Publications

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Books by The KLF/Timelords/JAMS/etc.

Publications written by both Bill and Jimmy under their various pseudonyms.

The Manual (How To Have A Number One The Easy Way)

The Manual (How To Have A Number One The Easy Way)

The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu reveal their zenarchistic method used in making the unthinkable happen. The Manual got published in 1988 following the success of Doctorin' The Tardis by The Timelords. In their book, Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty lay out a detailed plan for how to have a ...
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Publisher:
KLF Publications
Date:
1988
Deep Shit (Further Adventures Of The JAMs)

Deep Shit (Further Adventures Of The JAMs)

Deep Shit (Further Adventures Of The JAMs) is an unreleased comic book drawn by Jimmy Cauty, starring the inked personae of Rockman Rock and King Boy D ...
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Publisher:
KLF Communications
Date:
1989 (planned)
Cover image of "2023" by The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu

2023: A Trilogy

2023 is a fiction novel written by Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty and released in August 2017 under their JAMS moniker. The book's midnight launch marked the beginning of their three-day "Welcome To The Dark Ages" event in Liverpool. Originally released as hardcover edition 2023 also has been made available ...
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Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Date:
2017-08-24

Books by Jimmy Cauty

Publications written by Jimmy.

Cover of Jimmy Cauty's "Stamps Of Mass Destruction Vol. II"

Stamps Of Mass Destruction And Other Creative Disasters Vol. II

The ultimate pocket size manual for the armchair art terrorist, brought to the public by the Blacksmoke Organisation and James Cauty. Cauty, legendary co-fouder of The KLF, The JAMMS and The Orb, the man who burnt one million pounds as a representative of the K Foundation, here publishes a collection ...
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Publisher:
The Aquarium
Date:
2005-10-06
Cover of "A Riot In A Jam Jar" by Jimmy Cauty

A Riot In A Jam Jar: Small Word Re-Enactments

A catalogue of all 58 riots in jam jars as exhibited at the L-13 Light Industrial Workshop in June 2011. Available as hardback (bound in heavy grey book board with quarter bound cloth spine and debossed screen printed titles) or paperback edition. James Cauty's rougish and voluble approach has earned ...
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Publisher:
L-13
Date:
2011-11-01
Cover of Jimmy Cauty's "Afermath Dislocation Principle 2016 Tour Guide"

The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (2016 Tour Guide)

Housed in a 40 ft shipping container The Aftermath Dislocation Principle is a monumental post-riot landscape in miniature: a dystopian model village, set somewhere in Bedfordshire, where only the police and media teams remain in an otherwise deserted, wrecked and dislocated land. This 64-page guide book features various full-page colour ...
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Publisher:
L-13 / Prophetic Promotions Press
Date:
2016
The Advanced Acoustic Armaments Cookbook

The Advanced Acoustic Armaments Cookbook

The Advanced Acoustic Armaments Cookbook traces the story of Jimmy Cauty's mobile sonic weaponry between 1994 and 1997. On 64 pages it covers the various stages of the Triple A story, from the purchase and refurbishing of the Saracen APC to field tests and its utilisation as road block during ...
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Publisher:
L-13 / Prophetic Promotions Press
Date:
2018-11-09

Books by Bill Drummond

Publications written or co-written by Bill.

A Bible Of Dreams

A Bible Of Dreams

"A Bible Of Dreams" is a book of images by Mark Manning, largely photomontages, with text by Bill Drummond. It is described as “a visual poem composed by MS Manning”, with Drummond giving “a personal interpretation of the poem” in a commentary, along with a biographical background piece. The colour ...
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Publisher:
The Curfew Press
Date:
1994
Bad Wisdom: The Lighthouse At The Top Of The World

Bad Wisdom: The Lighthouse At The Top Of The World

Bad Wisdom is the first book in the projected "Travel Books From Hell" trilogy by Bill Drummond and Mark Manning, retelling their journey to take a picture of Elvis Presley to the North Pole to achieve world peace. Realizing it's not possible to reach their destination from continental Europe they ...
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Publisher:
Penguin Books
Date:
1996
Cover of Bill Drummond's "From The Shores Of Lake Placid"

From The Shores Of Lake Placid (And Other Stories)

This book is one of an edition of five hundred published specifically for those attending the exhibition Glitter at the Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
1998
Cover of Bill Drummond's "Annual Report"

Annual Report To The Mavericks, Writers And Film Festival

This book is one of an edition of five hundred published specifically for those attending the 1998 Mavericks Writers & Film Festival ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
1998
Cover of Bill Drummond's "45" (1st Edition)

45

45 compiles some of Bill's short stories previously released in From The Shores Of Lake Placid and adds a wide range of new ones as well. Although being an episodic autobiography of Bill first and foremost, he also talks about some of their KLF/JAMS exploits, most notably the recording of ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn / Little, Brown And Company (UK)
Date:
2000
"Twenty Thousand" by Bill Drummond

Twenty Thousand

This book is an edition of one, printed over three volumes. In contains enough space to invite everyone who has purchased a 1/20,000 fraction of Smell Of Sulphur In The Wind to sign their name, put their email address and add the coordinates of their purchase. Bill Drummond updates the ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2002
Is God A Cunt?

Is God A Cunt?

Seventh book published by Penkiln Burn. This book is an edition of one, printed over six volumes. Each of the volumes exists for people to express their response to the question posed in the title. These books have only been made available to the general public on a few occasions ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2002
How To Be An Artist

How To Be An Artist

Back Cover Blurb Don't be fooled by the title of this book. There is nothing between its covers that can, in any way, be construed as a step-by-step guide to being an artist of any kind. In fact the title was an afterthought, a mere whim. Meant to be a ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2002
The Wild Highway

The Wild Highway

The Wild Highway is the sequel to Bad Wisdom and the second book in the projected Travel Books From Hell trilogy, released on Creation Books in 2005. This time around the two protagonists are on a journey along the Congo to battle-scared Zaire in an attempt to reclaim their souls ...
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Publisher:
Creation Books
Date:
2005
Scores 18 - 76

Scores 18 – 76

This small book contains 57 Scores, to be performed by The17. These Scores were daydreamed, made up and composed by pupils from seven school [sic] in the North East of England in May 2006. They were written by pupils in response to working with Bill Drummond. The text in the ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2006
17

17

Back Cover Blurb THIS BOOK IS ABOUT Music, uncertainty, sitting on a ledge, night trains across Russia, Bill Drummond, drunken mercenaries on the North Sea, starting over again, a classroom of 13-year-olds, getting everything done before death, art, a river full of headless eels, girl pop, waking up to find ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn / Beautiful Books
Date:
2008-07
$20,000

$20,000

$20,000 is the second, updated edition of How To Be An Artist. Back Cover Blurb THIS BOOK IS ABOUT: Uncertainty, Motorways, Money, Meeting Strangers, Missing The Point, A Drive Up Britain, A Walk Across Iceland, Bill Drummond, Sitting In Cafes, Staring Out Of Windows, The Unknown, Finding Out, Confusion, Music, ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2010
"Ragworts" by Bill Drummond

Ragworts

This book was printed in an edition of 1,000 copies to coincide with the first Ragworts Week which was celebrated in Sheffield between 30 April and 6 May 2012. 100 copies of the book are allocated for sale each Ragworts Week until all books are sold. Back Cover Blurb This ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2012
Front cover of Bill Drummond's "100"

100

100 was published as an edition of 1,000 copies. A possible future eBook version was suggested on the Penkiln Burn website but remains unreleased as of today ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2012-04-16
Man Shines Shoes

Man Shines Shoes

"Man Shines Shoes" is the 16th book published by Penkiln Burn. It was first released as paper back edition of 40 copies, specifically published for those having their shoes polished by Bill Drummond in Sherwood Forest on 3 October 2011. A second hardcover edition of 1,000 copies got published in ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2013
Man Makes Bed

Man Makes Bed

"Man Makes Bed" is the 15th book published by Penkiln Burn. Originally released as a softcover edition of 40 copies for those attending Witte de With Straat Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands, a hardcover edition of 1,000 copies was published in 2014, including a Chinese translation by Zhang Rui and Hou Junmou ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2014
The 25 Paintings (Birmingham, England 2014)

