Amateur Transplants


Amateur Transplants

Amateur Transplants are a London based, British parody musical duo consisting of medical professionals, Dr. Adam Kay and Dr. Suman Biswas.

Music and biography

Their music consists mainly of parody comic songs mostly dealing with medical subjects. Many of their parodies are based on the works of American comedian/song writer Tom Lehrer. In 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 they performed at the Edinburgh Fringe. 10% of the proceeds from their first album "Fitness to Practice" were donated to Macmillan Cancer Relief. The duo have released a second album "Unfit to Practise". [http://fitnesstoblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/unfit-to-practise.html Retrieved 10th October 2008] Both studied medicine at Imperial College London. Their songs, "Snippets" and "Careless Surgeon", ridicule those who study medicine at rival London medical schools, King's College London and Barts and the London respectively. The final song of their first album "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" ridicules most of the other London medical schools.

"London Underground"

The band's track "London Underground", along with its accompanying flash animation, was a popular internet fad in the UK in 2005. It was set to the tune of "Going Underground" by The Jam criticising the London Underground strike that was on at the time. It contains very strong language.

Discography

*2004 - "Fitness to Practice"
*2007 - "The Black and White Menstrual Show"
*2008 - "Unfit to Practise"

References

[http://www.amateurtransplants.net/adam.html Retrieved 22nd September 2008]

External links

* [http://www.amateurtransplants.net/ Band Official website]
* [http://www.union.ic.ac.uk/medic/fitness/home.php Official Website of first album]
* [http://solo2.abac.com/themole/london_underground_song.htm London Underground Song Lyrics]
* [http://www.backingblair.co.uk/london%5Funderground/ Flash animation of the song]


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