MOTÖRHEAD Drummer PHIL 'PHILTHY ANIMAL' TAYLOR's Kit Up For Auction

MOTÖRHEAD Drummer PHIL 'PHILTHY ANIMAL' TAYLOR's Kit Up For Auction

A drum kit once used by late MOTÖRHEAD drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor is being auctioned via Bonhams, a celebrated auction house in England.

The Camco drum kit includes shark motif bass drumskins which appeared on Phil's kits at a number of live performances throughout the 1980s, among them "Top Of The Pops" in 1980 and the official music video for MOTÖRHEAD's 1980 classic "Ace Of Spades".

The kit was given to the vendor by his friend, another fellow drummer, who had acquired it from a private sale in the early 1990s.

The Bonhams web site describes the item as: "Mirror finish, comprising; two 24 x 14-inch 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 18-inch floor Tom, a 16-inch hanging Tom, a 15-inch hanging Tom, and a 14-inch 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."

Taylor died on November 11, 2015 of liver failure. He was 61 years old.

A few days after Taylor's passing, MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy told U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine that he was "devastated" to have lost one of his best friends. He said: "Now [Phil has] died and it really pisses me off that they take somebody like him and leave George Bush alive."

Taylor played in MOTÖRHEAD from 1975 to 1984 and again from 1987 to 1992. He appeared on the band's debut album, "On Parole", and played on a further ten albums, including 1979's "Bomber", 1980's "Ace Of Spades", and 1982's "Iron Fist".

Taylor contributed to MOTÖRHEAD's 1992 album "March Or Die" but departed the band during the recording process. The album was completed by drummers Tommy Aldridge and the band's most recent sticksman, Mikkey Dee.

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