Phil Judd

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Philip Raymond Judd
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Phil Judd, also known as Phil 'Bud' Judd on some releases, (born 20 March 1953) is a New Zealand singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He was a founding member of Split Enz along with Tim Finn, and also founded The Swingers. He left Split Enz in 1977 before returning briefly in 1978. Not long after, Judd experimented with New Zealand punk outfits Enemy and Suburban Reptiles. Out of the remnants of The Suburban Reptiles he formed The Swingers. After The Swingers broke up in 1983 he went on to perform with various other ex-Enz players in Melbourne-based band Schnell Fenster. He moved on to concentrate on composing film soundtracks. He has also released solo albums.
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Albums

Phil Judd - Private Lives album art Phil Judd Private Lives (Album) Mushroom New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
Phil Judd - The Swinger album art Phil Judd The Swinger (MiniAlbum) MCA Records Canada 1983 Sell This Version
Phil Judd - Death In Brunswick album art Philip Judd* Death In Brunswick (Album) EastWest, Mana Music Australia 1991 Sell This Version
516 820-2 Phil Judd - Mr Reliable: An unbelievably good soundtrack to the Motion Picture album art Phil Judd Mr Reliable: An unbelievably good soundtrack to the Motion Picture(CD, Album) Polydor 516 820-2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
none Phil Judd - Mr. Phudd & His Novelty Act album art Phil Judd Mr. Phudd & His Novelty Act(CD) Mana Music none Australia 2006 Sell This Version
none Phil Judd - Love Is A Moron album art Phil Judd Love Is A Moron(CD) Native Tongue Music Publishing none Australia 2008 Sell This Version
none Phil Judd - Play It Strange album art Phil Judd Play It Strange(CD, Album) Not On Label (Phil Judd Self-released) none Australia & New Zealand 2014 Sell This Version
Phil Judd - Unique album art Phil Judd Unique (Album) Not On Label (Phil Judd Self-released) Australia & New Zealand 2016 Sell This Version
Phil Judd - Flightless Bird album art Phil Judd Flightless Bird (Album) Not On Label (Phil Judd Self-released) 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Phil Judd - Dream'n'Away album art Phil Judd Dream'n'Away Mushroom New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
K-9309 Phil Judd - Rendezvous album art Phil Judd Rendezvous(7") Mushroom K-9309 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
Phil Judd - Long Hard Road album art Tim Finn & Philip Judd* Tim Finn & Philip Judd* - Long Hard Road (Single) WEA, Mana (3) Australia 1990 Sell This Version
903174409-7 Phil Judd - Death In Brunswick album art Philip Judd* Death In Brunswick(7", Promo) Mana Music 903174409-7 Australia 1991 Sell This Version

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unruh2525

unruh2525

January 30, 2017
QI'd just like to make an announcement about Phil Judd hat everyone who knows, and enjoys this eccentric and true original talent as, I believe, truly the original heart of Split Enz is very much alive, active and 10 times as creative as he ever was. He has at least four relatively new albums of such wit and complexity that listening to them is daunting in a positive way. It's like a bountiful meal you're obliged to eat, it doing so will be such a joy. I have exchanged a few emails with him, nd hole a warm and gracious man, it breaks my heart to know that he feels forgotten by the world. Quite the contrary. He is an genre in itself. I believe his influence can be strongly heard in nearly all the band who were part of the Kiwi Flying Nun explosion of the early 90s, some of the best pop music I have heard. But not just for me or Phil. By these albums for your own guaranteed pleasure - downright euphoria if you've missed the sound of his voice and sound as I have. By them for yourself. Flying Nun and Split Enz fas, sit up and take notice. This recent music Phil has been making in near absolute obscurity is as good as it gets. The classic Mental Notes is left in the dust, and Split Enz minus Phil suddenly sound so pedestrian and conventional. If there is anyway I can have this post printed in 40 foot letters or a mass mailing to all Discogs members, please be a part of the reclaiming of this lost genius. He deserves all the respect music fans can over, is a true original, and even if totally unknown today, his name will be immortal when Split Enz have faded into a footnote. Think of how few true originals there are. Dylan Bowie, Reed...and Judd more than deserves his place on his list. I love all these albums and am how struck by he huge leaps with which he's evolved with age. All too many decline. He.is moving in the precise opposite direction,. Mainly buy these albums for yourself. They're fun, there's always something new for your ears to discover and he is perfectly skewed, like all of the very very greatest artists. He fits in no genre, He plays Phil Judd which is more than enough. The King has returned and it's time to wake the villagers. He also has his own website. I believe I'm not permitted to post it, but it can be found with a minimum of effort and his stuff is for sale there too. All hail the return of the King of Kiwi !!!

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