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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Whitney Joins The J.A.Ms

Whitney Joins The J.A.Ms was the first JAMs single since the release of 1987. On it The JAMs mashed the funky guitar from Isaac Hayes’ “Theme From Shaft” with the refrain from “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston, interspersed by King Boy D begging her to “join the…

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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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Down Town

Gospel singers, Petula Clark samples, Scottish raps – Down Town has it all. Originally planned to be completely sample-free (according to a short article in the NME) the final record included parts of Petula Clark’s iconic “Downtown”. Music magazines were eager to point out in their reviews that, unlike with…

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Deep Shit

Deep Shit was an unreleased flexi single pressed as an edition of 500 according to the JAMs’ first completeist list included with Who Killed The JAMs. Despite making an appearance in said list it hadn’t yet surfaced at that point, though. They allegedly made the single because in 1987 they…

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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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Shag Times (Circa 1987)

Shag Times is a compilation album gathering various JAMS singles as well as a number of alternate versions and remixes.

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Who Killed The JAMS?

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…

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The Poster Of The 7″ Single Of The Audiobook

In the wake of the upcoming “Burn The Shard” event the L-13 Light Industrial Workshop just announced three new accompanying items by The JAMs on their Vimeo page – a poster, an audio book narrated by Daisy Eris Campbell with a running time of over 9 hours, and a 7″…

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How Soon Is Now?

Released by Faber & Faber in 2012, “How Soon Is Now?” features a whole chapter covering the history of The KLF, from Bill Drummond managing Brilliant to the band’s demise in 1992. Filled with background information and sprinkled with various quotes this makes for quite an entertaining read. A revised…

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