Doctors Of Madness Tickets
Doctors of Madness tickets
Before the Sex Pistols shaped pop culture, Doctors of Madness brought their own brand of anarchy to the U.K. This Brixton-bred band were the forefathers of British punk and churned out anti-establishment anthems that influenced a generation. For young music lovers in the mid-70s, Doctors of Madness provided the ultimate remedy: blazing guitars, thrashing drums and shouty vocals. The Doctors of Madness tour is popular with music fans who want to recapture the raw energy of the punk era.
Doctors of Madness background
Like all good rock bands, Doctors of Madness formed in a cellar in South London. Kid Strange -- real name Richard Strange -- was the architect of the group, bringing together Peter DiLemma, Stoner and Urban Blitz. The band soon made a name for themselves on London's punk scene and brought their unique sound and aesthetic to local bars and clubs.
Doctors of Madness are not the punk archetype. The group fused the thrash of art rock with the tranquility of classical music -- a juxtaposition that triggered raw emotions in their fans. Inspired by poets and playwrights -- the group cited American writer William S. Burroughs as an influence -- Doctors of Madness wrote insightful lyrics that subverted the mainstream.
During the band's imperial era, which spanned from 1974 through 1978, Kid Strange doubled up as lead singer and guitarist; DiLemma provided vocals and played the drums; Stoner sang and strummed bass guitar; and Urban Blitz worked the electric violin and guitar. Singer and keyboardist Dave Vanian joined the lineup in 1978.
Doctors of Madness history
In 1976, Doctors of Madness released their debut album, Late Night Movies, All Night Brainstorms -- a collection of sparky protopunk tracks. The eight-song set includes "I Think We're Alone," "The Noises of the Evening" and "Billy, Watch Out." Figments of Emancipation was the group's sophomore effort. Also released in 1976, the record features the cuts "Marie and Joe," "Perfect Past" and "In Camera."
In 1978, at the height of the British punk movement, Doctors of Madness dropped Sons of Survival -- ten songs with distorted electric guitars and alternative themes. The set features songs like "Into the Strange," "Kiss Goodbye Tomorrow" and "Back From the Dead." The group broke up that same year before reforming again in the 2000s. Other releases include Perfect Past: The Complete Doctors Of Madness and Into the Strange.
Doctors of Madness are also known for their elaborate stage shows, which combine props, strobe lights, sound effects and lots of smoke. Despite limited chart success, the group is credited with revolutionising live shows in the punk genre.
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