Library of Mu Top 10 List

Don't know where to start? Here are some of the best articles, my favourites or the most important. Do you disagree? What's on your Top 10 list? Email the librarian.


KING BOY D
Date: March 1997
Author: Ben Watson
Journal: The Wire
Type of resource: Interviews
Description: Essential article by former kollaborator, 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.
Status: text (Text available)
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Welcome To The Sheep Seats
Date: 29 February, 1992
Author: Danny Kelly
Journal: NME
Type of resource: Interviews
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.
Status: original (Text available)
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Who Killed The KLF?
Date: July 1992
Author: William Shaw
Journal: Select
Type of resource: Articles
Description: Essential reading. The full story behind the KLF's split, from the Black Room sessions to Mexico, with reaction from kollaborators.
Status: text (Text available)
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Money To Burn
Date: 25 September, 1994
Author: Jim Reid
Journal: Observer
Type of resource: Interviews
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.
Status: original (Text available)
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Money To Burn
Date: 1996-03-01
Author: John Dower
Journal: Thee Database
Type of resource: Interviews
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
Status: original (Text available)
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KLF is Gonna Rock Ya!
Date: 1991-04-01
Author: Lazlo Nibble
Journal: X Magazine
Type of resource: Interviews
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.
Status: text (Text available)
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Thank You For The Music
Date: 17 October, 1987
Author: James Brown
Journal: NME
Type of resource: Interviews
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
Status: original (Not available online - would you like to scan it?)
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A REAL CLIFF-HANGER
Date: 1996-03-01 ?
Author: Craig McLean
Journal: Blah Blah Blah
Type of resource: Interviews
Description: The full story of the Cape Wrath debacle from Little Chef to cars stuck in the sand.
Status: original (Not available online - would you like to scan it?)
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Trash Art & Kreation
Date: 21 May, 1994
Author: Alix Sharkey
Journal: Guardian Weekend
Type of resource: Articles
Description: A serious history and analysis of everything, with a lot of attention given to the Art Award Witnesses. Recommended.
Status: photocopy (Text available)
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Pranks for the Memory
Date: 16 February, 1991
Author: David Stubbs
Journal: Melody Maker
Type of resource: Interviews
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.
Status: text (Text available)
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BUT IS IT ART?
Date: February 1994 ?
Author: Miranda Sawyer
Journal: Select
Type of resource: Articles
Description: Account by Art Award witness - mainly a good analysis of the money art works
Status: text (Text available)
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