Phantom Planet Is Missing

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Phantom Planet Is Missing
Studio album by Phantom Planet
Released July 28, 1998
Recorded American; Hook, North Hollywood, CA; Hully GullyA&M Studios, Hollywood, CA; Sony Music Studios, Santa Monica, CA [1]
Length 34:32
Label Geffen Records
Producer Mark Endert; Lee Popa; Phantom Planet; Paul Fox
Phantom Planet chronology
Phantom Planet Is Missing
The Guest
(2002)The Guest2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Phantom Planet is Missing is the debut album of the American band Phantom Planet. It was released in 1998 on Geffen Records.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Was Better Off" Alex Greenwald 2:43
2. "So I Fall Again" Alex Greenwald 2:51
3. "Recently Distressed" Alex Greenwald 2:26
4. "Can't Take It" Alex Greenwald 3:04
5. "The Local Black and Red" Alex Greenwald 2:24
6. "Don't Get Down" Jason Schwartzman 4:11
7. "Dying of Silence" Alex Greenwald 3:08
8. "Down in a Second" Alex Greenwald 2:58
9. "Lisa (Does It Hurt You?)" Alex Greenwald 3:16
10. "Rest Easy" Alex Greenwald 3:08
11. "Sleep Machine" Alex Greenwald 4:24


  • "Sleep Machine" is about Alex Greenwald's television.
  • "So I Fall Again" appears on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.[3] This song went up to #25 on some charts.[4]
  • "Can't Take It" was written about the band itself and their struggles in the music business in general.
  • "Don't Get Down" is the only song on the album written solely by Jason Schwartzman, the band's drummer.
  • "Lisa (Does It Hurt You)" features Jacques Brautbar's iconic quote: "just leave it." This quote is also the slogan of the Jacques Brautbar Fanclub (JBFC).[5]


Phantom Planet
Additional musicians
  • Patrick Warren - keyboards [1]
  • Mark Endert, Lee Pop, Phantom Planet, Paul Fox – production
  • Ed Thacker; Mark Endert – mixing
  • John Dunne. – photographer
  • Mark Endert, Lee Popa, Phantom Planet, Ed Thacker. - engineering [1]


  1. ^ a b c "Phantom Planet - Is Missing, 1998". Discogs. Retrieved May 12, 2017. 
  2. ^ Damas, Jason. Phantom Planet Is Missing at AllMusic. Retrieved February 17, 2013.
  3. ^ "Sabrina the Teenage Witch [Television Soundtrack] - Original TV Soundtrack". AllMusic. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ "So I Fall" lyrics. The Sleep Machine. Retrieved February 17, 2013.
  5. ^ "The Jacques Brautbar Fanclub". Retrieved February 17, 2013.