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The Doctor's Beard

May 13, 2023

Dalekmania gripped the UK in 1964 the way Batmania gripped the US some two years later. Toys, comics, and a movie were quickly developed to capitalize on the pepper pots. It only made sense that there was also music composed specifically with the theme of Daleks in mind.

As "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" was wrapping up in December of 1964, the musical group The Go-Gos (no relation to the Belinda Carlisle American group) produced and released a record with "I'm Gonna Spend My Christmas with a Dalek". The song featured a 17 year old female singer posing as a child as she proclaimed how happy she would be to spend her Christmas with a killing machine.

Two months later, The Earthlings released "Landing of the Daleks", an instrumental piece with not one Dalek intoning "Exterminate".

What do both of these pieces have in common, besides the Dalek theme? They really irritated Jim and we discuss on our next Patreon exclusive episode.

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