Dienstag, 25. Juni 2024

Does Anyone Remember Them?


In the days when music said goodbye to the dinosaurs and turned to new shores, there were plenty of bands that accompanied this transition but didn't get the recognition they deserved. Many groups from the pub rock scene have accompanied the path to punk but few others have faded into obscurity. One of these bands was Doctors of Madness, founded in 1975 in Brixton by guitarist and singer Richard Strange. Partly they anticipated the power and energy of punk and partly they were deeply rooted in the sound of early David Bowie with a high proportion of the sound of Cockney Rebel. I recently rediscovered them and listened to their music and I have to say that their sound with the integration of a violin at that time is extraordinary but also fascinating in a certain way. Doctors of Madness only existed for a few years, but left their footprint in music history. 

1 Kommentar:

Ernie Goggins hat gesagt…

I was lucky enough to a see a one-off reunion gig in 2014. It was the first time the classic line-up had played together since 1978 and the last time as well, as Stoner died of cancer a couple of months later