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Publications about, featuring, or somehow related to The KLF.

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
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
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
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