The ABBA Incident

On their first LP, 1987: What The Fuck Is Going On? the stand out track is The Queen And I – a derogatory, political rap about the state of democracy in the UK, which samples large parts of Abba’s Dancing Queen, (i.e. the whole chorus) and accompanies this with cheeky…

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Cover of "1987" by The JAMs; large white numbers on plain black background

1987 (What The Fuck Is Going On?)

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. Rather surprisingly 1987 is also the place in which the verses…

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All You Need Is Love (106bpm)

Two months after the original version of their debut single had caused a minor stir with record companies The JAMs released All You Need Is Love (106bpm), an edited version with the MC5 and Beatles samples removed from the intro. Unlike the original whitlabel promo of the “commercial” version this…

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All You Need Is Love (Original)

All You Need Is Love is The JAMs’ debut single released in early March 1987 and marks the starting point of the creative partnership between Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond.

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1987 (The JAMs 45 Edits)

After 1987 had been banned from sale the JAMs released 1987 (The JAMs 45 Edits), an edited (free of dangerously illegal samples) version of their original LP.

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Burn The Bastards

Burn The Bastards was the first single released under the KLF moniker, though it was credited to “The JAMs aka The Timelords” in the USA to link it to the History Of The JAMs compilation. The song is strongly based on Dance To The Music by Sly and The Family…

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