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Ed Darragh Nice one here from catherine owens on my page ..... says it all really... I think we may have been the only two girls at those early gigs back in 76/77... and that's my fav pic of phil of all time. if I was a bloke I'd have married him.
The way we were... and the way he might look at you.... through the 'television screen'.... nite mate x



Catherine Owens Ed a flood of memories of you and I standing in the front row at Morans, stage right week in week out in our little home made punk outfits pogoing to the Rads and the Rats etc...... gosh we so loved them - Thank you Phil, Dublins REAL and ONLY punk rock band - them's were the days alright, how lucky were we and how free to enjoy all the amazing music.


Jackie Hayden

I interviewed Philip last year for Hot Press when the Radiators’ album Sound City Beat came out. Despite his health problems he was as good-humoured and as articulate as ever. While he was with the Pogues on their 2012 tour of Australia we exchanged e-mails regarding my review of the album which he liked a lot. I’d known Philip since I co-produced the Radiators’ first demo in Trend Studios back in 1977. It included tracks like ‘Beat On The Brat’ and a rattling version of ‘The Hucklebuck’. He and Eamon Carr and I worked on an album with Agnes Bernelle, of whom Philip was a big fan, around that time too. I remember receiving a handwritten letter from Philip, which I foolishly failed to keep, in which he marvelled at the very idea of any artist making a record of any kind, irrespective of the music. He had an almost childlike enthusiasm for the very act of making records as if he saw the whole process as a modern miracle. It didn’t matter if it was by a naff country-and-Irish outfit or The Pink Fairies, it was all a matter of wonder to Philip. Thankfully, he never lost that sense of awe about music making, and my thoughts today are with Pete and Steve, his family, close friends and fans.

Jude Carr

I remember Philip telling us for Heat #1 that he had turned down Geldofs request to join the Rats,seemingly to replace Cott. Also remember he helped stick T.V. Tube Heart stickers in Heat #4.

Jackie Hayden

As a suitably irreverent marketing ploy for the release of TV Tube Heart, Philip and I discussed acquiring some Sacred Heart statues, the ones with the re d light in front of a painting of Christ, and substituting shots of the band for JC. Looks like the stickers in Heat won out!

Jude Carr

the sacred heart statues would have been cool, tho the cbs budget may not have stretched? mind you a job lot from Hector Gray, ...we had fun putting the mag together, drink was taken,some issues had pages put in upside down,we coloured in the Hulks eyes with yellow markers!



Pete Silverton "Sounds" magazine May 1977
And it's as obvious as an elephant in a dog kennel that, even if the Radiators break up tomorrow, you're gonna hear about Phil Chevron (remember the name and where you read it first) again.