Phantom Tollbooth PhotoPhantom Tollbooth, named after a popular children's book, was a strongly art-rock-influenced variation on the raging yet eclectic post-hardcore of Husker Du and the Minutemen, incorporating quick tempo changes, noise experiments, and bits of jazz. The group was formed in New York by guitarist Dave Rick, formerly of Yo La Tengo and a frequent collaborator with Bongwater, B.A.L.L., and King Missile. Phantom Tollbooth debuted in 1986 with a self-titled EP, which was followed by the albums One-Way Conversation (1987) and Power Toy (1988). After a final EP in 1990, Daylight in the Quiet Zone, Rick abandoned the project to become a full-time member of King Missile. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide