The follow ups to "Spirit in the Sky," were "Burn" and "Waterloo" which reached 23 and 45 respectively in this country. The bands first release on this label was an E.P. Under the alias "Collette Anadin", Colette was one half of "The Anadin Brothers" , the female backing vocalists for the rock group "Doctor & The Medics". Colette Anadin went around the world to find herself returning to discover that she had never left Camden! For these they would ferry up to 3,000 people to unknown destinations such as Chislehurst Caves (By coach from Hyde Park corner), The old Butlins at Clacton (By Special Train) and Lowestoft pear (Coach). Steve Mcguire Spread out in many directions! All user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Leave feedback. By 1986 the lineup would also feature Andy … Lv 7. Doctor & the Medics are a British psychedelic rock band which enjoyed greatest success in the 1980s and are best known for their 1986 UK #1 version of "Spirit in the Sky". Around what decade does music start losing quality? Let us know what you think of the website. Artist descriptions on are editable by everyone. ), By 1984 the band had built up a considerable live following and were referred to by the NME as "The Live band of the year." Feel free to contribute! Colette Appleby is known for her work on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) and Gladiator (2000). Discover (and save!) They did appear in The Cult video. That ethos still exists in the band and you are as likely to see the Doctor loose all his clothing and dignity or swallow dive from the P.A. From 1985-1987 the band were responsible, along with The Doctors new Club "Alice in Wonderland," (Voted night club of the year by City Limits magazine in 1987) for the legendary "Mystery trips". At the time the Doctor was a top London DJ at his club "The Clinic," where he was single handedly responsible/ guilty for the "Psychedelic revival" of the period. She also began to work as an extra/actress once appearing as a "Stiff" in Poirot! However by 1988 constant touring (average of 200 shows a year) and Recording (3 Albums; "Laughing at the Pieces", "I Keep Thinking It's Tuesday" and "Two Pieces of Cloth Carefully Stitched Together" along with resultant singles) had taken it's toll on certain members and Vom and Richard Searle Departed. This also reflected itself in the music with early songs such as "Love Peace and Bananas" (A song about hippies at a festival on a beach being blown to pieces by mercenaries. So it came to pass that a record deal was signed in Arthur Brown's blood, with IRS Records.