Footage of Ghost (or Ghost B.C. or whatever their name is now) July 28th show in Brooklyn has made its way online. Besides giving a pretty good view of the drum performance (and that cool 18″ Meinl Byzance Trash Crash) you also get a decent glimpse of the rest of the band’s stage production.
I’d never seen Ghost live personally (despite enjoying their music well enough), so I wasn’t sure how I imagined their between song banter. I guess I pictured more samples and churchy sounds, which they obviously could pull off since they seem to be playing along to some pre-recorded samples/keys/whatever (note the Pro Tools rig, although I suppose that could just be recording the performance). But it was a little less epic than I pictured. A little more like a rock show. Not complaining, but when a band has a schtick like Ghost does it’s always interesting to see how the realities of a live performance match up to what’s in your head. Not that I can really judge from a quick YouTube clip anyway.
So speaking of which, enjoy: