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Kill the Doctor

Kill the Doctor
Kill the Doctor
Photograph courtesy: Tamworth Herald
The Gallery

Musical Genre/Type: Alternative
Formed: 1983

Band Members:
Richard Bujak (guitar and vocals)
Chippy Chipman (bass and vocals)
Donald Skinner (of the Dead Captain Speaks on drum machine and percussion)
Nick Lowe (flute)

Other Band Members:
John Harris (ex-Animal Stick Band),

Gigs:
06/05/83
East Park
Kill the Doctor

Town Arms
Leicester

Tamworth Herald Features:

Tamworth Herald – 22/04/83
Musicbox – When the Doctor was killed
THE absence on stage of ‘Kill the Doctor’ at a recent late-night set at Stripes, the Tamworth nightclub – despite widespread advertising of the event – has prompted the following.

WHAT was to be a memorable evening in the history of live entertainment in Tamworth became a scene of mass disappointment as local stars ‘Kill the Doctor’ were refused permission to play a late night set at Stripes.

Instead, only the under 18s witnessed the display of musical diversity between the hours of 8pm and 9pm.

The later performance, advertised widely, I must stress – was not to be.

Thanks to the individuals supposedly ‘organising’ entertainment for the younger sector of Tamworth, a lot of effort and preparation was wasted and many people who took the trouble to attend were robbed of a rare opportunity.

The earlier appearance, however, was nothing short of brilliant. Messrs. Bujak and Chipman performed without the aid of their saxophonist, such potential classics as ‘No Cruise’ and ‘Underneath the Cables’.

Donald Skinner

Please could we express apologies to all the nice people who took the trouble to come and see us at Stripes.

As they well know, we could not play. We are very sorry,. We spent the whole day setting up equipment then a couple of hours before we were to start, we were told we could not play. No reason was given.

Richard Bujak, Chippy Chipman (Kill the Doctor)

A spokesman for Stripes said: “The band played a set earlier for the kids and a lot of the audience just left. We decided they just weren’t good enough as a band to play for the later audience.”

Tamworth Herald – 13/05/83
Musicbox – Honest, Doctor – you’re a tonic
Kill the Doctor : Town Arms, Leicester

THE current line-up of Richard Bujak (guitar and vocals), Chippy Chipman (bass and vocals), Donald Skinner (of the Dead Captain Speaks on drum machine and percussion), Nick Lowe (flute) and , resplendent in clown costume, John Harris (ex-Animal Stick Band), played a highly praise-worthy set in front of a packed audience at the small but atmospheric pub in built-up Leicester.

The crowd was won over by the more up-tempo numbers like “Hindy-Kush” and “Another Planet I’m On.” But the climax of the set, “Don’t Go Cart That Ointment”, saw the punters go crazy.

The honest and gutsy style of Chippy and Bujak, backed by the flawless rhythms of Skinner and Harris – and the melodic genius of Nick Lowe – provided the finest possible form of entertainment.

Headlining the gig were local band East Park, who added the finishing touches to a perfect evening.

Stephen McGinsky


The Gallery

Kill the Doctor

Kill the Doctor - Richard Bujak (guitar and vocals), Chippy Chipman (bass and vocals).

 


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