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Sunday, 4 May 2008

THE DOCTORS CHILDREN - King Buffalo (Mini-Album)



Here’s another band I know next to nothing about, and tinternet knows even less, what that says about either the band or the music biz I dunno, but here we go with today’s offering which comes from The Doctors Children, “The who?” I hear you cry, no not The Who! The Doctors Children, they were about for a couple of years during the 80’s. King Buffalo a 12” mini-album, was released in 1987 on Upright Records. 6 tracks of bliss, with a distinct Velvets/Lou Reed influence and sounding in places so much like The Only Ones that they could have been a tribute band if their own songs weren’t so damned good. So then, there you have it today’s Sunday Sounds, get ‘em here!

10 comments:

Brousse Foqueusstone said...

They released a brilliant single "Tomorrow I'll Die' on Glass Records I think, in 1986.

Anonymous said...

"tomorrow I'' die" was brilliant. I'll upload it one day when I get the right gear. I also saw them live supporting "the room" with about 8 people watching, but by the end this audience was going mad, a genuine feat by the band, as any gigging muso will tell you! I wonder what happened to Paul Smith et al.

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Not heard Tomorrow I'll Die, but I'm gonna post Girl With Green Eyes 12" cos the b-sides aint on the King Buffalo album, sometime soon.

Anonymous said...

Paul Smith went on to form a new band after The Doctors Children called King Buffalo and then another one called Helter Skelter. God knows where he is now, though. Theres some vids of the above bands on youtube.

the man whos head expanded said...

they released "the rose cottage ep", "girl with green eyes" single. the version of king buffalo for steve wynne's down there label in the USA has 10 tracks, 6 on one side and the rose cottage ep on side 2. i also have an andy kershaw session they did around '88.

Carlos said...

It would dbe great if you uploaded that Andy Kershaw session...

Anonymous said...

I believe Paul Smith is now a barrister in Manchester.

Anonymous said...

http://www.stjohnsbuildings.com/barrister/Paul_Smith/238/22.aspx

Hariklia said...

I was going through my vinyl today and playing bands I haven't heard for a long time, including bands I saw in London in the 80s. I got to thinking about The Doctors Children and googled them, and here I am!
King Buffalo certainly stands the test of time. Today I love it all over again. My gig diary shows I saw them three times in 1987. In March supporting Green on Red and Steve Earle; In June supporting The Meltations (or vice versa); and in September supporting The Lucy Show.
I have a blog with some band stuff on it, if you'd like to check it out. http://hariklia-what-she-said.blogspot.com/
Cheers,
Hariklia

Charlie Whittaker said...

I remember them doing quite lengthy tours with Green on Red and Steve Earle.