The 25 Paintings (Birmingham, England 2014)

The 25 Paintings compiles most of the past Penkiln Burn posters and photographs from the now-defunct PB website into a comprehensive archive of Bill Drummond's work during the last 25 years. Published in a hard back edition of 1,000 to coincide with The 25 Paintings exhibition at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2014
Cairnsmore Of Fleet

Cairnsmore Of Fleet

Finished but unreleased book by Bill Drummond. Small bits of information about the book could be found on the Penkiln Burn website. This book was written in late September 2015. It was to be published in an edition of 100 copies. These copies were to be left on top of ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2015
Bill Drummond: Lecture At Spoiler, Vienna 2002

Bill Drummond: Lecture At Spoiler, Vienna 2002

When it comes to pop music, conceptual art, audacious positioning, and fierce artistic independence, there is simply no way around Bill Drummond. The KLF, The Timelords, The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (J.A.M.S.), The K Foundation, The 2K, K2 Plant Hire Ltd. - these were all projects that aimed to ...
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Publisher:
Der Konterfei
Date:
2015-04-13
Cover of Bill Drummond's "Missionary Or Cannibal?"

Missionary Or Cannibal?

Bill Drummond's visit to Sydney in June 2015 was a detour on the Twelve Steps to 2025. This book is a rambling, discursive account of his visit, among many other things. Limited edition of 200 copies according to the book's liner notes, though rumors say only 100 copies got actually ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn / Blurb Incorporated
Date:
2015-08-07

Pamphlets by Bill Drummond

Pamphlets written by Bill. Due to their sheer number they deserve their own subsection.

There will only ever be forty Penkiln Burn Pamphlets. Most are printed in editions of 1,000 and never re-printed.Bill Drummond
My Favourite Colour (Pamphlet No. 1)

My Favourite Colour (Pamphlet No. 1)

This pamphlet was of an unlimited edition, originally published for those attending the exhibition Strictly Personal at the doomed National Centre For Popular Music in Sheffield, UK ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
1999
I Love Easy Jet (Pamphlet No. 2)

I Love Easy Jet (Pamphlet No. 2)

This pamphlet was not a pamphlet but a laminated A4 sheet of paper - text on one side and bright orange on the other. It was randomly placed in the magazine pouches on the back of seats on Easy Jet flights. It documents the begining of The Curfew Tower becoming ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
1999
Brutality, Religion And A Dance Beat (Pamphlet No. 3)

Brutality, Religion And A Dance Beat (Pamphlet No. 3)

On the back of this pamphlet it has the words: This pamphlet was published specifically for those bullied by the life and work of Roger Eagle. It was written in response to hearing about the death of Roger Eagle - one of the greats ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
1999-05
Yeah, The Ugly Bwoy Burns (Pamphlet No. 4)

Yeah, The Ugly Bwoy Burns (Pamphlet No. 4)

This pamphlet was also written in response to the death of Roger Eagle. It was originally published for those attending Tracey. Tracey being the name given to the 'hip, fringe' section of the first Liverpool Biennial ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
1999
Making Soup (Pamphlet No. 5)

Making Soup (Pamphlet No. 5)

This pamphlet was originally published for all those visiting College Green House, Belfast. Susan Philipsz and Eoghan McTigue were both artists who lived in this house. They put on an exhibition where they invited all the artists that had ever stayed in the house over the past 60 years to ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
1998-05
The Press Release (Pamphlet No. 6)

The Press Release (Pamphlet No. 6)

This pamphlet was originally published for all those that had not heard I Wanna 1-2-1 With You by Solid Gold Chartbusters, but want to have an opinion about it. The pamphlet was randomly dropped in the racks of record shops around the UK ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
1999
Lies (Pamphlet No. 7)

Lies (Pamphlet No. 7)

This pamphlet was originally published to be found by diners at Bingles Snack Bar off Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London. It may be about the urge to paint graffiti and being confused ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
1999
Great Expectations (Pamphlet No. 8)

