1. "No-one Loves You When You've Got No Shoes" – 3:37
2. "Kettle On A Long Chain" – 3:00
3. "Come On Call Me" – 2:35
4. "Watermelon Runaway" – 2:29
5. "Fried Egg Bad Monday" – 4:09
6. "Spirit In The Sky" * – 3:35
7. "Lucky Lord Jim" – 2:47
8. "Moon Song" – 4:42
9. "Barbara Can't Dance" – 2:37
10. "Smallness Of The Mustard Pot" – 4:07
The Doctor (Clive Jackson , 7 July 1961, Knotty Ash, Liverpool), a former London-based DJ, formed the group with guitarist Steve McGuire, drummer Vom (aka Steve Ritchie, not to be confused with Crazyhead drummer Rob "Vom" Morris), and bassist Gareth Thomas and female dancers and singers The Anadin Brothers in 1981. The group adopted a look inspired by both 1960s psychedelia and kabuki make-up similar to that of Kiss.
Their first single was "The Druids are Here" c/w "The Goats are Trying to Kill Me" which was released on Whaam Records in 1982.
They released no further records until 1985, although a four track EP recorded live at Alice In Wonderland, a Soho nightclub where The Doctor was house DJ, was available direct from the band.
The band's unique female backing singers were known collectively as The Anadin Brothers. Originally there were 3 Anadin Brothers but this was soon whittled down to Wendi West and Colette Appleby. Their unique performances were extremely well synchronised and featured highly characteristic moves, these were influenced by the fact that the duo had previously competed together as synchronised swimmers.
In 1985 they signed to IRS Records and released "Happy but Twisted" a five track 12" EP including a cover of Hawkwind's "Silver Machine". This reached number 2 on the indie charts.
This was followed by "The Miracle of the Age" c/w "I Don't Want to be Alone with you Tonight", produced by Andy Partridge of XTC.
Around this time the band performed a concert in a television studio in Limehouse, London which was recorded for television broadcast, although it was not shown at the time. At this concert the line up was augmented by Roman Jugg of The Damned on keyboards and second guitar.
They scored a massive international hit in 1986 with their next single, a cover of Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky". The single reached number one in thirty-two countries. They fared less well with subsequent singles. Also in 1986, "Burn" and "Waterloo" (the latter of which was a cover of the ABBA hit, with Roy Wood on saxophone, backing vocals and in the video) "Burn" reached No 29 in the UK Singles Chart