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1980 - (I Wanna Be) Doctor Who

Jackson Zumdish: (I Wanna Be) Doctor Who
Australian 7" vinyl single, Limited edition of 500, 1980
Agro Fish 17171

A. (I Wanna Be) Doctor Who
B. Knup in Your Eye

Written by Michael Spargo and Baden Smith

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Adelaide group Jackson Zumdish released the novelty song (I Wanna Be) Doctor Who on their own Agro Fish Recordings label in 1980. Written by Michael Spargo and Baden Smith, the single came with a promotional badge and gave Jackson Zumdish their biggest hit; though the exact size of this so-called "hit" is difficult to ascertain, as the only information located by TME comes from the band's own website!

Australia – if questioned on the matter – seems rather proud of this single, acknowledging it as one of their most popular underground/own-label singles. The tune is alright, and the lyrics not too bad, but the vocals display a definite tongue-in-cheek attitude: the lead singer talks his way through the song in a silly voice (we suspect he’s doing an impression of a sad Doctor Who fan, though he might just sound stupid) and the backing vocalists clearly have little control over their pitch and tune. The instruments are mostly synthesisers (though the drums sound real, and the saxophone solo could be, too), with the opening ‘space sounds’ and closing rendition of the Doctor Who theme sounding particularly dated now – the kind of sounds you’d only find on the cheapest novelty keyboards! But it all adds up to a rather charming number, with the poor production and ludicrously bad singing making the song sound like a labour of love – both the silliness factor and Australian accents make it sound like a close cousin of the old radio spoof Dr Poo... and that's no bad thing.

The track was also available (in remixed form) on Off The Record, a CD retrospective available only to individuals requesting a copy via mail-order; though, again, information on this only appears online at http://users.chariot.net.au/~kimber/zumdish.htm.

1981 - Doctor...?

Blood Donor: Doctor...?
7" vinyl single, picture sleeve, May 1981
Safari SAFE 29

A. Doctor...?
B. Soap Box Blues

Reissue (as B-side): 7" Vinyl, picture sleeve, June 1985
Safari DOCTOR 1

A. Who is the Doctor Jon Pertwee
B. Doctor...? Blood Donor

Gordon Coxon: Drums/Songwriter
Keith Hale: Vocals/Keyboards/Producer/Songwriter
Simon Etchell: Keyboards
Simone: Vocals
Steve James: Producer
Sandra Read: Management

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This dotty, but marvellous, 80s synth-pop single isn't often remembered by Doctor Who fandom, but as the only environmentally-aware record in this vast discography we think it deserves some attention. The tune is unmemorable - a looped sample of the TARDIS introduces a steady bass pulse, and layers of synthesised organs swirl behind echoey vocals - but the lyrics foresee a time when Earth "is crimson", all "thunderbolts and lightning", until Doctor Who turns up and saves us from the mess we've made; which seems to us to be a pretty accurate musical depiction of the 1970 adventure Inferno! Hooray!

In 1993, Marvel's Doctor Who Yearbook featured a 'Terrible Tunes' Top 10, listing a chart of Doctor Who tributes hand-picked by MC 'Hammie' Howe (better known as author and collector David J Howe): "Falling to number 5 is the environmental concern record Doctor . . . ? by Blood Donor. Looks like they've run out of steam there." The track was also mentioned in a Doctor Who Top Ten within Chris Howarth and Steve Lyons' Completely Useless Encyclopedia in 1996, where it came third. "A genuine novelty this one: a Doctor Who inspired number that's actually rather good"...

1983 - Doctor Who is Gonna Fix It

Bullamakanka: Doctor Who is Gonna Fix It
7" vinyl single, November 1983
Australia: RCL Records
US: BBC/Gemcon BBC 454
UK: BBC RESL 132

A. Doctor Who is Gonna Fix It
B. Harlequin

Bullamakanka are Ovenden, Watson and Young
Produced by Ian Mason
Engineered by Don Rummery for Hit City Productions

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Bullamakanka first formed in 1978 in Tweed Heads, Northern N.S.W. "At the time we happened to be three out of work Musos with a common love of American Bluegrass Music," founder member Ray Young told TME in September 2000, "so for two months every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons we would get together and practice at the Port of Call Hotel in Coolangatta." Combining acoustic guitar, mandolin and banjo, the group (Young, Dave Ovenden and Rex Radonich respectively) covered traditional Australian and bluegrass American music in their own, twangy style. In August 1978 the band played their first gig, still within Port of Call walls, to a generally bewildered audience. "Whether the people at the time had ever heard Bluegrass music or not we'll never really know," Young admitted. "People in the audience would sort of look at us funny and were never really sure what we were playing. To this day I still firmly believe that we were way ahead of our time."

