Tuesday, 31 July 2007

20 Years Ago this Month

It's now been 20 years since the release of Appetite for Destruction. Like myself, many people grew up with this album and the roller coaster ride that was Guns n' Roses back in the late 80's and early 90's. Anyone have any interesting memories of the album and the times?

This was the original artwork for the album as inspired by Robert Williams. It had to be replaced by the more familiar one (above right) as MTV refused to play their videos until it was gone. It didn't goo far however, it ended up on the inside artwork!

Monday, 30 July 2007

Coming Up This Week...

It's the 80's hard rock classic.....

Guns n' Roses and Appetite for Destruction

Sunday, 29 July 2007

Show On Tonight

I found this online and it's brilliant! The original video is from a 70s disco version of Apache (By the Tommy Seebach band) and just lashed on top of the Moog Cookbook remix of Kelly Watch the Stars. Love it!

Show on tonight at 9pm! Don't miss it!

Monday, 23 July 2007

Up Next Week

Next Sunday at 9pm we'll be looking at Moon Safari by French outfit Air.

Don't forget that the Jackson C. Frank show will be repeated next Sunday morning at 7 if you're still awake!

Sunday, 22 July 2007

Playlist for 22/07/2007

Jackson C. Frank - "Jackson C. Frank" 1965

1: Don't Look Back
2: Kimbie
3: Kust Like Anything
4: Spanish Moss
5: Last Month of The Year (early demo)
6: You Never Wanted Me
7: Blues Run The Game (album version)
8: Marlene (post album track)
9: Dialogue
10: Al Stewart Clip
11: Yellow Walls
12: My Name is Carnival
13: Billy Connolly clip
14: Can't Get Away From my Love
15: Cryin' Like A Baby
16: Milk and Honey

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Rare Clip

There is very little footage of Frank floating around. Here is a short clip from a documentary about the London Folk scene which was long lost in the BBC archives as it was wrongly labeled as a documentary on the Railways!

Burning Man

UnaRocks tipped us all off to a fantastic video. It's the closing scene to Daft Punks new film Electroma. Not only is it a great scene but it features Dialogue from Jackson C. Frank as the soundtrack. A great, great video.

Monday, 16 July 2007

Up This Week...

A special show this week as we look at the life of Jackson C. Frank and his self titled release from 1965. It was to be his first and only release as his deeply troubled youth would evolve into an even more troubled future.
His album is regarded as the most forgotten classics of the last century and it would later go on to inspire the likes of Simon and Garfunkle and Nick Drake. But what happened to him in his childhood that brought out such a beautiful album and indeed what happened to him in later life? Well this Sunday between 9 and 10pm on Phantom 105.2's album archive we're going to tell you his story.

Sunday, 15 July 2007

Playlist for 15/07/2007

Playist for Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan (15/07/2007)

1: Rainy Day Women (live Unplugged)

2: Absolutley Sweet Marie (live Unplugged)

3: 4th Time Around (live 1966)

4: I Want You (live 1981)

5: Freeze (Studio Outtake)

6: Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat (Live 1966)

7: Just Like A Woman (live 1981)

8: I Wanna Be Your Lover (album outtake)

9: She's Your Lover Now (album outtake)

10: Rainy day Women #'s 12 & 35 (album version)

Friday, 13 July 2007


Nice Bob poster. You can find more of them here. Or you can buy them down in Wicklow town directly from collectable poster art. We like!

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Up This Week...

Back to normal business...

Coming up this Sunday we're looking at Bob Dylan and his 1966 release Blonde on Blonde. This Sunday at 9pm on Phantom 105.2

Monday, 9 July 2007

Go Buy My T-Shirt

I suggested it and the lads at Festival Shirts made it! Whoop! See here and go buy one here...but don't get it in blue...i don't want us to be clashing!


Sorry for the lack of updates over the last few weeks.....but all of us in Phantom Towers have been very busy setting up Camp Phantom down in Oxegen 2007. It was a mad few weeks for a lot of people working in Phantom and a very busy weekend for everyone.

The Phantom crew

But we had great fun and did a great job. Loads of great links and interviews and loads of great pics. Here's a few!

(back L-r) Nadine, Emer, Rosin, Sarah-Ann, Louise (front L-r) Caz, Ruth, Brian

Michael Stipe and Myself
Myself and Dave Crean at Tori Amos
Arcade Fire go Climbing and Tim Robbins takes pics....surreal!
Nadine (The Kiosk) and Emer (Phantom 'Good' News)
I'll be back later with an update on the show.