Bonhams : Motörhead/Phil ('Philthy Animal') Taylor: An original Camco drum kit with shark motif bass drumskins, 1970's,
Motörhead/Phil ('Philthy Animal') Taylor: An original Camco drum kit with shark motif bass drumskins, 1970's,

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Lot 93
Motörhead/Phil ('Philthy Animal') Taylor: An original Camco drum kit with shark motif bass drumskins,
1970's,

Sold for £ 18,750 (US$ 24,379) inc. premium
Motörhead/Phil ('Philthy Animal') Taylor: An original Camco drum kit with shark motif bass drumskins,
1970's,
mirror finish, comprising; two 24 x 14inch bass drums each fitted with original front skins bearing shark teeth motifs and with an original Motörhead sticker, two original black wooden front head hoops, an 18inch floor Tom, a 16inch hanging Tom, a 15inch hanging Tom, and a 14inch hanging Tom. 'Cloud' badge. Each drum head on the Toms fitted with a clear Remo CS Black Dot. Accompanied by three vintage drum cases including a Le Blond bass drum case, one double braced double tom stand, various spare Remo CS Black Dot clear heads and various spare Camco lugs, dampers, and accessories

Footnotes

  • Motörhead was formed by bassist, singer, and songwriter Lemmy in 1975, and soon became one of the defining British metal bands of the 1980's.

    Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, (English, b.1954 - d.2015)
    Originally, Taylor took up drum lessons at Leeds College of Music on advice from his father. He joined Motörhead during the recording of the band's first album, 'On Parole', in 1975, when the band's first drummer Lucas Fox left. By the late 1970's, Taylor provided the key element in the band's head-banging, supercharged, distorted rhythmic sound, with his frenetic double bass drum barrage helping to define a new genre, "thrash" metal, which was most apparent in 'Overkill', the title track of the band's second album recorded at the Roundhouse Studios in London. Taylor's relentless drumming went on to resonate throughout thrash metal era and was taken up by the so-called 'Big Four', the four American bands that formed the cornerstones of the fast-moving, irresistible genre that dominated the 80's, namely Anthrax, Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer.

    These iconic original bass drum skins appeared on Taylor's drum kits at numerous live shows and music recordings throughout the 80's, some of which include Top Of The Pops in 1980, the official music video for Ace Of Spades released in 1980, and their live show in Nottingham.

    Provenance:
    Given to the vendor by his friend, another fellow drummer, who had acquired it from a private sale in the early 1990's.
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Motörhead/Phil ('Philthy Animal') Taylor: An original Camco drum kit with shark motif bass drumskins, 1970's,
Motörhead/Phil ('Philthy Animal') Taylor: An original Camco drum kit with shark motif bass drumskins, 1970's,
Motörhead/Phil ('Philthy Animal') Taylor: An original Camco drum kit with shark motif bass drumskins, 1970's,
Motörhead/Phil ('Philthy Animal') Taylor: An original Camco drum kit with shark motif bass drumskins, 1970's,
Motörhead/Phil ('Philthy Animal') Taylor: An original Camco drum kit with shark motif bass drumskins, 1970's,
Motörhead/Phil ('Philthy Animal') Taylor: An original Camco drum kit with shark motif bass drumskins, 1970's,
Motörhead/Phil ('Philthy Animal') Taylor: An original Camco drum kit with shark motif bass drumskins, 1970's,
Motörhead/Phil ('Philthy Animal') Taylor: An original Camco drum kit with shark motif bass drumskins, 1970's,
Motörhead/Phil ('Philthy Animal') Taylor: An original Camco drum kit with shark motif bass drumskins, 1970's,
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