The Phantoms

Boston, MA1976-1984

NUKE AGE – single

Wagon Loopy – 12 song CD – full album with cover art – Liner Notes

Free Download Hip Hippy Punk 2.9 MB Sample 452k,
Punk Pop – 1981 – 4-piece – Hippies and punks?

Strange and Rare – Cover Song by The Phantoms

Green Manalishi – 3.2 MB : Bass/Vocals – David Jay : Guitar – Micky Metts : Drums – Angelo Aversa
The Phantoms were not known for ‘cover’ songs – they had so many original tunes, covers were not really an option. In 1980, they added 3 covers to their set list, Shapes of Things – Yardbirds, We Gotta Get Outta This Place – The Animals and… Direct from the secret vault comes a very rare cover of a Fleetwood Mac song by Peter Green. This is the early Phantoms as a 3-piece.


The Beginning: 1976 – 1977
The Phantoms’ founding members, Micky Metts and Angelo Aversa A.K.A. Piggy Apple, met in 1976 when Micky answered a classified ad seeking a bass player. The band was Carnelian, with Bob Bowley A.K.A. Clash Carnal on guitar and vocals, and Angelo Aversa on drums; the two were former high school classmates from Waltham, MA. Read More