Great Expectations (Pamphlet No. 8)

This pamphlet was originally published for diners at The Cafe On The Green, Camberwell, London. It covers subjects like art, money, eating in cafes, finding things and forgetting ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
1999
17 Forever (Pamphlet No. 9)

17 Forever (Pamphlet No. 9)

This pamphlet was originally published for all those attending the unveiling of Dead White Man on 6 November 1999. It is the third of the pamphlets that were inspired by the death of Roger Eagle. Dead White Man was a sculpture made by Bill Drummond in honour of Roger Eagle ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
1999-11-06
My Dad (Pamphlet No. 10)

My Dad (Pamphlet No. 10)

This pamphlet  was originally published to be delivered to every house in the Scottish Border town of Melrose. Drummond failed to do this. It was also published to coincide with the publication of Here's Tae Melrose by Jack Drummond ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
1999
Who Died Last (Pamphlet No. 12)

Who Died Last (Pamphlet No. 12)

No further information available ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
1999
Paint Them Black (Pamphlet No. 13)

Paint Them Black (Pamphlet No. 13)

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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
1999
The Birth Of Death (Pamphlet No. 14)

The Birth Of Death (Pamphlet No. 14)

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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
1999
For Sale (Pamphlet No. 16)

For Sale (Pamphlet No. 16)

This pamphlet was originally published for those considering buying A Smell Of Sulphur In The Wind by the artist Richard Long from Bill Drummond. This story was published in the book 45. It was also the beginning of a lot bigger work that has been called How To Be An ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2000
My Day In Court (Pamphlet No. 17)

My Day In Court (Pamphlet No. 17)

In his pamphlet My Day In Court Bill writes about his appearance in court after painting the words 'Dead White Man' on the outside of a building in Liverpool in early 2000 (see 17 Forever). This pamphlet was originally published for diners at Cook Au Van. What Cook Au Van ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2000
Please Play Me (Pamphlet No. 18)

Please Play Me (Pamphlet No. 18)

Susan Philipsz recorded herself singing As Tears Go By in the alcove of the first floor of The Curfew Tower. This recording was pressed as a 7" 45 single. There was only one copy of the single and you could only listen to it on one record player that was ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2001-10
The Daffodils (Pamphlet No. 19)

The Daffodils (Pamphlet No. 19)

This pamphlet marks the begining of Bill Drummond's commitment to give away each spring 40 bunches of daffodils to total strangers for the rest of his life. It is also about other things ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2002
Two Paintings (Pamphlet No. 20)

Two Paintings (Pamphlet No. 20)

Published for all those that may have to look at the first two paintings made by Bill Drummond since 1972 ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2002-04
The Blackcap Returns (Pamphlet No. 21)

The Blackcap Returns (Pamphlet No. 21)

This pamphlet was originally published to be read by all those that would have read the previous pamphlet, The Daffodils. It also marks the launching of the question - IS GOD A CUNT? ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2002-03
Roll Over Jenny Holzer (Pamphlet No. 22)

Roll Over Jenny Holzer (Pamphlet No. 22)

No further information available ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2002
The Last Page (Pamphlet No. 23)

The Last Page (Pamphlet No. 23)

This pamphlet was originally published for all those that bought a copy of How To Be An Artist. The reason for it being published is because the last page from the book was omitted by mistake. This mistake was not done by design ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2002-09
You Whore (Pamphlet No. 24)

You Whore (Pamphlet No. 24)

This pamphlet was originally published for all those attending the second Liverpool Biennial. It also marks the launch of Bill Drummond's career as a prostitute ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2002
What The Waves Were Always Saying (Pamphlet No. 25)

What The Waves Were Always Saying (Pamphlet No. 25)

This pamphlet was originally published for all those attending the Cadaverous Condition concerts in Reykjavik, Iceland in May 2003. Cadaverous Condition are a band from Austria ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2003-05-30
A Proposal (Pamphlet No. 26)

A Proposal (Pamphlet No. 26)

