My friend, rock star Binky Phillips arrived late at the top, but he’s there. International recognition is pouring in.
Binky Phillips carries himself with a massive load of humble, but it’s getting harder to maintain.
Just last week, we reported on the band’s song Splitsville or Bust reaching the rock news stratosphere in Rolling Stone. But before that article withered into the powdered dust where blogs go to die, more huzzahs arrive.
“I’m not so much bragging and boasting as I am just sharing my hard-earned joy,” Phillips emailed his friends and fans.
After decades of forming and reforming bands, playing rock guitar, writing tunes and a book about it all, the spotlight finally turned.
On the heels of Rolling Stone’s notice came an article by the “legendary Kris Needs” in Classic Rock, one of the top three rock rags in the world.
Needs calls The Planet’s new album a “gloriously noisy, musical-gentrification defying explosion, drenched with lost New York spirit…”
Recognition Avalanche for Rock Star Binky Phillips and the Planets
Rock experts who’ve known Binky Phillips since he crashed the CBGB scene in the 70s are thrilled to see him get the notice he deserves.
Phillips is humble about leading The Planets. His name got appended because a search found umpteen bands with the same name already playing.
Still, he’s the writer of the often funny and nearly always head-banging hits on Established 1972 NYC.
Here’s a treat — you can hear the whole gloriously rocking thing on YouTube.