Dreams are some of the best inspiration for songs. Especially when they follow a storyline. Every once in awhile I have dreams that make a little sense and follow a story and when I do, I almost always turn those dreams into songs. “This Particular Cult” was this exactly.
Recorded as apart of Home Tapes Vol. 1: Phantom Forsake, “This Particular Cult” has a ton of allusions to Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations and the characters within the classic novel. I was reading the book at the time I had the dream so it’s really no surprise Ms. Joe, Biddy, Estella and Bentley all appear. What they’re doing around a cult on the other hand is beyond me. You’ll have to ask my subconscious that one.
Anyways, I’ve been doing a lot of work booking tours so I thought I’d take a break and record myself playing this song since I don’t play it that often. Still I like it quite a bit and I hope you do too.
Enjoy and have a great weekend!