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This Doctor Who ’80s Dance Song Has a Ridiculous Video

So, there’s this, which we couldn’t just let slide today. Here is what you need to know: This is an extremely low-budget video by The KLF aka The Timelords, who were a band during the British acid house movement in the ’80s and ’90s. (Thank you, Wikipedia.) And they made this song, which incorporates the Doctor Who theme song and, um, words that have been said on Doctor Who. The video has a police car, driving around the countryside, a horse-shaped crop circle, and a Dalek. Don’t try to think too hard about it — that is how they’ll steal your mind. It’s a trap.

I don’t know about you guys, but I want to hear this when my phone rings. Thanks for the tip, Joe!

(via YouTube)

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  • Craig L. Wittler

    Waitaminute, you never heard of “Doctorin’ the Tardis” before? I learned of its existence and awesomeness when the KLF had their one American hit “Justified and Ancient”, featuring the incongruous guest vocals of Tammy Wynette!!! (and a video with a much bigger budget )  “Doctorin’” was apparently a major hit in the UK, but I have my suspicions that it contributed to the BBC’s decision to cancel DW a year after. And don’t forget to credit the long-disgraced Gary Glitter for the chanting, stolen directly from “Rock and Roll, Part 2″. (If you want a serious brain-fracking, look up the video for “Rock and Roll, Part ONE” on YouTube. No way I’ll put the link here.)

  • rmd

    I’m going to sound old for a moment and say “OH MY GOD, YOU KIDS” and point out that the KLF are frickin awesome.  Set the wayback machine for 1991, back around the time Nirvana’s “Nevermind” was released, two years before bab5 started and the same year ‘terminator 2′ was released, before all tv news shows had scrolling data feeds at the bottom.  That was the year the KLF teamed up with (I am not making this up) country and western star Tammy Wynette to do a remix of their song “Justified and Ancient” and made one of the most Robert Anton Wilson infused, Illuminatus!-soaked, fucked up awesome videos of all time. link:

    Also, that song has a musical hook you could use to catch fish.

  • Anonymous

    I was introduced to the Doctor Who theme song WAAAY back in the 70s and early 80s during the PBS era. But I was in college when this version made it across the shores and hated it, not because I didn’t like the mix, but becasue some hockey playing meathead in my dorm not only insisted this was the original version of the song, but because he couldn’t even get the words right. Came home from the bars each night yelling, “Doctor Who… Guitar this!”

    But if you want to see something TRULY insane, check out “Star Trekkin’” by The Firm.

  • Abel Undercity

    I used to open my college radio show with this song.  No lie.  The police car was named “Ford Timelord” and it had a boom box decal on the door (Get it? Police box! Eh? Eh? Anything?).

  • mea.glitch

    In high school, our Baskeball Coach used Doctorin’ the Tardis at every game.  I had recently discovered Doctor Who (Tom Baker to be precise) on PBS reruns, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

    And Wesley is right, “Star Trekkin” is a great song.

  • Erica Throne

    Early Trok! Awesome!

  • Kate Karlson

    Haha, this has been on my iPod for two months.

  • Anonymous

    In other news, cartoon Johnny Bravo named after episode of little-known 70′s sitcom.

  • Anonymous

    The authors of this blog must be really young if they weren’t aware of this.

  • Edcedc8

    lol, hey guess what Jaime, there’s this new thing called water, its wet! you should check it out some time!

  • Kate Ward

    Okay. Now I feel really really old….

  • Lynda Bowen

    Hi, quick update on the horse crop circle: it’s one of the white horses carved into the chalk hills around Wiltshire in England. Been there for centuries.

    Also, one of the helicopter shots shows Ford Timelord driving through the village of Avebury (Unesco World Heritage site) which is surrounded by stone circles and close to Silbury Hill. As wonderful a place as White Sands, New Mexico. (Nostalgic Sigh.)

  • Holly

    The KLF are master trolls. You owe it to yourself to check out their stunt at the Brit Awards where they were asked to perform but instead got the grindcore band Extreme Noise Terror to play it and left a dead sheep in the aftershow party. Or when they claimed to have discovered an Icelandic punk band called The Fuckers. Or when they burned a million quid.

    Bill Drummond now does art projects, including The17, a choir project that he uses to try and return us to the experience of early humans discovering music for the first time. I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to sing one of his pieces with him.

  • Shard Aerliss

    Ah good, now I don’t have to watch the video to see if ‘horse crop circle’ is in fact one of the giant chalk horses.