Phantom - Love Me
At just under 2 minutes, Love Me is the wildest rockabilly rave-up ever laid down to wax. Covered by the Cramps, of course. An alternate take recently came to life, and it may be even better than the original. A discovery of Pat Boone (!) The Phantom always played in his mask. There's a rumour he appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, but I find that hard to believe. There was no follow-up in the same vein and Nick passed into the history books. This is an eighties issue of his collected oeuvre. I have a seventies bootleg of the 45, and recently paid too much money for an Ebay copy of the original on Dot.
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