untitled (KLF Info Sheet Oct 1987)- Library of Mu
- Library of Mu record:
- Title: untitled (KLF Info Sheet Oct 1987)
- Date: 1987-10-00
- Journal: -
- Author: KLF Communications
- Type of resource: Official
- Status: text
- No. views: 11911
- Description: Brief history of The JAMs and an explanation of the reasons for making JAMS LP1 and JAMS 23, a look to the future and a sketch of the JAMSmobile. A typewritten photocopy on JAMs notepaper.
untitled (KLF Info Sheet Oct 1987)
By KLF Communications (1987-10-00, -)
Thanks for writing, at the end of last year the media was getting into full
flow with the whole AIDS thing. It was screaming at us everywhere. At the end
of last year I was reading the ultimate paranoid conspiracy book(s) The
Illuminatus Trillogy. I was bored by all music bar the almost unlistenable
hip-hop, scratch and rap that John Peel was playing between the safe shambo-
lic bands. I was wanting to kick over, blow up, tear down most of what I
thought was shit. At the end of last year I couldn't understand why not
everybody else was wanting to do the same.
Who are The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu? you ask. Not us, we just pinched
the name from some characters in the illuminatus. We do get strange letters
from people telling us we are getting ourselves into "Deep Shit" by using
their name, that the real ancients won't be pleased.
After the end of last year I asked Rockman Rock if he wanted to tear some
things down, he did. So we made a record, pressed five hundred, the fuse was
lit. As you will have read in your friendly rock paper, the record could not
be bought as nobody would distribute it for fears of prosecution. John Peel
couldn't play it and we had no money left. Then a couple of major companies
threatened to sue. Fuck them. So we edited the record in such a way that
brought us inside the "law" but still got up peoples noses, and got the record
out. With the money from the single we booked five days in a cheap studio and
recorded "1987-What the fuck is going on?". We made it, not giving a shit for
soul boy snob values or any other values, we just went in and made the noise
we wanted to hear and the stuff that came out of our mouths. We lit a bonfire
and put what we could get hold of, on it and then recorded the sound of
the flames licking up the pyre. Not a pleasant sound but it's the noise we
had. We pressed it up and stuck it out. A celebration of sorts.
The future? We won't be trapped by a career. If we get some money back on
our LP we will make another one before Christmas and do some live dates,
after that fuck it!
Yours King Boy D.
P.S Rockman Rock sends his regards.
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Posted by Guest on 2007-06-29 00:42:44
Posted by Guest on 2008-09-01 05:45:47
It's great that someone broke free and was able to publish. I thinking at the time, that Phil was crazy. But, now. Sadly, I realize my English friend was right. The world my friends is not as not as you think it is. It's controled, manipulated, and 'mkultra'/'monarch'/'bluebeam'-d even, by people with more money than you, because they print it. Oh and you believe it's value: (food getting expensive? maybe your money is worth a lot less because they are printing more and putting more into circulation.. go on, find out more). Anyway, like Phil; I checked out too. Not by burning a million, but quietly on my own leaving the Alister Crowley culture, and living away from the aftermath of our songs. I hope in the end that someone here does not do 'what thy wilt', and comes to the truth way and the life.
To my friends,