Ignatius Jones (born Juan Ignacio Trápaga in 1957, Singalong, Manila, Philippines) is an Australian events director, journalist, actor and previously fronted the shock rock band Jimmy and the Boys. From 1976 to 1982 the group pioneered the use of shock theatrics in Australia. By the end of the 1970s they were “one of the most popular live acts on the Australian scene” with Jones performing as lead vocalist and contortionist alongside Joylene Thornbird Hairmouth (born William O’Riordan) on keyboards and vocals as a kitsch transvestite.
In 1981 they scored their only top 10 single with “They Won’t Let My Girlfriend Talk to Me”, written by Split Enz leader, Tim Finn. After issuing two studio albums and a live set, the group disbanded in 1982 with Jones set to pursue a solo career. In April 1982, Ignatius Jones issued his debut solo single, “Like a Ghost”, which was written by The Church’s frontman Steve Kilbey.
For the US release, “Like A Ghost” became the only single by an Australian artist to receive a remix by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai.
Like A Ghost (An M & M Mix) 6:15
Seductive Ways 3:09
Like A Ghost (Original Version) 6:38
It’s No Reason 5:31