“An Accent Waiting To Happen (Part 2)”
Richard Strange’s first show of 2018
at London’s most elegantly Bohemian club
The Crypt Below the Church
30 Prescot Street
London E1 8BB
Friday 2nd March at 8.00pm
(limited capacity, so please book early to avoid disappointment)
Following the success of the first part of his show at Vout-O-Reenees in November, Richard continues with a collection of songs, stories, reading, film clips and downright scurrilous gossip, from a man who has been a major cultural influence in Britain since 1975. A man who, uniquely, has worked as a musician, performance artist, composer, writer, actor, curator and educator.
This evening, Richard will share his memories and experiences of working with Tom Waits, Frank Zappa, Marianne Faithfull, Harmony Korine, William Burroughs, Gavin Bryars, Anita Pallenberg, Robert Wilson, Damon Albarn and Jarvis Cocker, among others.
With support from the wonderful, golden-voiced Lily Bud (Listen Here)
Feedback on this show so far :
“Surely no other artist, living or dead, can count among his collaborators WILLIAM BURROUGHS, FRANK ZAPPA, GAVIN BRYARS, JARVIS COCKER, DAMON ALBARN, CRISTINA, GAVIN TURK, ROBERT WILSON, HARMONY KORINE, DEF LEPPARD, SARAH JANE MORRIS and PETER CAPALDI. What an amazing life. Thank you for sharing it with us in your show”
“Great night … and that Alone Again Or moment was pure magic …”
“I thought it was brilliant and everyone I have spoken to was smitten.”
“Now I’m feeling jealous!”
“Marie & Joe was lovely!! Wish I’d filmed it”
“What an enjoyable night- yes, you must do it again there!”
“Everything worked so well”
” I could’ve listened all night .!!”
“In my Version of Rock History, Richard Strange looms a lot larger than Pete Townsend”
“18 years after first meeting him, just thinking about Richard still reduces me to a state of near hysteria…and terror. He restores one’s faith in the ability of the human spirit to soar.”
“Strange must surely be the funniest man in London…It is impossible to spend any time within his looming majesty without being engulfed in gales of health-inducing mirth and a sense of fraternal bohemian bonhomie long lost to our crassly commercial times.”
“If you have never heard (Richard Strange’s band) the Doctors of Madness, you should. Musically they are the Velvet Underground, New York Dolls with shades of glam, hippie, prog and punk all rolled into one, yet are still totally original. Vastly underrated, they should have been huge. Pure genius”
“When Ziggy shagged all of Amon Duul 2 at the Berlin premiere of “A Clockwork Orange”, their divine progeny was undoubtedly Richard “Kid” Strange”
“Strange is perhaps the only figure alive who has traversed so many art, performance and music movements. He can really understand the complex interplay between the elements of glamour, trash, provocation and outrage within British culture for the last 30 years. This book is the least academic, but most intelligent and entertaining analysis one could hope to read of a very specific London milieu, whose ramifications and rewards extend across the Western world.”
The Art Newspaper
“A seminal figure at the crossroads of art, music, film and counter-culture”
“hilarious romp through the last 30 years of Pop Culture, as charming and amusing as the man himself”
“This extraordinary memoir is gloriously indiscreet”
“Strange is a cultured, gregarious chap who moves through London’s gilded salons observing his peers’ foibles. He observes the glitterati with a witty eye.”
“What a life!”
“An extraordinary memoir of an extraordinary life”
“A good read. Wonderfully funny and well written.”
“A fantastic read. Wit and truth writ large.”
“The Doctors of Madness were the best! Blue hair, sequinned eyelids, a guitar that spelled out “KID”, space-age vaudeville that tipped this 16-year old kid over the edge! One of the most original songwriters & performers of my generation.”
Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
“Richard Strange is a diamond geezer”
“Richard is the best gargoyle in town”
“Richard Strange can do most things with a maniacal twist, and most cleverly, with unmatched originality: he can sing, write songs, he can act, he can show off like a six year old and he has the most dangerous sense of hilarity, sustainable in moments of deepest solemnity.”
James Fox (White Mischief, Keith Richards etc)
“In The Afterglow…The Doctors of Madness Unplugged” DVD
Thrilled to announce the release of a very special DVD.
A limited edition of 250 copies, signed and numbered, of
“In The Afterglow…The Doctors of Madness Unplugged”
Recorded at our recent one-off concert in London’s beautiful House of St Barnabas, this features 14 favourite Doctors of Madness songs, including Marie and Joe, Suicide City, Mitzi’s Cure, Doctors of Madness, Waiting and Billy Watch Out!, reworked by Richard “Kid” Strange and Urban Blitz, with vocal support from Lily Bud, performed to a packed house.
