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Old 11-27-2011, 02:33 PM
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Default Re: Simon Phillips B-Sides - The Rarities

Originally Posted by Mad About Drums View Post
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Today's post is related to the collaboration of Simon with rock legend Pete Townshend (The Who), Mr Phillips has played on and off with Townshend for over 30 years now, and he recorded 4 solo albums with the legendary guitarist: Emtpy Glass (1980), All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes (1982), White City (1985) and The Iron Man (1989).

Simon played live with Pete on many occasions, with Pete Townshend's Deep End (1986), with The Who (1989) and Pete Townshend live in NYC (1993).

Here's a few links highlighting some of Simon's work with Pete Townshend.

"Won't Get Fooled Again" with Deep End

"A Little Is Enough" with Deep End (originaly on the album Empty Glass)

"Give Blood" with Deep End (originaly on the album White City)

"Communication" from All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes

"Let My Love Open The Door" from live in NYC (originaly on the album Empty Glass)

"Dig" from the album The Iron Man

Wow, those Townsend gigs were a big band setup. Of course, Simon nailed it. I especially like his little 16th kick syncopation in the verse groove on "won't get fooled again". A standard rock vibe groove we all use, but it's so perfectly placed in that number.
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