This 1983 Phantom Records compilation is perhaps the finest
Australian various artist compilation ever released in this
country.Phantom records was Sydney's greatest musical
icon in the early 80's.
Single after single of some of the best bands to be found
anywhere in Australia. With some of the best artwork to boot,
talking of which hows that sock on the cover,
its a sticker which I've never peeled back
so don't ask me whats underneath.
The bands on this , one of whom I've covered earlier (Flaming Hands)
are fantastic. Some you will know as they became, lets say successful
later. The Sunnyboys who's wonderful "Love to rule"off their first Ep
shows a band with all the promise later fulfilled.
The Flaming Hands and their J.Sullivan prototype The Passengers
are really, really good pop which should have made a bigger impact.
The Cockroaches are a really fun band which later morphed into
one of this countries biggest earning bands ever, I won't say who
see if anyone can guess.
I'll just say that they also are a really fun band.
And "Le Hoodgoo Gurus " who later dropped the "Le" to become the
"Hoodoo Gurus"after this their 1st single. Other notable bands include
"The Visitors",Denis Tek's band after the legendary "Radio Birdman"
and well all the rest cause they're all brilliant.
This record is a testament to a glorious chapter
in Sydney's proud musical heritage,
which almost is as good as Brisbane's
Now lets hear some comments on these great bands,
I've got some other stuff to post on some of the individual bands.
And I'd love to hear from Sydney people who lived through
this period of time.