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|Doctorin' the Tardis
||The KLF/The Timelords
||KLF Communications (UK)
||23rd May 1988
||7", 12", cassette, CD
"Doctorin' the Tardis" was released in 1988 by The Timelords ("Time Boy" and "Lord Rock", aliases of Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, now better known as The KLF).
The song is predominantly a mash-up of the Doctor Who theme, Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll (Part Two)" with sections from "Blockbuster!" by Sweet and "Let's Get Together Tonite" by Steve Walsh. The single was panned by critics but became a commercial success, reaching number 1 in the UK Singles Chart and charting in the Top 10 in Australia and Norway.
There are also samples of dialogue from: a Dalek and Davros in DW: Genesis of the Daleks.
The "Doctorin' the Tardis" music video features Ford Timelord, a 1968 Ford Galazie driving around the countryside in pursuit of some crude approximations of Daleks a siren wailing audibly throughout. The video was filmed in part at the now defunct RAF Yatesbury, a Royal Air Force base in Wiltshire.
Formats and track listing
7" Vinyl single, 23 May 1988
- A. Doctorin' the Tardis (radio)
- B. Doctorin' the Tardis (minimal)
12" Vinyl single, 23rd May 1988
- A1. Doctorin' the Tardis (club mix)
- B1. Doctorin' the Tardis (radio)
- B2. Doctorin' the Tardis (minimal)
CD-Video single, September 1988
- Doctorin' the Tardis (radio)
- Doctorin' the Tardis (minimal) (titled Instrumental)
- Doctorin' the Tardis (club mix) (titled 12" Club Mix)
- Doctorin' the Tardis (video)
Official usage of the song
Doctorin' the Tardis was used in the documentary that accompanied the The Curse of Fatal Death video release, the American documentary The Making of Silver Nemesis (included on the BBC Video release in 1992). It was also been used during BBC Radio 2's Project: Who? documentaries and Doctor Who Confidential during 2005.
- The Millennium Effect - 1988 - Doctorin' the Tardis
- Library of Mu press archive - a library of KLF-related press clippings
- KLF Communications discography
- KLF discography
- ↑ Library of Mu - Trash Art and Kreation accessed 4th January 2010
- ↑ Rock Nerd - Interview: the KLF's James Cauty accessed 4th January 2010
- ↑ The Millennium Effect - 1988 - Doctorin' the Tardis accessed 4th January 2010