Phantom Blue

Phantom Blue

Founded by best friends Michelle Meldrum and Nicole Couch, Phantom Blue recorded a demo that won them a contract with Shrapnel Records and an eponymous debut album in the Summer of 1989, attracting transatlantic interest, and minor hit single "Why Call it Love". However, the band resented the glam metal/hair metal image given by their record company, which did not equate with their actual much heavier sound, and also being made to shoot the video for "Why Call it Love" at a male penitentiary. Much momentum was lost in finding a new management and record deal (finally with Geffen Records), and their follow-up album Built to Perform did not emerge until 1993.

A reasonably successful European tour to promote it followed in 1994. Unfortunately some destabilizing lineup changes followed before the independently-released Prime Cuts & Glazed Donuts in 1995 which also featured a comic book on the band that was packaged with the CD. The band's live album Caught Live was released in 1997. By the end of the decade, vocalist Gigi Hangach had left, leaving drummer Linda McDonald the only surviving founding member of the band. Nevertheless the band soldiered on, releasing the EP Full Blown in 1998 before calling it quits.


Phantom Blue Discography Tracks


Phantom Blue Phantom Blue (Album) Shrapnel Records Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
Phantom Blue Built To Perform (Album) Roadrunner Records Europe 1993 Sell This Version
none Phantom Blue Prime Cuts & Glazed Donuts(CD, Album) Not On Label none US 1995 Sell This Version
DRZ1001 Phantom Blue Caught Live!(CD, Album) DRZ Records DRZ1001 US 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RR 5445 7 Phantom Blue Why Call It Love?(7", Single) Roadrunner Records RR 5445 7 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
Phantom Blue My Misery (Maxi) Roadrunner Records Europe 1993 Sell This Version


PB001 Phantom Blue Full Blown(CD, EP) not on label PB001 US Unknown Sell This Version