The Fantastic Lightning Ares

For their only release on Bounty, Nathan McDougal’s Fantastic Lightning Ares put the Manhattans’ soul radio hit “Shining Star” on its knees in 1981. Their pressing complete, the Lightning Ares picked up their 45s and never returned to Boddie. Rumors have surfaced of a Griffin, Georgia–based Fantastic Lightning quartet using the more familiar spelling of “Aires,” but whether they are the Ares of Boddie and Bounty remains unknown.

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