While critics might label Who Killed The JAMS? as ‘more of the same’ the follow-up album to 1987 saw The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu refine their style, with the closing track Burn The Bastards hinting at the musical path the duo would travel down in the not too distant future.
Some copies of Who Killed The JAMS? included “The 1987 Completeist List” (KLF001), a pictoral discography of past releases which also featured small-size replicas of the letters The JAMs had received from the MCPS and the enigmatic Don Lucknowe. It is interesting to note that the Completeist List claims the album to include twelve tracks in total rather than just seven.
The LP does not come with a proper tracklist. Instead the track titles were announced by Drummond and Cauty in Info Sheet #1.
A bootleg taken from the Master Room tapes gives away some of the work-in-progress titles for a couple of tracks, most notably Disaster Fund Collection (which was originally titled The Cage), Prestwich Prophet’s Grin (was Clean Up Men, a reference to Betty Wright’s Clean Up Woman of which the JAMs’ track samples the opening) and Burn The Bastards (was JAM’s Have A Party). A couple of these also do appear in an article in the 6th Feb issue of Sounds which further confirms the original tracklist.
Furthermore the press release for Disco 2000’s One Love Nation suggests that Candystore (of which One Love Nation is a re-write) was originally called I Hate This House.
At best, this is funny, at worst… well, I’m sure the perpetrators find it amusing. But then I’d wager that fun […] is the main motive behind this disc.
Tracks & Formats
|A3||Disaster Fund Collection||5:42|
|A4||King Boy’s Dream||1:03|
|B1||The Porpoise Song||5:47|
|B2||Prestwich Prophet’s Grin||5:03|
|B3||Burn The Bastards||6:03|