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Doctors Of Madness Boxset
« on: February 23, 2017, 03:53:26 PM »
https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/perfect-past-the-complete-doctors-of-madness/

''....supplemented with never-before-heard recordings from June 1975 and late 1976, along with live recordings of songs they never tackled in the studio, including those with The Adverts’ TV Smith, and a prospective 1978 single made with The Damned’s David Vanian on vocals. All tracks are newly remastered...''

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Re: Doctors Of Madness Boxset
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 05:40:46 PM »
TJ?

Paging TJ!

Anyone remember TJ?
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Re: Doctors Of Madness Boxset
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 07:54:55 PM »
Has anybody actually heard from TJ recently? At all?

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Re: Doctors Of Madness Boxset
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 12:31:09 PM »
Has anybody actually heard from TJ recently?

I sent him a message via FB, will report when a reply comes in.
Last activity visible for me on FB was late 2016. But it's not unusual for him to "take a break" from such things.
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Re: Doctors Of Madness Boxset
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017, 11:56:14 AM »
No reply from Tj as yet...
Maybe he has no control over his inbox? Or did he find the keys to the world?
Let's hope he's not in the land of the overdose or on "no hope street"...
Well, I'll mail him never again until next time!
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Re: Doctors Of Madness Boxset
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2017, 12:33:05 PM »
Tim reports that he, and Smit, intend to attend the Stamford gig...
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Re: Doctors Of Madness Boxset
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 01:39:27 PM »
"No hope street" for the 2 of them then...  ;D
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Re: Doctors Of Madness Boxset
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2017, 12:45:22 AM »
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Re: Doctors Of Madness Boxset
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 07:57:43 PM »
Doctors Of Madness dates confirmed:

London May 16th ( NOTE NEW DATE!!! Tickets ONLY from www.richardstrange.com
Leicester May 24th
Stockton On Tees May 25th
Scarborough May 26th
Watford May 29th
Chadwell Arms, Grays, Essex June 3rd (15 minutes from me....but same day as Camden Rocks... :( )
BrightonJune 4th

....more to follow.

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Re: Doctors Of Madness Boxset
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 09:34:51 PM »
TJ on bass?

Anyone remember TJ?
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Re: Doctors Of Madness Boxset
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2017, 06:04:32 PM »
I remember TJ - and I even recognised him!

At Stamford last night he confirmed that he will NOT be playing bass for the forthcoming Doctors of Madness Tour. Instead, they are bringing over the rhythm section that they play with in Japan. 

With only 50% of the original line up, and an imported rhythm section, they sound more like the Mockers of Dadness to me!
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Re: Doctors Of Madness Boxset
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2017, 06:45:44 PM »
With only 50% of the original line up, and an imported rhythm section, they sound more like the Mockers of Dadness to me!

 ;D Did you say that to TJ?  ;D
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Re: Doctors Of Madness Boxset
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2017, 08:14:28 PM »
No, I didn't - damn!

But if TJ wants to start a tribute band...
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Re: Doctors Of Madness Boxset
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2017, 09:15:14 AM »
http://louderthanwar.com/interview-with-richard-strange-on-the-eve-of-the-legendary-doctors-of-madness-return/
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How did Dave Vanian come to join the band in 1978? How did you come to write with TV Smith on the second Adverts record? Why did Doctors Of Madness split in 1978 after the “Sons Of Survival” album?

Dave had been a Doctors fan from the start. He loved us and came to every gig we ever did in the London area- St Albans, Hemel Hempsted, Aylesbury- Vanian was right there at the front. We became good mates…I was best man at his wedding and he joined the Doctors as we were melting down in 1978. I joined the Damned at the same time! TV Smith and Gaye Advert always came to The Doctors gigs in the West Country- they lived in Devon then,…same thing… we became mates, started writing together. Always loved Tim and the Adverts, great writer, great performer…he walks the walk as well as talking the talk. Modern day political troubadour- he does 250 gigs a year. Love him. We wrote a load of stuff together after the Doctors and the Adverts split, and slowly went our separate ways. We both recorded a song we wrote together called Back from The Dead…still play that song now. Great!

Finally, how do you think the Doctors Of Madness bear up all these years on in the cold light of 2017?

We were hugely influential, as evidenced by the praise heaped on us by everyone from Joe Elliott, through Simple Minds, The Damned, The Adverts, Joy Division, Spiritualized, Vic Reeves and Julian Cope. I love singing those songs now- they don’t seem a minute out of date, if anything they all sound like predictions that have come horribly true in a digital world. I feel like a proud father!
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Re: Doctors Of Madness Boxset
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2017, 11:46:54 AM »
Posted by Richard Strange about an hour ago.
 
In a bizarre development following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, I have been besieged by requests for a Doctors of Madness T-shirt, as seen in much of the news coverage of Jeremy Corbyn's visit to the site.

In an attempt to salvage something good from this, I will donate EVERY SINGLE PENNY of profit from any sales of this T-shirt to the fund for the victims of the fire for the next month.

Now only available in Medium and Small sizes
Available only from www.richardstrange.com/mail-order