Phantom Power

Phantom Power

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Phantom Power combine Brit-Rock & American-Noir for power rock 'scapes laced with acid riffs. Bent and dirty beats meet tragic-pretty melodies to create a strung-out beauty.

Biography

Inspired by a variety of song forms and genres from The Clash to Funkadelic, Phantom Power’s compositions combine intensive spikes of rhythmic guitar with passages of colorful chordplay and vintage spaced-out grooves. The sound is a psychedelic head-bang, curling and pulsing guitar lines over earthquake drums and stripper-shimmy bass. The lyrics range from mystical to street-wise and raw, from lovers’ laments to statements of political outrage. Live, Phantom Power is raunchy energy and hypnotic jams, contagious choruses and fiery improvisation.

Lyrics

USA

Written By: Phantom Power

You're hangin' around, prayin' every 4th of July.
In every town, every town, every town hear it comin'.
Wavin' in Line, wavin' in line, so how's your brother doing in the USA.

Oh man, it's a drag!
You better watch what you say.
They want you man;
You're in the USA!

Watch your child all you citizens, the machine is running.
In every town, every town, every town hear it comin'.
Wavin in Line', wavin' in line, so how's your brother...
you're lost & found in the USA

Oh man, it's a drag!
You better watch what you say.
They want you man;
You're in the USA!

Here comes the ocean, gather 'round
The body bags are leaving, but they won't be televised!

Here we go... here we go again!!

Oh man, it's a drag!
You better watch what you say.
They want you man;
You're in the USA!

They want you.

Drown the Down

Written By: Phantom Power

Mama's in the back, she ain't feelin' it anymore;
This cancer's taken all I've been workin' for.

So what, she's wastin' away, on a sunny holiday.
It's a lonely world. Like you care. Like you care.

I wanna see you're eyes when they go electric;
Like the stars over California.

So when you're wastin' away, on a sunny holiday.
It's a lonely world. Like you care. Like you care.

Let's Drown the Down. Let's Drown the Down.

Monday morning back into a jam;
I'm pulling out back to my funk.

She's given up, she's seen too much;
Wants all her money back yea.
It's a lonely world. Like you care. Like you care.

Let's Drown the Down. Let's Drown the Down.

Drown the Down.

Star of Overkill

Written By: Phantom Power

When you go tired;
When you go numb;
When you set the fire;
Down the spine of love...

Let go!
'Cause I don't care.
Let go, cause I don't care.

And you are surrounded;
And you like them young;
When you need somebody;
But can't stand anyone...

Let go!
'Cause I don't care.
Let go, cause I don't care.

When you need somebody,
And you are divided;
And you lose the thrill;
Lose your faith in perfection;
The Star of overkill.

Let go!
Let go; I don't care.
Let go, cause I don't care.

When you need somebody....

Discography

Phantom Power I - released October 2006

Set List

20-40 minute sets