The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds

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The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds

The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds

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Higgs takes as the pivot for this book the most notorious event of The KLF’s career: when they deliberately destroyed one million pounds worth of banknotes in a fire on a remote Scottish island. I have listened to it for the past week on my commute to and from work and what a fascinating listen it has been!

It is a book about Carl Jung, Alan Moore, Robert Anton Wilson, Ken Campbell, Dada, Situationism, Discordianism, magic, chaos, punk, rave, the alchemical symbolism of Doctor Who and the special power of the number 23. When you have drunk your tea and had a look out the window (just to check the world is still there) you are going to have to decide which of the possible studios you are going to commit to. is a fiction novel written by Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty and released in August 2017 under their JAMS moniker. Be ready to dip your hands in the lucky bag of life, gather the storm clouds of fantasy and anoint your own genius. Or was it, as Higgs also terms it, merely the self-indulgence of a “pair of attention-seeking arseholes”?Don’t hide behind any naive “no compromise” shields, the only thing you must not compromise on is your final goal: that Olympian slot on Top of the Pops.

Unfortunately for them, this is usually not the case and they will have to spend the rest of their lives seriously in debt. In certain clubs across our nation in 1988, DJs were playing the latest 12″ acid tracks to packed houses of the drugged and delirious. All the stories of synchronicity were good fun too, and I have my own to add: after reading a bit last Friday evening, I put the book down and switched on Radio 4, which was broadcasting a discussion of 'Head On' by Julian Cope! Wildly unauthorised and unlike any other music biography, THE KLF is a trawl through chaos on the trail of a beautiful, accidental mythology.Your local studios can be tracked down in the Yellow Pages under the “Recording Services/Sound” heading. Banks will go to extremes thinking up new and ingenious ways of getting us to borrow money from them. Properly explaining the KLF - or even beginning to attempt such a feat - requires extensive analysis of everything from Dada, situationism and the Discordians to Doctor Who and Alan Moore; those interested in any of these topics should also find this fascinating.

However the answer to the riddle is quite moot, the journey itself traverse the birthplace of punk culture, in particular along the music scene in Liverpool, England. We are afraid those on the dole who have let their rent go into arrears, their electricity go unpaid and with the creeping paranoia about this evil society, will be the same ones who if they were to achieve sudden wealth would in no time at all be owing insurmountable back debts to the tax man, have managers demand their percentage long after the money was spent and swapping their paranoia about society for paranoia peppered with bitterness that they had been “ripped off” all the way along the line. A twenty four track is what you will need for the initial recording, thirty two tracks are still pretty rare. The Illuminatus Triology is a zany and wacky journey through conspiracy theories that links the JFK asssasinaton with the Illuminati etc.Along with the soap stars, sporting heroes and selected (however distant) members of the Royal Family, pop stars belong to a glittering world of showbiz parties, at one end of the scale, to illicit liaisons, at the other, where their lives are dragged up, dressed up, made up and ultimately destroyed. Over the past ten years anybody with overtly commercial material would never have considered using the indie network.

After you spend any time on the dole you either resign yourself to the economic level your life is at and cope – or things start to slide. The other side of the same coin is that it is because of the down trodden and working class background that the smart middle class machine was able to unwittingly, maybe, but ruthlessly all the same exploit these raw and gullible talents to the full.Once signed, a process will begin in an attempt to transform whatever noise that was made by the ensembles into something that will fit The Golden Rules of chart pop. Whatever music makers follow in its wake are bid for by the more desperate sections of the music industry. Stunning' Dan Schreiber, No Such Thing As a Fish'A pop biography for people who don't read pop biographies' Dorian Lynskey, Guardian'Brilliant, discursive and wise' Ben Goldacre'Utterly irresistible and totally brilliant' The Quietus'A thing of endlessly fascinating, utterly demented genius' Alexis PetridisThey were the bestselling singles band in the world.

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