This pamphlet was originally published as a proposal for the exhibition How To Be An Artist. It was distributed to numerous regional galleries across the UK ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2003-05
Syd Is Dead (Pamphlet No. 27)

Syd Is Dead (Pamphlet No. 27)

A short story By Bill Drummond, published for those attending 'Syd Barrett - Madcap's Last Laugh' at The Barbican Centre, London, May 2007. The distribution of these pamphlets was terminated at the request of the organisers of this event. The story in the pamplet was included as a chapter in ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2007-05
Who Are The Harmonics? (Pamphlet No. 27)

Who Are The Harmonics? (Pamphlet No. 27)

This pamphlet was originally published to answer the questions What Is Harmonic? This was one of Buckminster Fuller's 40 Strategic Questions. These 40 questions were also taken as the basis of a work by Gavin Wade titled Strategic Questions - an ongoing series of 40 questions in 40 publications. Drummond ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2003
The Open Window (Pamphlet No. 28)

The Open Window (Pamphlet No. 28)

This pamphlet was originally published for all those attending the Hospital Gallery on 1 October 2007. Also 1,000 copies were to go to whoever won the biding for a photograph taken by Bill Drummond from the open window of his Land Rover. It was accidently given the same catalogue number ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2007
HQ image of Penkiln Burn pamphlet no. 29, "The First Chapter" by Bill Drummond

The First Chapter (Pamphlet No. 29)

A short story by Bill Drummond published as a pamphlet specifically for anybody who may be concerned about the future of music. Published by the Penkiln Burn in an edition of 3,000. These pamphlets are not available commercially but are being distributed randomly across the UK. This pamphlet contained the ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2008
The Liverpool Cake Circle (Pamphlet No. 31)

The Liverpool Cake Circle (Pamphlet No. 31)

This pamphlet has been specifically published to celebrate the construction of the Liverpool Cake Circle ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2012
Damascus In London (Pamphlet No. 32)

Damascus In London (Pamphlet No. 32)

This pamphlet has been specifically published to celebrate the performance of Score 328: SURROUND in London 18 March 2012 ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2012

Features in other publications

Guest contributions by Bill or Jimmy featured in other people’s books.

Disco 2000 (Nineteen New Stories From The Last Hours Of 1999)

Disco 2000: Nineteen New Stories From The Last Hours Of 1999

Features Bill Drummond's short story "Let's Grind (or How K2 Plant Hire Ltd Went To Work)". Back Cover Blurb The party starts here... with a cast of crazy scientists, nomadic DJs, fetish queens, conspiracy theorists, killer ants, graffiti artists, gangsters, convicts, cult leaders, Netheads, repilcants, religious maniacs and ball room ...
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Publisher:
Sceptre
Date:
1998-02-19
Stay Here & Make Art

Stay Here & Make Art

Released on Penkiln Burn, this is one of the very few books not written by Bill Drummond but featuring one of his contributions ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2001
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19 Raptures

19 Raptures is an edition of 502 numbered copies, each containing nineteen leaflets, by nineteen different authors writing on the subject of addiction, obsession and compulsion. The first 52 copies of this edition were housed in a custom slipcase bound by Tangerine Press, with a cover design by Bella Freud ...
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Publisher:
Tangerine Press
Date:
2009
Imajine

Imajine

This paperback book is about earthquake, Haiti, being alive, watching people die, running, the end of the world, hope, fear, praying, surviving, struggle, corruption and trust. But more importantly it contains words not mediated through the mind of a western journalist but the words of a young man called Claudel ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2011
The Natural Death Handbook (5th Edition)

The Natural Death Handbook (5th Edition)

A three-volume publication in a slipcase, including the books "The Natural Death Handbook", "The Natural Death Directory 2012", and "Writing On Death" which includes an essay by Bill Drummond. Only available from the Natural Death Centre website ...
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Publisher:
The Natural Death Centre
Date:
2012
The Curfew Tower Is Many Things

The Curfew Tower Is Many Things

Published in a hardback edition of 1,000 to coincide with the annual August exhibition at The Curfew Tower. The book contains poetry and prose written by those doing residencies in The Curfew Tower throughout 2014 as well as an introduction by Bill Drummond. The Curfew Tower Is Many Things is ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2015
The Writing On The Wall (Replica Reissue)

