Visitors - 1980 - Phantom 12'' (AUD)
Phantom EP was the first release of Sydney punk group The Visitors. The Phantom EP was an emanation of an afternoons recording session at Palm Studios in Sydney on an 8-track recording system. The studio was booked by producer Charles Fisher for the band to record some demos, but the band set up the recording as if it where a live set and played through what was more or less their live set list. Phantom EP was a collection of what was considered to be the best recordings from the Palm Studio Sessions.
The only overdubs done on the EP were some of the vocal parts vocal parts. The original Phantom EP features guitar parts in the song "Life Spill" which were edited out of later releases, and is a completely different mix to the full-length albums that came later. Soon after the Visitors session, Deniz Tek produced the Lipstick Killers first single at the inexpensive Palms. Thereafter, it became thought of as rather "hip" to record there, and Palms was elevated from obscurity to being the site of many Sydney punk and New Wave recordings in the early '80s.
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