Doctor Doctor
by UFO

Album: Strangers In The Night (1976)
Charted: 35
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Songfacts®:

  • "Doctor Doctor" is a UFO standard; co-written by lead vocalist Phil Mogg with their new recruit Michael Schenker, it was released as a single in May 1974 backed by "On With The Action" and "Try Me." The album version runs to 4 minutes 10 seconds, and it also appeared on the live double Strangers In The Night.

    She walked up to me
    And really stole my heart
    And then she started
    To take my body apart


    What sort of woman does that to a man? Perhaps the same "White Lady" a certain John Lees wrote about in "Hymn." As Phil Mogg told Michael Hann of the Guardian in March 2012: "We must have done a lot for Peru!" >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • This didn't chart when it was first released, but it went to #35 UK in 1979 after a live version was released as a single.
  • Iron Maiden uses "Doctor Doctor" as its entrance music at all their concerts.

    "Everybody knows we play 'Doctor Doctor' before we go on stage," lead singer Bruce Dickinson explained in his February 11, 2022 spoken-word show at The Vic Theatre in Chicago. "So, before the intro tape, there's five minutes of 'Doctor Doctor.' It's brilliant, so people go, 'Oh, quick.' Stop having a piss, drink the last pint, get to your seats. 'Doctor Doctor' is playing."

Comments: 2

  • Jamesw from OkI saw UFO in concert at San Diego stadium in '79 or '80 and I'll never forget how awesome to see them live playing all those killer hits and Schenker with that Flying V. Listen to the live version in Chicago of Lights Out and you'll know how tight they played live.
  • Major from ArkansasSchenker, brother was major guitar player in Scorpions...the cover of PHENOMEN was what caught my eye...major
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