Can you imagine MTV playing this video in its heyday? No way. Not with a pre-music narrative that unfolds before the first music note is struck 1:24 into this killer country rock song by singer-songwriter Paul Cauthen. With an undeniable baritone vocal -- part Waylon Jennings meets Johnny Cash -- "Holy Ghost Fire" burns it the way down. It's the first single from the Texas native's second album Room 41 (released September 6th).
"Got the Holy Ghost fire and it's burning in me /
I've got the Holy Ghost fire, and it's burning down these streets."
Directed by Gus Black, the video begins with a sermon from our Man-In-Black. The temptation of the flesh is too much for our preacher. As the blues-rock funk groove keeps things percolating, there is no hiding from this tantalizing "sermon." It just keeps caterwauling forward. Catch him on tour now.