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“The Manual” got published following the success of “Doctorin’ The Tardis” by The Timelords. In their book, Drummond and Cauty lay out a detailed plan for how to have a novelty pop No. 1. starting from a position of no money and no talent. It also serves as an excellent guide to the music industry and the rules of pop, and as a description of the fun that the KLF had being the Timelords as well as various pieces about some of the KLF collaborators.
In 1999 a revised pocket-size edition got released by Ellipsis (ISBN 189985865-2) featuring a new preface/postface by Bill Drummond.
Is it worth getting?
While some of its contents and references are slightly outdated now, “The Manual” remains an essential read on KLF history, be it for a glimpse behind the scenes of the creation of “Doctorin’ The Tardis” or simply for your own amusement. Should you decide to follow its rules and attempt to write your very own Number One hit single do not hestitate to let us know.