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Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor
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Phil Taylor in 1982
Background information
Birth name Phil Taylor
Also known as "Philthy Animal", "Philthy Phil"
Born (1954-09-21)21 September 1954
Hasland, Chesterfield, England
Died 11 November 2015(2015-11-11) (aged 61)
Genres Heavy metal, speed metal, hard rock
Instruments Drums
Years active 1975–2015
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.

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



  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.
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