Bullamakanka soon recruited additional members on bass, fiddle and percussion, began writing their own material ("albeit a little hokey, but we were getting there"), and found that their cover of the Australian anthem Give Me a Home Among the Gum Trees was making the charts in most states, opening up a wide touring schedule that included Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, helping to promote their 1982 album, Bullamakanka. The follow-up, In Search of Bullamakanka, featured Doctor Who is Gonna Fix It (also known simply as Dr Who), a guitar/fiddle based track with decidedly silly lyrics. "We wrote this song because we were all mad Dr Who fans and when I look back at the song now I guess it really is quite absurd, but it just happened to be the right thing to do at the time," Young reflected, 17 years after the single's release. "We always played the song live and the people loved it and it did become a cult song over here."

In celebration of the series' Twentieth Anniversary, BBC Records re-issued the 7" on both sides of the Atlantic (alongside Jon Pertwee's Who is the Doctor and the theme from K9 and Company), though Bullamakanka's brief tribute to the Doctor Who melody reportedly failed to impress its original composer, Ron Grainer, and sales appear to have been limited - much to the band's disappointment. "Sadly the original composer of the theme from the T.V. series kicked up a big stink and apparently was so put out that a bunch of "colonials" should desecrate his composition with such archaic instruments like banjos and mandolins that he had the whole thing quashed, and the whole thing went down the gurgler, which instead of giving us a chance to make a quid and get an even break, sadly nothing ever came of it."

Even after 22 years the group continue to work together. "All the original members have come and gone, and rejoined and left again and rejoined again and gone again etc. It's just one of those bands, you just can't say goodbye." Their version of Give Me a Home Among the Gum Trees has been the title theme to Australian lifestyle show 'Burke's Backyard' for over ten years, and The Best of Bullamakanka, released on CD and cassette in 1993, was updated and expanded with new tracks in 2002. "We don't work as much anymore as 20 years of touring takes it's toll and we're all a little older and wiser," Young concluded. "Most of the time all the guys work solo around the traps, [whilst] I myself have a modest home recording studio and try to get some songs written from time to time."

Gary Russell displayed a hilarious lack of information when he bravely included the single alongside other Who-related records in a feature for the DWM 1984 Summer Special:
Twelve years later, the record was still considered musically poor by Chris Howarth and Steve Lyons in their Completely Useless Encyclopaedia (Virgin Publishing, 1996), where it came fifth in a Doctor Who Top Ten. "It would be easy to dismiss this record as a pile of bulamakak," they laugh, "but we mustn't be too harsh. Taking into account the fact that the band came from Australia - the land that gave us such rock luminaries as Kylie and Jason, Rolf Harris and INXS - it's likely that Bulamakanka [sic] were the pinnacle of Oz-rock."

1986 - Sci-Fi Medley (Frank Sidebottom)



Produced and arranged by Frank Sidebottom in my garden shed. (But don't tell my mum)


Frank Sidebottom's Sci-Fi EP
7" vinyl EP, July 1986
Regal Zonophone (subsidairy of EMI) Z41

This EP is also acknowledged as the 'Oh Supermum' single. A shaped picturedisc (ZP41) was also available, possibly with a different track order.

SIDE A
1. Oh Supermum
2. I'm the Urban Spaceman

SIDE B
1. Sci-Fi Medley
featuring Star Trek Intro / Star Trek Theme / Captain Scarlet / Aqua Marina / Batman Theme / Bill and Ben / Space 1999 Theme / Doctor Who Theme / Transformers / Stingray / Fireball Xl5 Theme / Thunderbirds Theme
2. Space is Ace
3. Robot Frank


Frank Sidebottom's Sci-Fi EP
12" vinyl LP, July 1986
Regal Zonophone 12Z41

SIDE A
1. Lard Conversation
2. Oh Supermum
3. I'm the Urban Spaceman
4. Sci-Fi Medley

SIDE B
1. Space Is Ace
2. Roger Robot
3. Fireball Xl5
4. Life on Mars
5. The Theme Tune from Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Eighties icon Frank Sidebottom began his ascent to fame in 1971, when Chris Sievey and his brother hitched a lift to London and staged a sit-in at the Beatles' Apple Records headquarters, demanding studio time. They eventually recorded a session and numerous demos, but only received an avalanche of rejection slips that Chris later published as a small book (with a second volume dedicated exclusively to Virgin Records rejections). Following the set up of his own label and over sixty demo releases, Sievey eventually cobbled together a punk band called The Freshies, featuring Barry Spencer (guitar), Rick Sarko (bass) and Mike Doherty (drums), that operated between 1980 and 1982. They even broke into the charts on MCA Records with the single I'm in Love With the Girl on the Manchester Virgin Megastore. Yet the most enduring legacy of The Freshies was their spoof number one fan, Frank Sidebottom: nothing more than Chris Sievey wearing a paper maché head.

