The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds

Author: John Higgs
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by mattkevan   2019-08-15
Can I recommend here John Higgs’ excellent book ‘The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds’ [0]

It’s ostensibly a bio of the band The KLF (or the justified ancients of Mu), who somehow had a successful music career by taking discordianism as far as it could go. However, the book widens to Robert Anton Wilson, Timothy Leary, the Illuminatus and most of the second half of the 20th century.

If you haven’t heard of the KLF, they’re well worth looking into: after having a load of hits in the early 90s, they retired by machine-gunning the BRIT Award audience (with blanks), deleting their entire back catalogue and setting fire to all the money they’d earned.

[0] https://www.amazon.co.uk/KLF-Chaos-Burned-Million-Pounds/dp/...

by mattkevan   2017-08-19
They're justified and they're ancient and they drive an ice cream van...

The KLF (and Bill Drummond in particular) are truly inspirational in how they engage with popular culture while still being deeply conceptual artists. And have a ton of fun.

John Higgs' book on them is a good read. It goes into detail about the illuminati and Robert anton wilson (fun fact: Drummond did the set design for the play mentioned in the article).

The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1780226551/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_I....