Library of Mu: All Articles

There are 32 Articles in the Library of Mu:


From Little Idiots Big Idiots Grow
Date: 25 February, 1978
Journal: NME
Author: ?
Description: excellent article on first BIJ gig, first single and the Hope Street Fringe Festival - they are "a messy unrhythmic chaos" but still delightful
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The Great Chain Robbery
Date: 20 February, 1988
Journal: NME
Author: Jack Barron
Description: a run-down of Welsh 'terrorist' record label Fierce, and all their various bootlegs - Charles Manson, Jesus and Mary Chain, JAMs, Sky Saxon, Sonic Youth etc. The JAMs aparantly stole their name and idea from Fierce!
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Bare Faced Cheek
Date: 02 July, 1988
Journal: NME
Author: ?
Description: Fierce Records
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Looking after number one
Date: 24 December, 1988
Journal: Sounds
Author: -
Description: exclusive excerpts from The Manual
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New Age Clubbing
Date: January 1990
Journal: The Face
Author: ?
Description:
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Date: 10 March, 1990
Journal: Melody Maker
Author: ?
Description: Ambient House (general)
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?
Date: September 1990
Journal: The Face
Author: Ian McCann
Description: Ambient House and KLF etc
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The Rites of KLF
Date: August 1991
Journal: i-D
Author: ?
Description:
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Stand By Your Van
Date: 23 November, 1991
Journal: NME
Author: Terry Staunton
Description: Tammy interview/video shoot feature
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Who Killed The KLF?
Date: July 1992
Journal: Select
Author: William Shaw
Description: Essential reading. The full story behind the KLF's split, from the Black Room sessions to Mexico, with reaction from kollaborators.
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Adding to the confusion;K Foundation's new ads
Date: 12 September, 1993
Journal: The Times
Author: Robert Sandall
Description: Excellent article on the K-F series of adverts - asks "what exactly is it publicising?"
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The KLF featuring Wanda Dee
Date: 1993-10-27
Journal: Beat Magazine (Melbourne)
Author: Naomi Dinnen
Description: Wanda Dee and Eric Floyd interview, in which they reveal their scam and try to justify it.
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Wanda Dee and KLF
Date: 1993-10-27
Journal: Zebra Magazine (Melbourne)
Author: Jason Midro
Description: Wanda Dee and Eric Floyd interview, in which they reveal their scam and try to justify it.
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KLF? NOT!
Date: 1993-10-28
Journal: Melbourne Herald-Sun (Hit Magazine)
Author: Nui Te Koha
Description: Wanda Dee and Eric Floyd interview, in which they reveal their scam and try to justify it.
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A guerrilla raid on the arts establishment
Date: 31 October, 1993
Journal: Observer
Author: Neil Spencer
Description: Pretty good news report on the K-F's art award plans, largely a history of their career, but also has a few quotes from the Tate and Whiteread.
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TATE TAT AND ARTY
Date: 20 November, 1993
Journal: NME
Author: ?
Description: Art award preview with lots of analysis of the career of Bill Drummond
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K Foundation tries to turn the art world on its head
Date: 28 November, 1993
Journal: Scotland On Sunday (Spectrum)
Author: Robert Dawson Scott
Description: Art Award witness
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A Conspiracy of theorists
Date: 28 November, 1993
Journal: Sunday Times
Author: ?
Description:
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A conspiracy of theorists
Date: 28 November, 1993
Journal: The Times
Author: David Mills
Description: Review of the Turner Prize by an art critic who hates both the standard cliched criticism of the Turner Prize, and the K-F's criticism, which he describes as arrogant, tiresome and incomprehensible.
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? (K Foundation: Nailed To The Wall)
Date: January 1994
Journal: The Face
Author: ?
Description: Appreciative account by Art Award witness. Recommended.
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BUT IS IT ART?
Date: February 1994 ?
Journal: Select
Author: Miranda Sawyer
Description: Account by Art Award witness - mainly a good analysis of the money art works
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Million Dollar Bash
Date: February 1994
Journal: Q Magazine
Author: Danny Kelly
Description: Good article by Art Award witness. He chats to the security guards.
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Trash Art & Kreation
Date: 21 May, 1994
Journal: Guardian Weekend
Author: Alix Sharkey
Description: A serious history and analysis of everything, with a lot of attention given to the Art Award Witnesses. Recommended.
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WELCOME TO THE ICE SAGE
Date: 09 November, 1996
Journal: NME
Author: Mark Manning
Description: Will surely be included as appendix 2 in future editions of Bad Wisdom - Manning's tale of the recording of the soundtrack for the book, in similar style.
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TRUE BRITS
Date: 1997-01-01
Journal: Blah Blah Blah
Author: Bill Drummond
Description: Bill's opinion on the Jarvis vs Jacko incident at the 96 BRITS, and the way the media was manipulated by their publicists. Turns out Gimpo was actually roadying for Jackson on that fateful evening and did manage to touch him.
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? (The horny old devils)
Date: 29 August, 1997
Journal: Guardian
Author: John O'Reilly
Description: Analysis of their past career and what 2K is about by journalist who was a Turner witness.
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BILL AND JIMMY MUTILATE A COW
Date: 1997-10-01 ?
Journal: D>tour
Author: Stewart Home
Description: Bizarre article, starts with a summary of post K-Foundation activies mentioning lots of occult and leyline stuff before launching into a fantastical BSE-ridden account of a post Barbican event that is obviously satire of the Turner activities.
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?
Date: October 1997
Journal: Vox
Author: ?
Description: pretty good summary of their career compiling old NME news stories, but also featuring comments and quotes from Mick Houghton, including a couple of juicy ones
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?
Date: 09 October, 1997
Journal: Daily Telegraph
Author: ?
Description: about the barbican gig and new single, by a journalist who knows Bill vaguely, and was roped into be onstage with the dockers during the performance.
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Portrait: The day Tammy said 'Is that you, honey?'
Date: 09 April, 1998
Journal: Guardian
Author: Bill Drummond
Description: Bill's obituary commentary piece about recording Tammy, seems to be identical to the version later included in '45'
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A Cure For Nationalism
Date: 27 February, 2000
Journal: Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Author: Bill Drummond
Description: Drummond's long piece on the Scottish psyche, going to the World Cup in Paris, fatherhood, and football records. Seems to be identical to the version published in '45'.
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Better to keep your mouth shut than shatter your dreams
Date: 09 April, 2004
Journal: The Scotsman
Author: Andrew Eaton
Description: interesting take on the relationship between rock writers and rock stars, that also has some minor revelations about the state of Drummond's teeth
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