They have been the best-selling singles band on the planet. that they had awards, credibility, advertisement good fortune and artistic freedom.
They deleted their files, erased themselves from musical background and burnt their final million kilos in a boathouse at the Isle of Jura.
And they couldn’t say why.
This is the tale of The KLF, advised throughout the principles that drove them. it's a tale approximately Carl Jung, Alan Moore, Robert Anton Wilson, Ken Campbell, Dada, Situationism, Discordianism, magic, chaos, punk, rave and the alchemical symbolism of surgeon Who.
Wildly unauthorised and completely not like the other tune biography, ‘KLF: Chaos Magic tune cash’ is a trawl via chaos at the path of an attractive unintentional mythology.
"By a long way the easiest booklet this 12 months, impressive, discursive and wise." - Ben Goldacre
“Book of the Century. such a lot pop biographies are a lifeless patchwork of clippings - this is often anything else.” – Rob Manuel, B3ta
"Might good be the easiest song ebook of the 2010s... eccentric, strange, complicated, hilarious and greater than a bit pretentious yet totally impossible to resist and completely brilliant." - The Quietus
“Contender for ebook of the year.” – Greg Taylor, day-by-day Grail
“This booklet is sort of a KLF song. It takes all types of junk and nonsense and smashes it jointly into whatever that not just is sensible yet is weirdly beautiful.” – El Dink
“[Higgs] has channelled the spirit of Robert Anton Wilson within the kind of a rock biography and invented a brand new style alongside the way.” – CJ Stone, writer of ‘The Trials of Arthur’ and ‘Fierce Dancing’
“So solid it really made me think queasy.” - Magda Knight, Mookychick
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It is the 9th greatest factor within the sunlight method. if you are going to have Pluto on there, can not you will have Eris? " there has been a pause. "I've by no means heard of it," he acknowledged, and walked off to discover a less-irritating mother or father to speak to. there is no cause he must have heard of it, after all. it really is large enough to have a moon of its personal, Dysnomia, however it is a really far away factor. It was once purely stumbled on in 2005, and it has a wantonly elongated orbit that typically locations it a lot farther from the sunlight than Pluto. it's been lately re-measured and located to be virtually exact in dimension to Pluto, so my declare that it was once the 9th greatest factor within the sunlight approach used to be really fallacious. The arguments that it generated within the astronomical group following its discovery ended in the debatable class of what used to be and wasn't a planet, and this resulted in terrible Pluto being demoted. It used to be those arguments and the discord that they generated which ended in it being given the identify Eris. That, and the truth that Eris used to be the "favourite Goddess" of its finder Mike Brown. i'm wondering what Hill and Thornley might have made up of this? They invoked Eris, and taken her into the 20 th century after being forgotten for a few thousand years. the concept that of chaos then unfold via academia and the counter tradition, these being the 2 areas the place new principles are explored, and the implications variety from the chaos arithmetic that force our weather types, to the occasions during this tale. Then Eris is found within the heavens, circling our solar, bringing argument and disillusioned. ‘As above, so below’, because the asserting is going. Eris is available, someplace, following her messy orbit. She could be overlooked through those that simplify the sunlight procedure right into a neat, orderly version. She will not be taught in faculties. She may well by no means be popular, or mentioned in daily dialog. yet she is accessible. Synchronicities are just synchronicities in the event you decide to detect them. taking note of them is solely non-compulsory, and it makes no transformations to dwarf planets like Eris. despite if or the way you take into consideration her, she continues to be available in the market. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS the writer needs in charge the subsequent for his or her tips, insights, bursts of enthusiasm and assist in placing the commas within the correct locations. This publication wouldn't exist with no them: Gary Acord Jason Arnopp Flinton Chalk Joanne Mallon Shardcore Ian Simmons CJ Stone Greg Taylor the writer additionally needs to thank each KLF fan who scanned an interview, digitised a song, ran an ftp server or in the other approach made the complete background of The KLF on hand on-line. a lot preferred, all. BIBLIOGRAPHY BEADLE, JEREMY J. Will Pop devour Itself? Pop tune within the Soundbite period (Faber and Faber, 1993) BROOK, CHRIS & GOODRICK, ALAN (GIMPO) okay origin Burn one million Quid (Ellipsis, 1997) CARTMEL, ANDREW Script healthcare professional: the interior tale of medical professional Who 1986-89 (Reynolds & Hearn, 2005) COPE, JULIAN Head On (Magog Books 1994) COVENEY, MICHAEL Ken Campbell: the nice Caper (Nick Hern Books, 2011) DEBORD, man Society Of The Spectacle (Editions Buchet-Chastel(Paris), 1967) DRUMMOND, invoice tips on how to Be An Artist (Penkiln Burn, 2002) 17 (Penkiln Burn/Beautiful Books 2008) forty five (Little, Brown 2000) a hundred (Penkiln Burn 2012) DRUMMOND, invoice & MANNING, MARK The Wild street (Creation Books 2005) GREIL, MARCUS Lipstick strains: A mystery heritage of the 20th Century (Faber and Faber, 2001) HIGGS, JMR i've got the United States Surrounded: The lifetime of Timothy Leary (The Friday venture, 2006) JUNG, C.