Recording terrible cover versions (and the occasional original song) in his garden shed, without telling his mother, Sidebottom went on to release an alarming amount of - incredibly hard to find - singles and LPs. Alongside various Timperley EPs, where all the tracks contained, er, 'Timperley', were releases like Frank Sings the Magic of Freddie Mercury and Queen (and the 12" version, ... and Kylie Minogue (You Know, Her off 'Neighbours)') Best of the Answering Machine, 6 All-time Great Footballing Chants (including 'Nil-Nil', 'Wemberley', and 'There's Only One Referee') and the Christmas album B******s To Christmas. He also released a single containing no less than nine different mixes of the same song, and John Kettley wasn't the only BBC weatherman to have a song written about him, as Ian McCaskill's name was put to Frank's own lament. His jam-packed compilation album, A B C & D... the Best of Frank Sidebottom, was released by Cherry Red in 1997 (CDMRED 143), and Sievey continues to tour and make television appearances as the enthusiastic music-maker.

Frank Sidebottom's Sci-Fi EP was one of the first releases, introducing his original track, Oh Supermum, and the hilariously bad Sci-Fi Medley, which covered eleven cult themes in under two and a half minutes. The 12" sleeve notes (written from "dateline 2086")joked "i go in my garden shed one afternoon and after a fewhours.... i've recorded my sci-fi e.p.", and related how the copyright owners of The Theme from 2001 refused permission ("proberbly because it was much better than their version") so Thunderbirds had to replace it as the Medley finalé. The medley, sung and performed on one synthesiser by Frank, included a brief rendition of the Doctor Who theme, beginning with the bass intro and running until the oo-ee-oo, dah-de-dah section, where it branched into the theme from Transformers. Frank's enthusiastic singing continued overtop, with the TARDIS noise and the lyrics "It's Doctor 'Ooo... / Here comes Doctor Who and the Daleks"! Tracks from the EP appeared in the fourth episode of the short-lived ITV series 'Frank Sidebottom's Fantastic Shed Show', where Gerry Anderson and Roy Lake had to endure 'Space is Ace' and 'Oh Supermum' (Tx: Yorkshire Television 14-08-92), and the medley continues to be performed live.

1985 - Doctor in Distress

Who Cares: Doctor in Distress
7" vinyl single, March 1985 (Record Shack DOC1)
12" vinyl single, March 1985 (Record Shack DOCT1)

A. Doctor In Distress *
B. Doctor In Distress (Instrumental) *

* Edited version on 7", extended version on 12"

Written by Fiachra Trench and Ian Levine
Performed by Hans Zimmer, Mel Weston
Organized By Paul Mark Tams & Jeff Weston

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On Saturday 2 March 1985, The Daily Star printed an article about the recently announced 18-month hiatus of Doctor Who, following a slump in viewer ratings and the appointment of a new BBC Controller with little respect for the cult programme. The Daily Star and The Sun had already launched a 'Save Dr Who' campaign, with special cut-out badges printed inside, and were keen to encourage criticism of the BBC's reckless decision. This particular article added some rather more alarming news: "A Band Aid style record has been planned to raise cash for the Save Dr Who cause. Fans hope Elton John and Holly Johnson - both Who fans - will take part along with The Village People."

To the public's horror, this was regrettably true. The original intention was to use the proceeds from record sales to further the campaign for the series' return, but this idea was dropped once it was realised that this would hardly promote sales, and a registered charity was selected instead. The track was written by infamous Doctor Who fan and record producer Ian Levine (who had become an unofficial advisor to the 1980s production team) and his song writing partner Fiachra Trench, with whom he had composed the theme to spin-off series K9 and Company in 1982. Although none of the Star's suggested artists could be persuaded to donate their talents to the cause, a dubious collection of 'C'-list celebs and members of the Doctor Who TV cast were roped into helping Levine and Trench realise their vision and bully the BBC into reconsidering their controversial decision.

