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Monday, August 18, 2008

Phantom Chords - Johnny Remember Me 12" CD Single

Year of Release: 1990
Label: M&G Polydor Records LTD
Genre: Rockabilly

Track Listing:
1. Johnny Remember Me
2. Ghost Train
3. Relentless

Another single for an unreleased album. This one is from The Phantom Chords, which I played constantly, patiently waiting for an LP that never came out. Great haunting sounds from Dave Vanian and his new band.

Dave Vanian and Roman Jugg of The Damned formed The Phantom Chords in 1988. Having become bored with The Damned and wanting to play music they really could relate to, the two began writing songs and by 1990 had secured a deal with M&G Polydor records. That year, the band's debut single "Johnny Remember Me" was released and the band, sporting a cool rockabilly attitude and doing mostly cover songs, played quite a few sold-out shows. Sadly, within a few months M&G Polydor dropped the band from their label before a second single could be released. Much time and effort had went into writing and recording songs for the debut album, which now would not be released because M&G Polydor owned the material.

Two one-sided acetates exist of the unreleased debut album, and are available only as a bootleg.

Download: The Phantom Chords - Johnny Remember Me 12"
Download size: 10.49 MB


DALETH said...

Awesome blog! That Drugs of Faith record rules. Would you mind posting the DALETH (my "one man" sludge band) tracks from the Blue Shift split on here? Check it out and let me know what you think! Here is the link:


Some other relative links:
http://www.myspace.com/dalethmusic (myspace)


http://www.fordocumentationonly.com (label site)

Thanks in advance!

Joe / Daleth

black devil disco said...

Yo Yo,

I think that song Johnny Remember Me was originally produced by the famously eerie Joe Meek. I think I have a version done by John Leyton somewhere...

That shits banoodles!


Anonymous said...

Tasty. Reminiscent of Stray Cats - Brian Setzer, plus a bit of Johnny Horton, and an old Oz band, the Johnnys