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Philip Charles Lithman (Snakefinger)

Philip Charles Lithman (Snakefinger)
Philip Charles Lithman was an English musician, singer, and songwriter. Born in Tooting, South London 1949, died in Linz, Austria, 1987. Lithman, a multi-instrumentalist, left the British Blues scene in 1971 and moved to California, where he became a long-time friend and collaborator with The Residents; his brilliant and distinctive guitar and violin work can be heard on many of their major releases. It was during this time that he picked up the nickname Snakefinger. Aside from playing with The Residents and his solo work, he formed or was part of several other bands: Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers, The Vestal Virgins, Delta Nudes, and more.
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The Residents — Petting Zoo The Residents — Petting Zoo
(East Side Digital ESD 81662, 2002, CD)
The Residents — Diskomo 2000 / Goosebump The Residents — Diskomo 2000 / Goosebump
(East Side Digital ESD 81512, 2000, CD)
Various Artists — Eyesore: A Stab at the Residents Various Artists — Eyesore: A Stab at the Residents
(Vaccination VAC006, 1996, CD)
Snakefinger's Vestal Virgins — Night of Desirable Objects Snakefinger's Vestal Virgins — Night of Desirable Objects
(TEC Tunes 3532, 1987/1993, CD)
The Residents / Renaldo & The Loaf — Title in Limbo The Residents / Renaldo & The Loaf — Title in Limbo
(Ralph RA004, 1983/1998, CD)
Snakefinger — Manual of Errors Snakefinger — Manual of Errors
(TEC Tones 90302, 1982/1990, CD)
The Residents — The Tunes of Two Cities The Residents — The Tunes of Two Cities
(East Side Digital ESD 80282, 1982/1988, CD)
The Residents — The Commercial Album The Residents — The Commercial Album
(East Side Digital ESD 80202, 1980/1988, CD)
Snakefinger — Greener Postures Snakefinger — Greener Postures
(East Side Digital ESD 81402, 1980/1999, CD)
Snakefinger — Chewing Hides the Sound Snakefinger — Chewing Hides the Sound
(East Side Digital ESD 81392, 1979/1999, CD)
The Residents — Eskimo The Residents — Eskimo
(East Side Digital ESD 80022, 1979/1987, CD)
The Residents — Duck Stab / Buster and Glen The Residents — Duck Stab / Buster and Glen
(East Side Digital ESD 80052, 1978/1987, CD)
The Residents — Fingerprince The Residents — Fingerprince
(East Side Digital ESD ESD 80062, 1977/1987, CD)
The Residents — The Third Reich & Roll The Residents — The Third Reich & Roll
(East Side Digital ESD 80032, 1976/1987, CD)

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