Phil Miller RIP

blobbblobb Frets: 887

Another great guitarist leaves this world.

Phil was founder member of Delivery, joined Robert Wyatt to form Matching Mole (the follow on band to Soft Machine), Hatfield & The North and National Health before forming his own band 'In Cahoots' and myriad other progressive Jazz outfits along the way.

"Phil Miller would rather play a wrong note than a note that somebody else had ever played" - Robert Wyatt.

"Journalists have always tended to describe Phil's playing in terms of restraint, lack of ego, tastefulness, etc. This hardly does it justice. His ambition is actually to hypnotise the audience into a state of utter submission by means of a system of complex, secretive and often terrifying facial grimaces that he has perfected". - Dave Stewart

A hero of mine, and many others. A fundamental entity of the Canterbury Scene.

We'll miss you Phil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_nzfHPZgd4&index=2&list=PL94gOvpr5yt3qX6FpfPNeMNFy3wds8lxH




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  • blobbblobb Frets: 887
    edited October 2017
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  • blobbblobb Frets: 887
    edited October 2017
    Phil with matching Mole on French TV

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyPNZiFJyS0
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 741
    Bugger. He's gone up to jam with Pip Pyle.

    Love Hatfield and the North. I even learnt how to play the guitar lead of "Aigrette".


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  • steamabacussteamabacus Frets: 919
    edited October 2017
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPDNYfLdg9E

    What on Earth are you doing, God?
    Is this some sort of joke you're playing?
    Is it cause we didn't pray?
    Well I can't see the point of the word without the action
    Are you just hot air, breathing over us and over all?
    Is it fun watching us all?
    Where's your son? We want him again!

    And next time you send your boy down here
    Give him a wife and a sexy daughter
    Someone we can understand
    Who's got some ideas we can use, really relate to
    We've all read your rules, tried them
    Learnt them in school, then tried them
    They're impossible rules, and you've made us look fools
    Well done, God, but now please...

    Don't hunt me down, for Heaven's sake!
    You know that I'm only joking, aren't I?
    Pardon me I'm very drunk!
    But I know what I'm trying to say, and it's nearly night time
    And we're still alone, waiting for something unknown, still waiting
    So throw down a stone, or something!
    Give us a sign, for Christ's sake!

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  • blobbblobb Frets: 887
    edited October 2017
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2khfep

    This a great vid of Phil doing his thing.
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  • I remember that being on tv.

    What's always struck me about Phil's playing is his relative lack of vibrato compared to your average rock guitarist - the notes are very 'naked' and pure.
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