Phil Taylor (musician)

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Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor
Phil Taylor in 1982
Phil Taylor in 1982
Background information
Birth namePhil Taylor
Also known as"Philthy Animal", "Philthy Phil"
Born(1954-09-21)21 September 1954
Hasland, Chesterfield, England
Died11 November 2015(2015-11-11) (aged 61)
GenresHeavy metal, speed metal, hard rock
Years active1975–2015

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.

Taylor died in London of liver failure on 11 November 2015 at the age of 61.[1]

Discography[change | change source]

Motörhead[change | change source]

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".[2]
  • 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]

  1. "Former MotÖrhead Drummer Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor Dies At 61". Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  2. Girlschool Promo video from Bronze Rocks at YouTube video

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