The single - with it's angry "Bring it back now, we won't take less" chorus - was recorded on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 March 1985, by over 30 artists and musicians assembled by Doctor Who fan Paul Mark Tamms and the Managing Director of Record Shack, Jeff Weston. The record was pressed and distributed as quickly as possible, and released one week later on Friday 15 March, accompanied by a promotional video produced by Reeltime Pictures. ITV's The Six O'Clock Show produced a short news item about the release, featuring interviews with a bemused public. The record received little airplay, with the BBC refusing to play it owing to its poor production. Colin Baker is quoted in The Sixth Doctor Handbook as saying "I am someone who likes to break records," and we presume he meant this one.

The track was mentioned in a Doctor Who Top Ten within Chris Howarth and Steve Lyons' Completely Useless Encyclopaedia in 1996, where it came second. (The entry heading Each Screaming Girl Just Hoped That A Yeti Wouldn't Shoot 'Er, was also lifted from the song.) "We imagine the Doctor was in distress because he'd heard this record", they began. "Released during the cancellation crisis, this charity disc had been announced as an epic of Band Aid proportions. As it turned out, they got Sally Thomsett from Man About The House. The BBC refused to play it, either because it embarrassed them by harping on about the suspension of Doctor Who, or because it was crap. Take your pick. Although a flop in chart terms, the record did achieve its aims: rather than risk Who Cares doing a follow-up, the BBC commissioned Season Twenty-Three."

Ian Levine finally made a statement (and an apology, of sorts) about the project some 20 years later, when, marking the first transmission of Family Guy on BBC2 on 22 October 2005 (an American series whose worldwide fans had twice saved it from cancellation), The Guardian looked at other fan attempts to save axed TV shows. Inevitably, the article eventually touched with some glee upon this record. "(It's) not just the fans who've protested. Sometimes, it's the crew. Former Take That producer Ian Levine was asked by Dr Who insiders to create a protest record after internal wrangles left it on the verge of the cancellation back in 1985. The result - Who Cares?, featuring the then lead actors Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant and several Bucks Fizz members - was not, however, an overwhelming success. Or, as Levine puts it: 'It was an absolute balls-up fiasco. It was pathetic and bad and stupid. It tried to tell the Dr Who history in an awful high-energy song. It almost ruined me.'"

Shortly after opening his own internet forum in May 2006, Levine was asked again about the sucess of Doctor in Distress. "It cost more to press than it ever brought in from revenue", he bitterly revealed. "I know it sold less than a thousand copies and they had to melt down thousands of the thing as they were expecting far more sales. Every penny of its profits was to have gone to Cancer Research. Sadly its profit was zero." Although keen to shift the blame for the record's inception ("I think Gary Downie first suggested it, and said that I should do it, and JN-T leaped on the idea"), Levine later bought back the rights to the song. "The record label, Record Shack, were acutely embarrassed at the time. Years later they went bankrupt and I bought all the music for a fixed fee from the liquidator." Knowing how tightly Levine holds onto his Doctor Who-related film and video material, it looks like a reissue or compilation appearance of this song will be strictly over his dead body!

1988 - Doctorin' the Tardis







Ford Timelord - Talent
Lord Rock - Controls
Time Boy - Navigation
The Timelords: Doctorin' the Tardis
7" vinyl single, 23 May 1988

UK: KLF Communications KLF 003
Germany: DEMIX / Rough Trade 457004
Belgium: InDisc KLF 003
Spain: Spitfire / Blanco Y Negro SP X/S 106
Sweden: Sonet T-20109
Australia: Possum 104919

10" picture-disc
KLF Communications KLF 003P

A. Doctorin' the Tardis (radio)
B. Doctorin' the Tardis (minimal)

12" vinyl single, 23 May 1988

UK: KLF Communications KLF 003T
USA: TVT Records TVT 4020
Australia: Possum TDS 482
Germany: DEMIX / Rough Trade 4512004
France: Virgin France SA 80387

A. Doctorin' the Tardis (club mix)
B1. Doctorin' the Tardis (radio)
B2. Doctorin' the Tardis (minimal)

An alternate 12" release, KLF 003R, featuring Radio, Minimal and Instrumental Minimal mixes, was listed by both 1991's Music Collector and 1997's Record Collector discographies, though we've yet to find a copy ourselves and are a little suspicious. It looks more likely to be mis-reading of the Gary in the Tardis 12" (see below for correct details).

