Library of Mu: All Interviews

There are 39 Interviews in the Library of Mu:


The Day The World Turned Day-Glo
Date: 02 November, 1985
Journal: NME
Author: Mat Snow
Description: Cauty quote about his Athena career; some description of Brilliant's music.
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The Man Who Couldn't Cope
Date: 15 November, 1986
Journal: NME
Author: David Quantick
Description: the Managers Speech video, the Man, and good quote about pretending to be a pop star, and Cope and Drummonds reversal of roles
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The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu
Date: March 1987
Journal: Underground
Author: ?
Description: article with telephone interview, the journalist is sceptical about the JAMs really being first time artists
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Thank You For The Music
Date: 17 October, 1987
Journal: NME
Author: James Brown
Description: the full disasterous story of the JAMs trip to Sweden: dropping LP's into the Sea; killing a moose; presenting a gold disc to a prostitute; burning LP's in a field; being shot at by a farmer and all the details of the Abba censorship
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2000 OD
Date: 05 December, 1987
Journal: NME
Author: James Brown
Description: Mo and Cressida act dirty and discuss their musical tastes and how they met the JAMs
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The Great TUNE Robbery
Date: 12 December, 1987
Journal: Melody Maker
Author: Mat Smith
Description: As Rockman defaces a billboard with the JAMs christmas message, King Boy and Rockman discuss the end of hip-hop as rebellion, the 1987/Abba events, how samples made their way into Downtown, the Whitney video and heavy metal gigs.
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Wizards of Scam
Date: 25 June, 1988
Journal: NME
Author: Jack Barron
Description: slight interview: JAMs discuss Ford, Gary Glitter discusses out of body experiences
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Beam Me Up, Scotty - How to have a number one (The JAMs way)
Date: February 1989
Journal: Offbeat
Author: Christopher Mellor
Description: based around The Manual; background on Doctorin' recording and promotional campaign; what they think of pop, SAW, U2, etc.
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?
Date: 1990-08-22
Journal: Smash Hits
Author: Mark Frith
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Cornflakes
Date: 25 August, 1990
Journal: Record Mirror
Author: ?
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One Coronation Under A Groove
Date: 12 January, 1991
Journal: NME
Author: Roger Morton
Description: At the video shoot for 3am Eternal and preparing for a xmas Heaven PA, Bill and Jimi discuss ley-lines and roads, humour, irony and scams, and train rides across Russia.
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Eternal Flame
Date: 12 January, 1991
Journal: Record Mirror
Author: ?
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'trunk and disorderly'
Date: 1991-01-30
Journal: Rage
Author: ?
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Pranks for the Memory
Date: 16 February, 1991
Journal: Melody Maker
Author: David Stubbs
Description: Full story of how Bill and Jimmy were arrested after defacing a Gulf war billboard. Later in the pub, after their release, they talk about grown men doing pop music, short attention spans and hiding behind the KLF myth, rather than being famous.
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Hang On! - I've got an idea
Date: March 1991
Journal: Q Magazine
Author: ?
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The KLF: Enigmatic dance duo
Date: 1991-04-01
Journal: Record Collector
Author: ?
Description: includes discography and facts about recording of Chill Out and Waiting.
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KLF is Gonna Rock Ya!
Date: 1991-04-01
Journal: X Magazine
Author: Lazlo Nibble
Description: Drummond discusses sheep, the road trip at the heart of Chill Out, short attention spans, plans for the Black Room and US record deals.
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Last Triumph To Trancentral
Date: 1991-09-01
Journal: Road Rocket
Author: Hugo Wilson
Description: Mainly a potted history, but also interview quotes mainly discussing Jimi's love of motobikes.
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Welcome To The Sheep Seats
Date: 29 February, 1992
Journal: NME
Author: Danny Kelly
Description: The full story of the infamous KLF Vs The Brit awards: guns, lawyers, buckets of blood, Jonathon King, Simon Bates, Extreme Noise Terror and an essential look into the workings of Drummond's mind.
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Money To Burn
Date: 25 September, 1994
Journal: Observer
Author: Jim Reid
Description: Unable to think of a better idea they decided to burn the million pounds. They decided to make this low-key but still invited a freelance journalist. This is his full story.
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FREAK SHOW
Date: December 1994
Journal: i-D
Author: ?
Description: Drummond/Manning interview. Mainly about the Bible of Dreams, art and madness.
