Whiskey for the Holy Ghost is the second solo album from Lanegan, and it was released January 18th, 1994. It builds upon the roots-music foundation Lanegan established with his debut The Winding Sheet.
Released during the grunge explosion of the early 1990s, Whiskey for the Holy Ghost showcases Lanegan's growing maturity as a songwriter and vocalist. Lyrically, Lanegan continues to delve into the darker side of the human experience on songs like "Borracho" and the biblical "Pendulum." "House a Home" was released as a single with an accompanying video. Dan Peters of Mudhoney guests on the album, playing drums on the songs "Borracho" and "House a Home."