Devo Spice, science fiction fandom’s rapping answer to “Weird” Al Yankovic, has done something that Pink Floyd and Thin Lizzy could have only dreamed of attempting: a Doctor Who concept album.
It features one track for each Doctor, and Mr. Spice even got three of our favorite actors, Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Sophie Aldred (Ace), and the Fifth Doctor himself (!), Peter Davison, to make cameo appearances on their respective Doctors’ songs. I always thought Peter Davison would make a good rapper…but maybe that’s the celery talking.
Even though he’s no relation to either the iconic 80s band Devo or any of those Girls, the US-based Devo Spice (real name: Tom Rockwell) was able to raise enough money through Kickstarter to fund the album, which is titled “I Am The Doctor.” He explains how it came about:
I wrote the song ‘I Am The Doctor’ as a stand-alone song a while ago but I wanted to do something special for the 50th anniversary…When I came up with the idea for the concept album I thought it would make a perfect title track.
The album will drop (as they say in the music biz) on/about Saturday, February 22nd. It will be available on both Amazon and iTunes, or a CD version can be ordered directly from devospice.com.
The rap maestro will also be appearing at MystiCon in Roanoke, Virginia on the 22nd (George Washington’s birthday…coincidence? I think not!) to do a concert and promote the album.
No word yet on whether Devo Spice’s next album will be a tribute to the Songs of River or the Melodies of Pond.
Kasterborites, what is your favorite Doctor Who-related music?