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Doctors Of Madness On Late Tonight!
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2002, 05:17:28 PM »
DON'T DARE MISS IT!




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Strange Post Doctors Of Madness - Tj Hit 300
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2002, 02:24:38 PM »
Da da - told you I'd get the silver and let the second main man take Gold, as we cross the 300 post line :P

I'm having some quite good arguments with Mikey on www.doctorsofmadness.co.uk why not join in.

This is the latest:

   
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Hi Mikey,

Are you going to the London gig Mikey? - is so we can have a chinwag/argument/beer their.

I'm a fellow Northerner (right side of the Pennines though.)

I agree that Richard has not since topped I Won't Run Away on Live Rise, but The Time Is Now by Happiness comes pretty close.
Have you heard the Attila The Stockbroker versionon Run?

Don't know about taping the gig. I'm going with Klaus who runs the TV Smith site - I'll see what he can do.

Hey don't worry about us two disagreeing on this discussion board. That's one of the best ways to get some interest going. Just check out the hits and posts on www.tvsmith.com COMMUNICATION if you doubt me. There are loads of posts about Strange on their as well.

So just to be argumentative - Cool is not one of my favourite Doctors songs.

Tj (cheaky Northern Twat)

Can't make the Southwick gig unfortunately....I would have enjoyed
a chinwag/argument/beer TJ.

Maybe another time...perhaps Richard may even come to Manchester??

Tosser was a bit harsh on reflection.....a northern term of
endearment.....a knee-jerk reaction from me on watching a "geeky"
interview whilst my friends fell about my lounge with scathing
comments (not DOM fans.....cheeky twats)

"the live rise" is still his solo high point for me, and I have no
objection to anybody reminding me of his talents...it's maybe a
good thing to provoke people to come out of the shadows and post
their thoughts ?? .....maybe with fewer insults from me next time
though.

Try to catch "Darren Poyser" he is on stage before or shortly
after Richard and is a Mancunian singer/songwriter of growing
popularity here up north.....and he may have his violinist with
him.

Cheers...."the somewhat cheeky twat that is..." Mikey.      

p.s. is somebody going to "capture" this gig on a minidisc thingy
or equally sneaky ways ??


Any chance Klaus :?:
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TV Smiths Explorers & Doctors Of Madness Leeds 11.09.06
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2002, 06:33:06 PM »
If me manage to get access to the Soundboard, no problem.
I am not very good at doing microphone recordings.
But recordings of solo artists directly from the board normally sound very well.
Maybe you could ask Mr. Strange about this? He must allow this, of course.

Klaus
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We can do anything - That' the wonderful thing...

Carrying On"

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Strange Soundboard
« Reply #48 on: May 19, 2002, 07:46:35 PM »
Hi Klaus,

I'll ask Richard.

Cheers mate :D



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Doctors Site Is on A Run
« Reply #49 on: May 19, 2002, 07:48:21 PM »
Hi TVers,

Here is the latest from the DOCers:


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I saw the Doctors of Madness at Liverpool Stadium in 1975-
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They were supporting Be-Bop Deluxe.  As we were all herded in a
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line outside - Mr.Strange and co. were talking to our group of
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hapless 15 year olds - "What have you come to see these fucking
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teenyboppers for?!" he proclaimed loudly- We were just stunned
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at his blue hair- this was very odd in 1975!
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I remember he had eyes painted on his eyelids in 'glow in the
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dark' make-up - so every time his eyes shut- he looked like he
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was some sort of strung out android.
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I've got a silver flexidisk which I purchased at that venue
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which was housed in a cardboard sleeve and it had a 'band
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profile' printed inside - I'll have to have a good search for it!
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Also saw them at Quaintways in Chester in 1976 -
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The one week that I didn't go to the above venue that year was
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when The Sex Pistols played before it all blew up - Damn

I too first encountered the 'Doctors' when they were supporting
Be Bop De Luxe (well what else was there to be interested in in
the pre-punk era?) at Hull City Hall. The friends accompanying
me just couldn't take it in... this giant of a front man with
blue hair! He made a particular impression on me with the way he
provoked the audience..by referring to them
as 'wankers'..causing a surge of hostility towards the
stage..but Richard was only being accurate in his description as
they had yet to be enlightened by the phenomenon which was the
Doctors of Madness. For me this was THE band both in terms of
the image and this great song they played and which continued to
play in my head..called Marie and Joe..leading me to rush out
and buy the album, though this track wasn't on 'brainstorms' but
appeared on their second release, 'Figments of Emancipation.'
Saw them a number of times subsequently at the
Doncaster 'Outlook' club where they built up a fanatical
following of fans. As to the 'were they punk or not?' debate it
is sad that they didn't emerge a little later because they would
have then have been given the acclaim they deserved and
recognition in the numerous mags dedicated to the punk
phenomenon now appearing. For me however they embodied all the
attitude of punk, its nihilism, etc., but unlike many of the
later bands they demonstrated an intelligence and an ability to
actually create music which still stands up to scutiny today.
To Richard and Urban, Stoner and Peter without whom....respect



