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The JAMs Don’t Do Sidekicks

If you have been following our Twitter page – which you definitely should because we are pretty awesome – you will certainly have heard about How To Burn A Million Quid, a 6-part radio podcast which was broadcast by BBC Radio 4 earlier this month. Over the course of three…

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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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MuMufication

During 2018’s Toxteth Day Of The Death The JAMs distributed a couple of leaflets detailing the what’s, why’s and how’s of MuMufication. This is a direct transcript of the questions asked and answers given. What Is MuMufication? MuMufication is having 23 grams of your cremated remains fired into a Brick…

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Unexpected Item In Toxteth Town Hall

With MuMufication Day almost upon us The JAMS have shared some more details about what’s gonna happen on this year’s Toxteth Day Of The Death in Liverpool.

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The People’s Pyramid Scheme

After sharing a couple of teaser videos The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu have further detailed their plans for this year’s Toxteth Day Of The Dead over at the MuMufication website.

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It’s Grim Up North

It’s Grim Up North was updated and re-released in 1991 in a slightly more “radio-friendly” version. The new mixes dropped Pete Wylie’s vocals from the 1990 original and replaced them with Bill Drummond’s instead. In addition The JAMs added a new outro in the form of Jerusalem On The Moors,…

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It’s Grim Up North (Original Club Mix)

Early promo-only version of their later commercial version which featured Pete Wylie on vocals instead of Bill Drummond. According to the same article the track took only 45 minutes to record. Reviews Tracks & Formats JAMS 28T According to the KLF Info Sheets only 350 copies of the single have…

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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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