EP — served as the soundtrack for a viral Stranger Things TikTok over the summer, and since then it's become a streaming sensation. It's currently their most frequently played song on Spotify, and even hit the Billboard Hot 100 singles list.

Today (December 14th), to celebrate the song's surprise success, as well as Seven Inches of Satanic Panic's vinyl repressing, Ghost have offered up a new lyric video for the smash single, which taps into the lore behind the original EP.

As the story goes, back in the summer of '69, 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, a double-A-side 7-inch single featuring "Kiss the Go-Goat" and, of course, "Mary on a Cross." This original Ghost lineup eventually disbanded, and the single, its original tapes and the band's only promo and live performance of "Kiss the Go-Goat" ever filmed, were lost — that is until 2019, when the songs and the Super 8 footage were discovered and resurrected.

The new "Mary on a Cross" lyric video culls some of that vintage footage, newly unearthed. Watch above.