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K FOUNDATION COARSE
Date: January 1995
Journal: Vox
Author: Gavin Martin
Description: Drummond/Manning interview; with plates from A Bible of dreams
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Special K
Date: April 1995
Journal: GQ
Author: William Shaw
Description: Long history plus Interview conducted at the Cushendall Tower - Drummond is depressed that Bible hasn't sold, and that he pissed off his KLF fan base and lost his source of power.
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Mind your p's and K's
Date: 05 November, 1995
Journal: Scotland On Sunday (Spectrum)
Author: Craig McLean and Alastair McKay
Description: Follows K-F around Glasgow on Friday 3rd November; Kelvingrove Park, a building site, CCA, Barlinnie Prison
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K-WHY?
Date: 05 November, 1995
Journal: Sunday Times (Scotland tabloid)
Author: Eddie Gibb
Description: Follows K-F around Glasgow on Friday 3rd November; film shown to workmen converting Stirling's Library near George Square, into a gallery of Modern Art.
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A REAL CLIFF-HANGER
Date: 1996-03-01 ?
Journal: Blah Blah Blah
Author: Craig McLean
Description: The full story of the Cape Wrath debacle from Little Chef to cars stuck in the sand.
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Money To Burn
Date: 1996-03-01
Journal: Thee Database
Author: John Dower
Description: Brilliant article and transcript of the K-F's appearance on Sub City Radio, Glasgow, on November the 3rd '95, talking about art. Highly recommended
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Bill and Zed's bogus journey
Date: 27 October, 1996 ?
Journal: The Scotsman (Weekend)
Author: Craig McLean
Description: A good review of the Club Disobey reading, with pictures and a few quotes from Bill'n'Zed
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The Chronicled Mutineers
Date: December 1996
Journal: Vox
Author: Gavin Martin
Description: excellent Bad Wisdom promo interview, well illustrated with photos of the authors in a field. Some interesting details about the legal problems and sequels to BW
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KING BOY D
Date: March 1997
Journal: The Wire
Author: Ben Watson
Description: Essential article, which justifies the K output as "living, active, exciting avant garde art". Feature many juicy quotes from Drummond on all Subjects: Art as well as Illuminatus! stage play, Bad Wisdom misogny, etc.
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They set fire to 1m and they're still not happy
Date: 26 October, 1997
Journal: Observer
Author: Miranda Sawyer
Description: Excellent article taking a good look at the post pop K events, with juicy comments from Bill n Jimi about their exploits.
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Burning question
Date: 13 February, 2000
Journal: Observer
Author: ?
Description: Mainly a history cum review of 45, but also some very significant quotes from Drummond. Seems that the pressure to sell copies of 45 has meant he will answer questions now.
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Home entertainment - Bill Drummond
Date: 26 July, 2002
Journal: Guardian (G2)
Author: Will Hodgkinson
Description: Drummond discusses the music that he listens to nowadays.
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Interview: the KLF's James Cauty
Date: 18 June, 2003
Journal: rocknerd.org
Author: Ben Butler
Description: Crucial interview with Cauty conducted for an Australian Big Issue interview, but released on a music blog. He reveals how much money the KLF made, and discusses how Blacksmoke make music, among lots of other topics.
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Former KLF Member Emerges With Blacksmoke for 911
Date: 11 September, 2003
Journal: Undercover.com.au
Author: Paul Cashmere
Description: Short but vital interview with Cauty about 9-11, Blacksmoke, and the legacy of the KLF.
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Blacksmoke: Jimmy Cauty talks to OneMusic about his new project
Date: 22 September, 2003
Journal: bbc.co.uk
Author: OneMusic
Description: Radio 1's One Music with a short questionnaire interview with Cauty on the occassion of the Blacksmoke Breezeblock session. Mentions names of collaborators.
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Bill Drummond once burnt Pounds 1m for art's sake. Now he is taking a soupopera to Belfast
Date: 18 April, 2004
Journal: Sunday Times
Author: Mick Heaney
Description: an excellent Soup Line promotional interview where Drummond breaks the contract. He reflects on turning 50 and says that perhaps the Tennants Super hanout stunt was a turning point for him from events that sought media attention to ones that didn't
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'It's not haute cuisine'
Date: 20 May, 2004
Journal: Guardian (G2)
Author: Dave Simpson
Description: Interview about the Soup Line project - he accompanies Drummond to Kevin Keane's house in Dungiven, Ireland for a brown beany soup containing Buckfast!
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Bill Drummond: Agent provocateur
Date: 21 November, 2005
Journal: The Independent
Author: Declan O'Neill
Description: Drummond is interviewed in his artist's studio in Norwich as he prepares for No Music Day. He reflects on art and music and there are some interesting facts about the Cushendall Tower.
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