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Very Much Alive - The Greatest Combined Act Ever
« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2002, 08:41:49 PM »
So are they the greatest or what :?:

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TV Smiths Explorers & Doctors Of Madness Leeds 11.09.06
« Reply #51 on: June 05, 2002, 05:06:36 PM »
Hi TJ,

I really enjoyed Mr. Strange's performance. :D
And he was a really nice chap, as well. :D

Klaus
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We can do anything - That' the wonderful thing...

Carrying On"

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« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2002, 11:41:54 AM »
Hi Tj,

Seeing and listening to Richard Strange was really interesting.
At most I was impressed by his wonderful hat (just PK looks nicer with something on his head) and his strange stories about his live ...
I really can not imagine that there should be once a lady who tried to get him into her bed ....   :wink:

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1900th Post On Those Sons Of Survival - Back From The Dead
« Reply #53 on: June 09, 2002, 01:35:24 AM »
Hi TUTS,

Check out TUTS  :arrow: Thanks TUTS 1 & 2 :arrow: For TV and Richard Strange's feedback on Southwick :D

I don't know about anyone taking Richard to bed Simse, but I seem to remember Smit giving Richard a kiss 8O  8O  8O


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Richard Strange
« Reply #54 on: June 09, 2002, 01:55:48 PM »
Is my english so bad? ( Sure, now I would like to hear : no. no Simse your english is excellent  :roll: ).  I thought that Mr. Strange told us this story about him and one woman when he read something out/ of / fom  :?:  his book?
And I was so proud that  I understood even this part of his gig, because most of the time I could not laugh about his jokes becuase they were maybe a little bit to fast and mumbeling for me....

But I am really surprised about Smit.  8O

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Cheeky
« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2002, 03:11:47 PM »
Ah! Now I remember the story about Richard's conquest :o Too much Oakham JHB for me :oops:

Don't worry too much about Smit, Simse - he just got a peck on each cheek - like all the luvies (actors) do :wink:

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Everything is okay now
« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2002, 03:27:48 PM »
:lol:  :lol:  :wink:
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The First Strange And Smith Re-union
« Reply #57 on: July 29, 2003, 06:22:36 PM »
This is the only photo taken of TV Smith and Richard Strange at their first post Adverts and Doctors Of Madness reunion. They had just finished playing Back From The Dead together. I went to heaven and back. :D  :D  :arrow:

http://www.tvsmith.com/archives/gigpics.php?sect=1&set=74&gid=117&back=photos&sort=

This gig was also at Southwick (hence the confusion with the dates) but it was over a year before Glastonwick 7.

The photo was taken by new TUTS member Rocket Ron :D Then damaged by Ron and repaired by The Fleagles and Andy.

This was the day THE GREAT MAN first introduced me to the fellow legend known as THE GREAT STRANGE :D

An awesome night :D  :D  :D    


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In The AfterGlow
« Reply #58 on: July 29, 2003, 06:27:46 PM »
Here is a picture of Rocket Ron with Fleagle at Bogarts:

http://www.tvsmith.com/archives/gigpic.php?gid=234&set=79&pic=6&back=photos&sort=

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Respect!
« Reply #59 on: July 30, 2003, 06:34:25 PM »
Speaking of the greatest combined two artists ever.

I've just read this in the great trakMARX TV Smith interview:


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trakMARX - You also mention a "flux" & a side project with Richard Strange - would you care to elaborate on this?

TV - Well, for one thing I didn't know where the limits were as far as song writing went. I was writing stuff that was almost impossible for the band to play. I couldn't play it myself. So I was looking around, really, wondering how far I could push the band and how far I could push myself. At the same time we were having some personality problems in the band, we'd been cooped up together for too long, travelling together, living out of each others' pockets, and the cracks were starting to show. I started working with Richard because I got on with him and respected him as a writer and we found we could write and record demos and actually enjoy doing it without any pressure of expectation from either record company or audience.


See:

http://www.trakmarx.com/

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