CD-Video single, September 1988
Phonovision Entertainment KLFCD 003

1. Doctorin' the Tardis (radio)
2. Doctorin' the Tardis (minimal) * titled Instrumental
3. Doctorin' the Tardis (club mix) * titled 12" Club Mix
4. Doctorin' the Tardis (video)

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Hot on the heels of entertaining Star Trek tribute Star Trekkin', whose daft lyrics ("there's Klingons on the starboard bow", and "it's life, Jim, but not as we know it") had successfully caught the public's attention, Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond - hidden behind the alias of a car, of all things - mixed a truck-load of songs into very memorable tribute to Doctor Who. Their intention was to point out the stupidity (and cash-in mentality) of the former single, but luckily for us the resulting song was completely brilliant. Respectable BBC Radio 1 played the single 14 times before its release, it made waves in countries as diverse as New Zealand, Greece and Germany, and achieved the seemingly impossible: a UK number one hit single, which made its chart-topping mark on 18th June 1988. Whilst the title is adapted from Coldcut's Doctorin' the House (released in March 1988), the main chorus is nicked from Gary Glitter's Rock and Roll (Part Two) from 1973 and the main riff from Gary Glitter's Leader of The Gang (I Am) of the same year. The sirens and glam guitar are stolen from Sweet's Blockbuster (1973), the vocal interludes ("Dosh Dosh Dosh", etc) from Harry Enfield's Loadsamoney's Doin' Up The House (May 1988), and Dalek, TARDIS and Doctor Who theme samples from the 1979 LPs Genesis of the Daleks and Doctor Who Sound Effects.

Bill Drummond spoke openly about the single during a 1989 interview in Offbeat Magazine. "Jimmy had the idea of using the Dr Who theme. We spent weeks trying to do a House mix but the only rhythm that would work was the Glitter beat. Of course, we thought nobody's going to want to listen to the Glitter beat, it's so naff. It started off all ethnicy, like a jungle rhythm. We were hitting walls with sticks and everything. The engineer wanted to go home because he hated what we were doing. By the end of Tuesday, though, we knew what we'd got and decided to go for it, nothing was too cheap. We searched for the lowest common denominators. We put in 'You Wot!?!' and 'Bosh! Bosh! Bosh!' after we decided that. We found out later that Pete Waterman was working an a Dr Who track at the same time. It was just a case of who did it first, because the Karma was right for it to happen."

On Ford Timelord, Bill remembered "the Sun and Mirror hated it. We thought they'd love it, interviewing a car, but it degrades all their other 'exclusive' stories. They could smell we were sending things up and they weren't in control of it. They wanted to talk to us, an expose." The car, bought by Cauty for £250, carried the band to Sweden to meet Abba, was once shot at by an angry Swedish farmer, and starred in the KLF music videos for Doctorin' The Tardis (knocking over fake Daleks when the BBC refused the loan of real ones), The White Room, Brilliant, Disco 2000, Justified and Ancient, and The Beatmasters' Who's In The House? The 7" vinyl claims to be "the most nauseating record in the world", but the only thing disagreeable about this song is the absurd amount of releases it enjoyed (and the mixed up remix titles).

The reaction by Doctor Who fans was initially less than ecstatic. The fanzine Star Begotten (edited by Nick Cooper and Tim Munro) offered "STUFF THE TIMELORDS" and "MAKE SOMEBODY HAPPY - DISEMBOWEL A TIMELORD TODAY" badges for around 30p ("double price for anyone who was actually sick enough to buy the record"), and printed the following review in Issue 6 (Spring 1988): "There is no BBC approval on it, yet there is a bit of Roy Skelton from 'Genesis'. Is the Dalek grating 'Dosh, dosh, dosh - loadsamoney!' a fan's revenge on Terry Nation? Whatever the answers, it will do nothing for the show's image. RECOMMENDATION: Burn down any record shop you find stocking it." The public, however, thought otherwise. In the UK the record stuck in the music charts for weeks, and in Australia the single entered the music charts on 21 August at No. 8, rose the following week to No. 4, spent the next four weeks at No. 3 and finally peaked at No. 2 on 2 October.

Although BBC Enterprises were not consulted about the release, the corporation willingly allowed the video clip (directed by Bill Butt) to be used in their programmes, and even invited the band to play on Top of the Tops. This edition of TOTP (tx: Thursday 23rd June) was repeated on satellite channels (including UK Gold) throughout the 1990s, and the clip featured in a TOTP2 special on BBC2 (tx: 10th January 2001). Later in their career, the KLF wrote The Manual, a detailed book that guided the reader towards a No.1 hit, covering the golden rules of structuring, recording, editing, promotion and the follow-up. The entire manuscript is available to read on-line at instrumentality.com, and although Doctorin’ the Tardis is never directly referred to, the allusions are abundant – this single was their ultimate paint-by-numbers release.

