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Phil Campbell

Phil Campbell

Phil Campbell


There is more than one artist by the name of Phil Campbell, including: 1) a Scottish singer-songwriter and lead singer of the bands White Buffalo and The Temperance Movement 2) the lead guitarist since 1984 of the British heavy metal band Motörhead 1) Phil Campbell is a Scottish singer-songwriter. Born in Scotland and into a family of lay preachers (his father) and hymn writers (his grandparents), Campbell soaked up the religious ether of this existence and then ignored it as best he could. Read more on Last.fm
There is more than one artist by the name of Phil Campbell, including: 1) a Scottish singer-songwriter and lead singer of the bands White Buffalo and The Temperance Movement 2) the lead guitarist since 1984 of the British heavy metal band Motörhead 1) Phil Campbell is a Scottish singer-songwriter. Born in Scotland and into a family of lay preachers (his father) and hymn writers (his grandparents), Campbell soaked up the religious ether of this existence and then ignored it as best he could. He initially made something of a splash in the mid-1990s when he stood out amongst the more itinerant Glaswegian flotsam and jetsam and signed a development deal with WEA aged just 18. He followed this by signing to EMI and recording his debut album 'Fresh New Life' before he had turned 20.

Campbell then fell out with EMI, blew his advance on drugs and friends (in that order) and then fell on his feet quick enough to get a cute scar on his left cheek and a bunch of songs that tell the whole sordid tale. 'After The Garden' (2008), 'Daddy's Table' (2009) and most recently 'Saviour's Song' (2010) are a beautiful collection of albums which live up to the promise Campbell showed us all those years ago. Campbell's own uneasy listening includes Tom Waits, Elliot Smith, Neil Young, anything from Exile On Main Street and Sticky Fingers (you should hear Campbell's piano version of Gimme Shelter - it's enough to make you wonder whether you're allowed to witness something this brittle), and anything by Bob Dylan. The sleeve notes for 'Saviour's Song' proudly proclaim that the album was produced and engineered by Campbell with 2 mics and a laptop. Known to be wary of long times in studios looking over the shoulders of engineers, between major and Independent album releases, Campbell quietly worked away on 3 EPs known as The Lost London Trilogy, which he used to hone his skill as a producer/engineer.

'Tornado Blues' and 'Midnight Medicine' show a darker side to the singer. 'Sincerely, L. Cohen' presents 4 tracks from the master of sorrow, which Campbell recorded on his birthday in 2007. He is presently the frontman for the band The Temperance Movement 2) Phil Campbell (born Philip Anthony Campbell on 7 May 1961 in Pontypridd, Wales) has been the lead guitarist of the British heavy metal band Motörhead since 1984.

He is also the former guitarist of Persian Risk. By the time he was 13, Campbell was playing semi-professionally with a cabaret band called Contrast. Later he played with a pub-rock band called Roktopus (not Rocktopus) at gigs in and around South Wales. In 1979 he formed the heavy metal band, Persian Risk.

He joined Motörhead in 1984. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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