The Writing On The Wall (Replica Reissue)

Replica reissue of Roger Perry's books originally released in 1976, now featuring a text by Bill Drummond. Synopsis Roger Perry's The Writing on the Wall was last seen in book shops nearly 40 years ago. It was arguably the first major survey of London's fledgling graffiti scene, and helped establish ...
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Publisher:
Plain Crisp Books Ltd
Date:
2015-04-27
"Ireland vs. Israel"

Ireland vs. Israel

Edited by Bill Drummond: being a collection of 20 interviews of Israeli-based artists who were artists-in-residence in a Tower in the North of Ireland throughout 2016. Includes a 25 page interview with Bill Drummond by Raymond Watson and an explanatory essay by Sagit Mezamer. Back Cover Blurb IRELAND VERSUS ISRAEL ...
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Publisher:
Penkiln Burn
Date:
2017

Books by other authors

Related publications written by others.

Front cover of "The Illuminatus! Trilogy" by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson

The Illuminatus! Trilogy

The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson first published in 1975. The trilogy is a satirical, postmodern, science fiction-influenced adventure story; a drug-, sex-, and magic-laden trek through a number of conspiracy theories, both historical and imaginary, related to the ...
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Publisher:
Dell Publishing
Date:
1975
Will Pop Eat Itself?

Will Pop Eat Itself?

"Explores the advent of post-modernism in pop, suggesting parallels between pop today and high art earlier this century." A history of the sampler in pop music. Along the way is a great chapter all about the JAMs, including a very good analysis of the lyrical content of 'All You Need ...
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Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Date:
1993
Justified And Ancient History: The Unfolding Story Of The KLF

Justified And Ancient History: The Unfolding Story Of The KLF

"Justified And Ancient History" is a fanzine written and self-published by then 15 year old Pete Robinson. The small book follows the history of the KLF 'from pressing 500 copies of their debut single to selling more singles than any other band'. The writing is no more than a brief ...
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Publisher:
Pete Robinson
Date:
1993
Front cover of Pete Robinson's "History Rewritten: The Neverending Story Of The K.Foundation" fanzine

History Rewritten: The Neverending Story Of The K Foundation

"History Rewritten" by Pete Robinson is the follow up to Robinson's original fanzine, Justified And Ancient History. It focuses on the post-KLF career of Drummond and Cauty up to and including the K Foundation's alternative award ceremony. It includes highlights from their press pack, and reprints most of the K.F ...
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Publisher:
Pete Robinson
Date:
1994
Front cover of "Rapid Eye" by Simon Dwyer

Rapid Eye

Edited by Simon Dwyer and featuring "Doctorin' Our Culture" by Stewart Home which covers the story of the K Foundation from the first tabloid adverts to their hijacking of the Turner Prize. The whole chapter is filled with reproductions of both magazine and television adverts, as well as the correspondence ...
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Publisher:
Creation Books
Date:
1995
"K Foundation Burn A Million Quid" (Front) by Gimpo & Chris Brook

K Foundation Burn A Million Quid

A very good book covering the infamous burning on the Isle of Jura, featuring many pictures taken from the film, countless quotes from people who watched it afterwards and some interesting essays by various people on the money topic in general. Back Cover Blurb In the early hours of the ...
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Publisher:
Ellipsis London Pr Ltd
Date:
1997-09-27
Confusion Incorporated (A Collection Of Lies, Hoaxes And Hidden Truths)

Confusion Incorporated (A Collection Of Lies, Hoaxes And Hidden Truths)

Confusion Incorporated is a compilation of stories and journalistic output of English writer Stewart Home, though the term "journalistic" should probably be taken with a grain of salt in this context. During his career he produced various parody pieces whose truthfulness is questionable at best (and non-existant at worst), sometimes ...
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Publisher:
Codex
Date:
1999-05-25
Front cover of "Prodigy" by Martin James

