Phillips has toiled for a decade in almost famous limbo, but his small but hip circle of fans and critics may grow with nineteeneighties, which features his versions of 11 songs by 80s icons like Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cure, New Order, Psychedelic Furs and The Smiths, among others.
If one of the new songs turns him into a crossover hit, Phillips says he doesnt know how hell feel about superstardom based on a song thats not really his.
In his words, Ive heard of other songwriters like Harry Nilsson who were haunted by their biggest hit being someone elses, so its a cross to bear probably.
Phillips says hes willing to give big-time fame a shot, anyway.
If it brings me huge success and its not my song oh well, Ill have to take the pain, I guess.
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