They were on top of the Brit Pop world 25 years ago when in 1994 they burned a million UK pounds and vowed to disappear for 23 years. As promised performers Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty resurfaced at midnight last night (23 years to the a day after the money bonfire) for a book signing in Liverpool.
More guerilla performance artist than actual musicians, Drummond’s and Cauty’s KLF (also known as The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, The JAMS and The Time Lords) strode through the British pop scene a quarter century ago with solid grooves and a sarcastic commentary on the hollow pretentiousness of it all.
I’ve watched a few of their videos and suggest these as a representative sample.
Here’s Tammy Wynette in Justified and Ancient Watch
If you’re a big Dr. Who fan, you’re going to love this Watch
A heavy weight jam, Last Train to Transcentral Watch
More on KLF resurfacing and their controversial history Here