Phil Parfitt - Mental Home Recordings (A Turntable Friend) CD
Philip Parfitt is best known as the founder, guitarist, vocalist and primary songwriter of The Perfect Disaster. Formed in 1980, the alternative rock band released four albums and reached number fifteen on the UK Indie Chart before splitting up in 1991.
Philip Parfitt's songs on Mental Home Recordings possess both scars and genius. If Parfitt's previous work lurked within the sharp garage tradition of Bo Diddley, the Velvets and the Stones, he operates now within a quieter idiom: Nick Drake, Ronnie Lane, Syd Barrett. Quieter but not softer: this record will scrub you raw.
A Turntable Friend TURN74