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Dr. John – Gris-Gris (1968), Dr. Dre – The Chronic (1992), Dr. Octagon – Dr. Octagonecologyst (1996)

August 21, 2021

[Albums 904 – 906 / 1001]

As Alanis Morissette once sang, I Am Not The Doctor.

Although I’m not entirely convinced that any of these 3 are licensed medical practitioners either.

However questionable their credentials, Doctors John / Dre / Octagon each managed to land their debut album on the elusive ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’ list.

Which means, as a group of doctors (is there a collective name for a group of doctors, such as with animals, e.g. a Business of Ferrets/Parliament of Owls?), the trio presents an opportunity for a Venn diagram.

Just the kind of prescription I can always get behind!



Verbalize the Positive

A tip of the hat to Willis Haviland Carrier, who I gather is credited as the inventor of the modern air conditioner!

From → 1960s, 1990s

  1. I like the Venn diagram! I don’t think I know Dr. Octagon at all.

  2. Sweet Venn diagram. I don’t know 2/3 of these artists, but love Dr John’s debut. “I walk on gilded splinters” is an absolute cracker.

  3. You and the graphs!! These are three doctors I would listen to what they had to say, but not for medical advice.

    • When it came to music, I too was keen to hear what they had to say – I’d be considerably more skeptical of their medical opinions!

  4. jprobichaud permalink

    A tip of the hat to AC inventor indeed! If it hadn’t have been for that individual, I would have melted by now.

    • My goodness, it was funny looking at the forecast here for the week – every day, a temperature listed somewhere in the high 20s, but also listed as feeling at least 10 degrees hotter than that with the humidity!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        I’ve been finding all sorts of reasons not to go outside. This has long past stopped being fun.

  5. Damn I could have used an AC this summer to say the least lol

  6. I knew it was a parliament of owls, but ‘business of ferrets’ is fantastic. I come for the information, I stay for the diagrams, and I revel in the air conditioning! Also, I am not a doctor either.

    • Grumble of pugs is right up there as well for me on the list of Top animal collective names!

      • Man, I just can’t get to pugs. They all look like they ran the 100 yard dash in an 80 yard room. Grumble is accurate.

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  1. 1968 | 1001albumsin10years
  2. 1992 | 1001albumsin10years
  3. 1996 | 1001albumsin10years

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