The track is often used on television and radio to complement Doctor Who features or spoofs; it appears on the video documentary accompanying The Curse of Fatal Death, the American documentary The Making of Silver Nemesis (included on the BBC Video release in 1992), and was used throughout UK Gold's Doctor Who @ 40 weekend in November 2003. It has most recently been heard during BBC Radio 2's Project: Who? documentaries and BBC Three's Doctor Who Confidential, both of which chronicled the making of the new series on BBC1 in 2005.

1988 - Gary in the Tardis

The Timelords featuring Gary Glitter: Gary in the Tardis
12" vinyl single, w/limited edition picture sleeve, 13 June 1988

UK: KLF Communications KLF 003R
Australia: Possum TDS 491
Germany: DEMIX / Rough Trade 4513004
Europe: KLF Communications KLF 123

A1. Gary in the Tardis (radio)
A2. Gary in the Tardis (minimal)
B. Gary Glitter Joins The J.A.M.S.

Click here to see picture sleeve, here to see standard UK issue, and here to see German version.



US 7" vinyl and cassette single, 1988
TVT Records 4025 (7") / 4023 (cassette)

A. Doctorin' the Tardis (radio)
B. Gary in the Tardis (radio)

US CD single, 1988
TVT Records TVT 4024CD3

1. Doctorin' the Tardis (radio) * titled 7" mix
2. Doctorin' the Tardis (club mix) * titled Dub
3. Gary Glitter Joins the J.A.M.S. * titled Gary in the Tardis

Belgian CD, 1988
InDisc KLF 093

1. Doctorin' the Tardis (radio)
2. Doctorin' the Tardis (club mix) * titled Mega Mix
3. Doctorin' the Tardis (minimal) * titled Instrumental
4. Gary in the Tardis (radio)
5. Gary in the Tardis (minimal)
6. Gary Glitter Joins the J.A.M.S.

US CD reissue, July 1991
TVT Records TVT 4025-2

1. Doctorin' the Tardis (radio)
2. Doctorin' the Tardis (club mix) * titled 12" mix
3. What Time is Love?
4. Gary Glitter Joins the J.A.M.S.
5. Doctorin' the Tardis (minimal) * titled Instrumental

Canadian CD, paperboard sleeve
Somersault SOMCD 736

1. Gary in the Tardis (radio)
2. Gary in the Tardis (minimal)
3. Gary Glitter Joins the J.A.M.S.
4. Doctorin' the Tardis (radio) * titled 7" edit
5. Doctorin' the Tardis (minimal) * titled Instrumental
6. Doctorin' the Tardis (club mix) * titled 12" mix

Ford Timelord - Talent
Lord Rock - Controls
Time Boy - Navigation
Gary Glitter - Leader

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Only a month after their Number 1 success, The Timelords joined forces with glam king Gary Glitter for an additional remix, including extra lines from Glitter in the form of the audience repetition that formed such a large part of his live performances ("Do ya wanna touch me??" / "YEAH!!", etc.). The radio and minimal mixes were essentially enhanced versions of the original tracks, with the Gary minimal removing the Doctor Who melody (leaving only the chords) and adding a purring motorcycle into the left ear. The club side, Gary Glitter Joins The JAMS, included looped and cut samples of Glitter's vocals with occasional appearances by the Doctor Who bass melody, and a variety of sound effects in the background.

The single was generally available in a plain black sleeve, though 4,000 picture sleeves were available in Germany and UK radio stations received one of 500 7" promos (KLF 003 [GG], b/w Tonegroove). It barely entered the charts, though Glitter and The Timelords made a second live appearance on Top of the Tops in late-June. Both the remix and Gary Glitter Joins The JAMS appeared alongside Doctorin' on most of the subsequent contemporary releases (often mis-titled), and on US CD copies of The History of the JAMS aka The Timelords in 1991. A CD-R bootleg containing remixes and promos from assorted KLF singles, released by an unknown company in an unknown year, included Gary Glitter Joins The J.A.M.S. under the name of Doctorin' The Tardis (Gary Glitter Remix). Glitter's autobiography, Leader, thanks the band for getting him onto the cover of NME.