Legendary percussionist Rat Scabies, was original drummer for seminal punk band The Damned is streaming with us today his debut solo album P.H.D. (Prison, Hospital, Debt).

Christopher Millar aka Rat Scabies had performed with The Damned from the band’s beginnings in 1976, until his departure twenty years later in 1996. Since then he has performed in various groups and musicians, including his short lived band The Germans, as well as being the protagonist in music journalist Christopher Dawes book Rat Scabies and The Holy Grail.

Following his first solo outing in covering Bob Dylan’s “This Wheels On Fire” under the guise of Rat and the Whale, the rat is now releasing his first full solo album, which features an eclectic mix of sounds, some harkening back to the sound and style of The Damned as heard on “Dazy Bones”, and others quite experimental, such as “Floating” with its use of samples and dub reggae.

Listen to P.H.D. below:

P.H.D. is out now. Order the album on vinyl or CD via Cleopatra Records or digitally via Bandcamp.

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