1. On Phil's solo albums he often refers to himself in the credit list/liner notes as "PC". For instance in the "No Jacket Required" liner notes he writes stuff like:
PC - Drums, Linn Drum Machine, bass, Oberheim OB-X, vocals
and so on.
2. At the Genesis
Sonny: Look at Phil on the drums!
Rico: I'm surprised PC hasn't developed Popeye arms yet! Wow!
3. PC's first movie role was just as a face in the crowd in "A Hard Day's Night
" (yes, the Beatles
flick). He's been on TV and he played a major role as a very notorious
mail train robber in UK history in the 1988 film "Buster
". It's based on an actual event that happened around 1963, but PC's comedic charm serves him well too. It's got his splendid version of "We Got a Groovy
Kind of Love" and his own Motown
- influenced hit "Two Hearts". Both songs rocketed to #1 in America
and elsewhere. Well worth checking out, PC and his talents really shine.
4. PC has also appeared on several other people's albums, too numerous to list here. On "Both Sides" he does everything himself - all singing, instruments,production, etc. He's also done work on the "Tarzan
" soundtrack (PC - WHY did you work with fucking N'SYNC
on that one? Who spiked your drink? Bleeeccch!). Also check out some Genesis
and Brand X
5. It was early July and I saw the musical guest PC play "Amazing Grace
" on the bagpipes on the Late Night
show. After a commercial break Dave Letterman
announced that the show was done - "that's all we have time for today and we'll see you Monday - no wait! We'll be back on Tuesday, Monday is American Independence Day
". He looked at PC and said, "I guess that day doesn't mean anything to you, does it?". Phil just quipped, "It's just another Monday". Uh-huh.