Prodigy

The Prodigy are the most controversial, exciting and incendiary band to have hit the music scene since Punk. Fiercely confrontational, their music has proven an irresistible force worldwide. Released to coincide with their long awaited fourth album, this book is a collaboration between the band and their personal friend, Martin ...
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Publisher:
Sanctuary Publishing
Date:
2002
Faking It: The Quest For Authenticity In Popular Music

Faking It: The Quest For Authenticity In Popular Music

Features a short 5 page section about The KLF and them leading their merry dance with journalists and the music biz alike. The last few paragraphs retell the evening after the 2K performance in 1997 much like Bill Drummond does in "45". Is it worth getting? Including The KLF certainly ...
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Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Date:
2007
How To Be Free

How To Be Free

Back Cover Blurb Modern life is absurd. How can we be free? If you've ever wondered why you bother to go to work, or why so much consumer culture is crap, then this book is for you. Looking to history, literature and philosophy for inspiration, Tom Hodgkinson provides a joyful ...
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Publisher:
Penguin
Date:
2007-06-07
Totally Wired: Post-Punk Interviews And Overviews

Totally Wired: Post-Punk Interviews And Overviews

Features a 14-page interview with Bill Drummond about the Zoo Records label and its roster of artists ...
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Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Date:
2009-02-05
Independence Days: The Story Of UK Independent Record Labels

Independence Days: The Story Of UK Independent Record Labels

Bits about Bill (mostly) and Jimmy pop up throughout the book, be it on Zoo Records (9 pages) or KLF Communications owed £300,000 by a struggling Rough Trade in the early 90's. Back Cover Blurb Drawing on more than 160 interviews with many of the most significant figures of the ...
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Publisher:
Cherry Red Books
Date:
2009-09-07
How Soon Is Now?

How Soon Is Now?

Released by Faber & Faber in 2012, "How Soon Is Now?" features a whole chapter covering the history of The KLF, from Bill Drummond managing Brilliant to the band's demise in 1992. Filled with background information and sprinkled with various quotes this makes for quite an entertaining read. A revised ...
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Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Date:
2012
The KLF: Chaos, Magic And The Band Who Burned A Million Pounds

The KLF: Chaos, Magic And The Band Who Burned A Million Pounds

They were the bestselling singles band in the world. They had awards, credibility, commercial success and creative freedom. Then they deleted their records, erased themselves from musical history and burnt their last million pounds in a boathouse on the Isle of Jura. And they couldn't say why. This is not ...
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Publisher:
Orion Publishing Co
Date:
2013-09-26
Score 378: 7 Jours Avec Bill Drummond

Score 378: 7 Jours Avec Bill Drummond

Score 378 is a French book published in 2015 which is divided into two major parts. During the first 100 pages the book follows Bill Drummond and his performance 7 Decades, 7 Days, 7 Albums which took place in February 2011: having agreed to be the editor of the Offline ...
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Publisher:
Camion Blanc
Date:
2015-06-15
Turn Up The Strobe

Turn Up The Strobe

During a 10-year period bridging the 1980s and 1990s, Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty created pop masterpieces at a prodigious pace, leaving behind a body of work unlike anything created before or since. From international hit singles and legal wrangles with ABBA to mysterious rituals conducted on far-flung corners of ...
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Publisher:
Cherry Red Books
Date:
2017-08-07
Greyscale cover of "Deleted Scenes" by Stephen Clarke 1980 with the author's face on the cover

Deleted Scenes

Deleted Scenes is the autobiography of Northern Irish writer and musician Stephen Michael Clarke which includes - amongst various mentions of Bill Drummond throughout the book - a full chapter called Liberation Loophole, dedicated to The JAMS' return to Liverpool in 2017, though with a slight twist. With so many ...
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Publisher:
Unna2ural Wax
Date:
2017-11-16
The First Time

The First Time

The First Time is a collection of 40 interviews transcribed from Matt Everitt's show "The First Time With..." on BBC Radio 6 Music during which he talks with major artists about pivotal moments in their lives and the songs and events that shaped their career. Apart from interviews with various ...
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Publisher:
Laurence King Publishing Ltd.
Date:
2018-11-15