"OK, there was the group Dalek I Love You, which I haven't heard yet, but it took the Timelords, a.k.a. the Kopyright Liberation Front, a.k.a. the Jams short for Justified Ancients of MuuMuu (taken from Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea's The Illuminatus Trilogy, to take the 1980 version of the Doctor Who theme, incorporate harder drums, a rhythm taken from Gary Glitter's "Rock And Roll Part 2," and some Dalek dialogue taken from the 1975 story Genesis Of The Daleks, where they tell their creator Davros, "We obey no one. We are the superior beings!" before turning him into toast. This single went straight to the top of the UK charts in 1988. Also included in the song is the wheezing and grinding sound of the TARDIS, courtesy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. A wailing siren predominating in parts of the song is clearly meant to be from the Jams' police car, named Ford Timelord. This is the album version of "Doctorin' The TARDIS."The 12" mix clocks in at 8:11 and includes extended instrumentation of both the theme, and Dalek dialogue.
The Daleks' "Exterminate" and "We obey no-one. We are the superior beings" get the rap and scratch treatment. Even Davros, the creator of the Daleks, can be heard, screaming "YOU WILL OBEY ME!" to which the Daleks said "We obey no one."Also included here is the original version of the KLF's instrumental "What Time Is Love," which sounds like an early 90's techno number, and with keyboards sounding like Lords Of Acid's "Take Control" and sans the heavy techno beats.The next is another album cut. "Gary In The TARDIS" is like the previous number, except with Gary Glitter vocals, with chants for Gary, and Gary asking, "Well, did you miss me? (YEAH!) Do you love me? (YEAH!) Do you want to touch me? (YEAH YEAH YEAH!)" References to three of his songs are included, one being "the leader of the gang" and "do you want to touch me" "rock and roll" and both are mixed in with mention of the TARDIS. The Dalek still says his lines from Genesis.The instrumental of "Doctorin' The TARDIS" is different from the single and extended versions. It focuses more on the theme music and the windy sound effects and computerized bleeps.Mostly recommended for fans of the original Jams album and for Dr. Who fans who wanted to hear the extended version."
We are the superior beings!
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 06/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The song "Doctorin' the Tradis" by The Timelords(aka The JAMs aka The KLF) combines the music of Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part 2" with the TV theme of the BBC's Dr. Who. The song was a Number One hit in the U.K., but only managed to reach #66 on the U.S. charts. There are four mixes of the song here. The first one is the original 7 inch single version. The second one is the 12 inch dance remix version. The third one guest stars Gary Glitter himself. And the fourth version is an instrumental remix. One other song is included, which is "What Time is Love?". This song was a Top Five hit in the U.K., but stalled at #57 on the U.S. charts. "Doctorin' the Tardis" is a great fun song, especially if you are a Dr. Who fan."
Great music, lousy CD
K. West | London, England | 12/12/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I remember being in a late 80s party when suddenly this house version of the Doctor Who theme began to play. Being only 8 or 9, the dalek voices scared the heck out of me, and I spent the duration of the song hiding behind my father's leg (I was *very* little..) This EP is a nice compilation of the single's primary mixes, but unfortunately the titles are a little misleading: Doctorin' The TARDIS (Instrumental) is in fact Doctorin' The TARDIS (Minimal), and Gary Joins The JAMS is really Gary In The TARDIS.. but then, the KLF released so many remixes of this 1988 No.1 that it's hardly surprising they got confused. Nice to have the 12" and the 7" versions together, though - a major flaw in the original release - but a pity they didn't include the dance mix from the original CD.."
Doctor Who fans--our favorite rendition!
Jeri Massi | Raleigh, NC United States | 04/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is really several versions of the same song, with one additional track that sounds like chase music added on. As a Doctor Who fan, I wanted to own the music that I've heard at the conventions, and the low price on this CD was enough to get me to buy it. The tremendous mixing of Doctor Who theme music, voice selections from the Daleks, and a great rock and roll hit make this one of the most amazing themes ever recorded, and it captures the high-speed, rollicking sense of adventure from vintage 70's Doctor Who. Great sound, a great sense of nostalgia, and great music for Who parties, conventions, or driving through Chicago on Thanksgiving Day."
Great Driving music
L. Davies | camp verde, Az | 08/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love driving to this. It turns heads, everyone wants to know who it is."