Phantom Blue

Gigi Hangach, Michelle Meldrum, Kim Nielsen, Nicole Couch, Linda McDonald

Members of Phantom Blue: Gigi Hangach, Josephine Draven, Kim Nielsen, Linda McDonald, Michelle Meldrum, Nicole Couch
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.phantomblue.com/, http://www.myspace.com/phantombluerock

Discography of Phantom Blue:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Built To Perform 12 Audio 1993 Roadrunner Records
2 Phantom Blue 9 Audio 1989 Roadrunner Records
3 Phantom Blue 9 Audio 1989 Roadrunner Records
4 Phantom Blue 9 Audio 1989 Roadrunner Records
5 Phantom Blue 9 Audio 1989 Shrapnel Records
6 Phantom Blue 9 Audio 1989-00-00 Roadrunner Records
7 Built To Perform 12 Audio 1993 Geffen Records
8 Caught Live! 12 Audio 1997 DRZ Records
9 My Misery 4 Audio 1993 Roadrunner Records
10 Prime Cuts & Glazed Donuts 14 Audio 1995 Not On Label
11 Why Call It Love? 2 Audio 1989 Roadrunner Records
12 My Misery 4 Audio 1993 Roadrunner Records
13 Phantom Blue 9 Audio 1989 Shrapnel Records
14 Built To Perform 12 Audio 1994 Hades Records (3)
15 Built To Perform 12 Audio 1993
16 Full Blown 5 Audio not on label
17 Built To Perform 12 Audio 1993 Roadrunner Records


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.


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