“In The Afterglow…The Doctors of Madness Unplugged” DVD
£15.00 UK £17.00 overseas
Doctors of Madness logo BLACK T-shirts – Small, Medium Large or XL £15.00 including P&P
Doctors of Madness Kid Strange Guitar WHITE T-shirts – Small, Medium or Large £15.00 including P&P
Strange: Punks and Drunks and Flicks and Kicks- Richard’s autobiography
“Strange is perhaps the only figure alive who has traversed so many art, music and performance movements. He can really understand the complex interplay between the elements of glamour, trash, provocation and outrage within British culture of the last 30 years. For anyone interested in such a theme, this is the least academic but the most intelligent and entertaining analysis one could hope to read of a London milieu whose ramifications and rewards extend across the Western world.”
“It’s hard to think of a fabulous party or gig in the past four decades this man didn’t make. Self-effacing and sharply witty. A master story teller makes you feel like an intimate friend as he takes you on a fantastical backstage tour of London’s throbbing, schizophrenic night lives. A must-read for rock wannabees.”
“This book is like taking an epic journey with a man driven by demons. So beautifully and sensitively written, it takes the reader through every aspect of Pop-Culture of the last thirty years. Beatlemania,Psychedelia, Punk, New Romantics, New Cabaret, Britart, The Theatre, “Batman” and “Gangs of New York”, Strange has been involved in them all, to a lesser or greater degree.
But it is not just the socio-cultural stuff that makes this book a “Must-Have”, it is simply one of the funniest books ever written too. Wanna know what Kim Basinger is REALLY like? Or The Sex Pistols? Or Princess Diana? Or what it’s like to work with Martin Scorsese?It’s ALL here! Buy it!”
Strange: Punks and Drunks and Flicks and Kicks- Richard’s autobiography (INCLUDES UK SHIPPING)
Strange: Punks and Drunks and Flicks and Kicks- Richard’s autobiography (INCLUDES REST OF THE WORLD SHIPPING)
There. Then. Now. Always: The long-lost, long-awaited Doctors of Madness full-length TV Documentary, now on DVD and available for the first time ever exclusively from this site.
Filmed with the band in 1975/76, it follows them on the road, in rehearsal, onstage and in the studio. Interviews, insights, highs and heartbreaks.
Songs featured include Out!, Waiting, B-Movie Bedtime, Marie and Joe and Billy Watch Out! among others.
25 minutes long. A real historical gem.
“If you have never heard the Doctors of Madness, you should. Musically they are the Velvet Underground, New York Dolls with shades of glam, hippie, prog and punk all rolled into one, yet are still totally original. Vastly underrated, they should have been huge. Pure genius.” Vic Reeves
“The Doctors of Madness-now THERE was a band” Simple Minds
“Best band I’ve ever seen or heard, simple as that, all these years later, the music takes me to a special place, no other band or act have ever come close….”
“Wow what an amazing DVD, absolute magic, well worth waiting….. over thirty five years for. Thank you Richard Strange !!!”
“Hi Richard, just received and watched There, then, now, always, bought as a surprise for me by a friend- thank you, so many great memories, and feeling of being young again!! Felt like walking down Wardour st again!! Haha,thank you once again…”
“Brilliant – this is fantastic. In 1976 I’d probably been to a handful of gigs. Having never heard or seen anything of them before DoM became the first band to totally blow me away. This video will be a step back 35 years … here we are the 50s kids on collision course with … it doesn’t bear thinking about.”
“Check this NEW documentary of the Doctors of Madness and Richard Strange-my copy just arrived-awesome!!”
Here Come The Hard Goods Now: Compilation of Doctors of Madness and Richard Strange Live clips, Doctors of Madness on The Twiggy Show, Doctors of Madness in Japan, Old Grey Whistle Test, rare footage and videos.
£12.00 Temporarily out of stock
Perfect Past- The Complete Doctors of Madness – 3xCD boxed set, with bonus tracks, live tracks, rehearsal tracks and demos. £19.99 incl. Post and packaging.
RICHARD STRANGE – THIS IS WAR – Richard Strange’s latest release £10.00
This Is War!, a collection of brand new songs, featuring all-new material, with contributions from David Coulter, Sarah Jane Morris, Terry Edwards and Ralph Carney.
DOCTORS OF MADNESS
Mainline Resistance is Low- The Doctors of Madness Live at Oundle School 1976 £10.00
Just available from recently discovered tapes of this seminal Doctors of Madness gig.
The concert is over an hour long, and contains such favourites as Mainlines, Suicide City, Marie and Joe, Waiting, Billy Watch Out, Doctors of Madness and Waiting for The Man.
The Doctors of Madness at the peak of their groundbreaking powers.
Late Night Movies, All Night Brainstorms
Figments of Emancipation
Sons of Survival
Into The Strange- The Doctors of Madness Live
RICHARD STRANGE AND TV SMITH
Raw Meat For The Missionaries – Unreleased (1978)
The Live Rise of Richard Strange
The Phenomenal Rise of Richard Strange
RICHARD STRANGE AND THE ENGINE ROOM
The Rest is Silence