Phil Taylor (musician)
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor
Phil Taylor in 1982
|Birth name||Phil Taylor|
|Also known as||"Philthy Animal", "Philthy Phil"|
|Born||21 September 1954|
Hasland, Chesterfield, England
|Died||11 November 2015(aged 61)|
|Genres||Heavy metal, speed metal, hard rock|
|Associated acts||Motörhead, Waysted|
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor (21 September 1954 – 11 November 2015) was a English rock drummer in the British heavy metal band Motörhead from 1975–1984 and 1987-1992 recording ten studio albums and the live album No Sleep 'til Hammersmith. The classic mark IV Motörhead line-up consisted of Lemmy, Philthy Animal Taylor and Fast Eddie Clarke.
Discography[change | change source]
Motörhead[change | change source]
- On Parole (1975/1979)
- Motörhead (1977)
- Overkill (1979)
- Bomber (1979)
- Ace of Spades (1980)
- No Sleep 'til Hammersmith (1981)
- Iron Fist (1982)
- Another Perfect Day (1983)
- Rock 'n' Roll (1987)
- 1916 (1991)
- March ör Die (1992)
Other recordings[change | change source]
- The Muggers (album) The Muggers Tapes Live recording from a brief spell of about 4 gigs Phil drummed with Fast Eddie Clarke on guitar, John 'Speedy' Keen, also on guitar, and Billy Wrath on bass. The album was released as a 'bonus' to a 'Best of Motorhead' release.
- Philthy Phil & Fast Eddie (album) Naughty Old Santa's Christmas Classics (1989)
- GMT One By One 12" single (1989)
- GMT War Games CD release of same tracks + one other (1991)
- The Deviants Have Left The Planet (album) drummed with Ladbroke Grove pals Mick Farren on vocals, Larry Wallis on guitar, etc. (1999)
- Sheep In Wolves' Clothing Motorheadbangers fan club tribute CD. The Deviants Mick Farren vocals, Andy Colquhoun, guitar, David Ito, bass and Philthy, drums; re-recorded the Motorhead / Farren song 'Lost Johnny' for the CD - released 7 April 2008.
Other appearances[change | change source]
- Taylor appears, dressed in drag, part way through the Girlschool promotional video for their song "Yeah, Right".
- Classic Albums - Ace Of Spades DVD. Taylor is in interview and playing drums on several of the Ace Of Spades albums classic tracks.
References[change | change source]
- "Former MotÖrhead Drummer Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor Dies At 61". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
- Girlschool Promo video from Bronze Rocks at YouTube video