Pamphlets

Pamphlets written by Bill Drummond. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Penkiln Burn
Date:
1999
Who Died Last (Pamphlet No. 12)

Who Died Last (Pamphlet No. 12)

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Penkiln Burn
Date:
1999
Paint Them Black (Pamphlet No. 13)

Paint Them Black (Pamphlet No. 13)

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

The Birth Of Death (Pamphlet No. 14)

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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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Penkiln Burn
Date:
2000
My Day In Court (Pamphlet No. 17)

My Day In Court (Pamphlet No. 17)

This pamphlet was originally published for diners at Cook Au Van. What Cook Au Van was, is now history. My Day In Court is also the fourth in the post Roger Eagle's death series of stories. It is also about the consequences of being unable to control the urge to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Penkiln Burn
Date:
2012