1…2…THOUSANDS /// syncron-arts presents

“The Doctors of Madness were the best! Blue hair, sequined 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)

The Doctors Of Madness  /// Tour MAY 2017   

The Doctors of Madness are the missing link between David Bowie and The Sex Pistols. Exploding onto the music scene in 1975 with their theatrical, William Burroughs-inspired Sci-fi nightmare, they were misunderstood by many, but those who knew understood the importance of the band’s dangerous, uncompromising approach to lyrics, to music and to performance.  

Among the many fans of the band were acts as diverse as The Damned, Joy Division, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Spiritualized, Julian Cope, The Adverts, The Skids and Simple Minds. The Sex Pistols supported them, so did The Jam. They were the first to combine the avant-garde approach of The Velvet Underground with a distinctly European aesthetic. The blue hair, exotic stage-names, the lyrical themes of urban decay, political propaganda, mind control and madness were all taken up by the punk bands who followed in their wake. The Doctors of Madness were trailblazers, pioneers, adventurers…pushing the boundaries of rock music and theatre to see how far it would go before it bust. What happened after them was due, in no small part, to what they achieved in three short years.


Richard Strange


Now, forty years later, they are back…..

>>> RICHARD’s home
DOCTORS OF MADNESS live kyoto 2016

>>> for booking requests /// Benjamin Kövener


“When Ziggy shagged all of Amon Duul 2 at the Berlin premiere of “A Clockwork Orange”, their divine progeny was undoubtedly Richard “Kid” Strange and The Doctors of Madness.’
Julian Cope (Teardrop Explodes)

“The Doctors of Madness- now THERE was a band!”
Jim Kerr (Simple Minds)

“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 (Comedian and artist)

“In my Version of Rock History, Richard “Kid” Strange looms a lot larger than Pete Townsend”
Paul Morley (Journalist and Broadcaster)



Figments Of Emancipation
Sons Of Survival
Late Night Movies, All Night Brainstorms

The Phenomenal Rise Of Richard Strange
This Is war

Going Gone
The Rest Is Silence
Damascus Michael Münzing / Luca Ancelotti RMX

Listen to The Earthbeat
The Dark And Bright Side Of The Globe