Bugger West- Don’t Say It LP

Here’s a rare and quirky minimal synth gem. This one’s so obscure, in fact, that I can’t find a single stitch of information about it, except for what comes on the sleeve.

Bugger West seems to be a one man project, helmed by D. Phillips. Mr. Phillips is credited with writing all of the songs contained within. Steve Zero and Nick Madaloni contribute guitar to a handful of the tracks. This 1984 album was released on Llist records, which I’ve also never heard of. The only other relevant information is a message left by West/Phillips himself, which states that “this album is dedicated to Kathy (my wife) and Chelsea (my daughter) with all my love.”

Perhaps some more astute readers can shed some light on this project, and any other related work by D. Phillips?   I reckon it’s not the same Swiss hardcore vocalist Dave Phillips…but stranger things have happened.

EDIT: There is a follow up 7” from 1987, but after having owned it for a short period of time, I sadly must report it’s not of the same vibe as this LP at all.

Anyway, here’s the album credits!

Bugger West- Don’t Say It LP
1. Water
2. Inside your mind
3. Don’t say it
4. Fine hine
5. Spiral
6. Superior man
7. Right between the lies
8. Broken hearts
9. 102752

*download it here* (RE-RIPPED 5.21.12)

17 Responses to “Bugger West- Don’t Say It LP”

  1. Fernando Says:






  2. Anonymous Says:

    very tasty indeed!, thanking you.

  3. oldskool Says:

    No infos to share, just wanted to say thank you — this one's quite unique and fun to listen to!

  4. Vanilla Face Says:

    Nice one, Frankie.

  5. Hi, I know the (hardcore) Dave Phillips (I do his websites for him), and he definitely did not do this! 😉

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Fun min synth album… Thanks!

  7. Doug or Dougie as he was known, was a drummer for the new wave group the Sharks in the 80's. He used the name Bugger West to sell his album. I think he tried to market the album in Europe. Anyway he and the sharks are from Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. You can't find too much on the Sharks or Dougie online. Hope this helped you.

  8. frankie teardrop Says:

    it does, thank you! now if only we i could find a single copy of this to call my own. this one was on loan!

  9. Anonymous Says:

    i really like what i've heard on youtube. is there any chance of a reup??? thanks!

  10. Hi Frankie….I’ve been very intrigued every since you posted this great obscurity and it’s been near the top of my want list ever since, until very recently…I was able to score a copy at a cheap price…Thanks very much for bringing this gem to the forefront and letting it be discovered.

  11. Frankie Teardrop Says:

    glad to hear it, VO! i recently came upon a cheap copy as well, so there’s hope for everyone to score these gems. keep on keeping on!

  12. […] a rare and obscure minimal synth LP from Phoenix, Arizona, perfect for fans of Bugger West, Tone Set, Combined Minds, etc (the latter two who also hailed from Arizona). Varying degrees of […]

  13. Mr. Marko Says:

    I was involved in the keyboard tracks for Broken Hearts. This was a side project at the time and there was a cassette only project called “Parts and Labor” that included Broken Hearts and had a few additional tunes.Doug was / is the drummer for the Sharks (regional band in PA-USA) and I am the keyboardist for the band. See youtube for Sharks EP release on Elektra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cETBdicwov0

    • Frankie Teardrop Says:

      Hi M, great to hear from you and thanks for the additional info about this project. One of my favorite releases for some time now, happy to have a copy of this gem. If you happen to have a copy of the tape still, I’d love to hear it!

  14. Mr. Marko Says:

    I will keep an eye out in the studio and let you know – email me if you wish. I will see Dougie next week and let him know of your interest.

    • Hello. Mr. Marko. Could be possible to get your e-mail? I would like to contact you for a couple of questions about Doug. Thanks a lot.

  15. Hello Mr. Marko,

    I am very interested to contact with Doug Phillips
    it would be very appreciated if you could put me in contact with him

    thanks in advance

    Best regards,

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