Following the single All You Need Is Love, The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu’s first album 1987 (What The Fuck Is Going On?) continued the style of heavy cut & paste sampling, beatbox rhythms and Kingboy D’s Scottish raps.
Apart from The JAMs’ first single 1987 is probably most known for the infamous “The Queen And I” and the large chunks of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” it sampled. It didn’t take long until somebody noticed, though.
As a result, the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society last week instructed the JAMs to withdraw ‘1987’ from sale and destroy all remaining copies and masters.
The JAMs also face damages for infringement of copyright although the MCPS say these could be “minimized” if they co-operate full yin withdrawing the record.Sounds, 1987