Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch has made no secret over the years of the fact that he considers “The Killing Moon” to be “the greatest song ever written,” and, in this new video for the NME, he explains how the song was born, via a backwards David Bowie chord sequence and some divine lyrical intervention. That’s right, God co-wrote the song.

McCulloch next week will release a new live/studio 2CD set called Holy Ghosts, which combines the fan-funded studio album Pro Patria Mori released in limited quantities last year with an unreleased 15-track live set of “orchestral reworkings” of solo tracks and Bunnymen classics recorded last May,

If you haven’t yet heard 2012’s Pro Patria Mori, it’s now streaming over at The Quietus.

 

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