Really, when Phil left the Enz in 1977 for the nth and last time, who would have ever predicted him hitting the big time with an AUS #1 before the Enz themselves?
And who would ever have had him writing and releasing new music in the naughties and 2010s?
Whatever demons have possessed him, and whatever their cost, it has been far greater to him than to any of his fans. Fortunately, we receive the fruit but none of his torture.
I am just thankful for the extensive catalog of highly original and inspiring music he has produced.