The KLF :: The Bastards Keep On Burning

The KLF NME cover w/e 29/02/92A number of KLF releases have appeared on Spotify in the last few days including ‘Chill Out’, the original soundtrack version of ‘The White Room’ and ‘Space’. As we know Messrs Drummond and Cauty deleted the entire KLF Communications catalogue in the spring of 1992 shortly after their infamous appearance at the Brit Awards in February. The preparation of which was captured in words by the NME for their cover feature (see above).  Then a few months later the official announcement  was made in the press and the back cover of the NME (see below).

The KLF advert NME rear cover w/e 16/05/92
Some of these albums were bootlegged on vinyl and were easily available to purchase around the year 2000. Even in high street stores like HMV. The KLF back catalogue on digital format has been easily available on the internet for some time care of torrents, dodgy links and previously eBay. These releases are clearly someone taking a chance (“on me”) in the same way the duo did with the early Justified Of Ancients releases. The White Room Soundtrack album (that is still on Spotify as I type) has the same audio glitches that feature on the album when it was available on DVD via eBay. A bootleg release that included pretty much every KLF release as an MP3 as well as an accompanying DVD of The White Room film. The Space album release on Spotify is also listed as The KLF when it fact it was by Space and released on KLF Communications.

It would be nice to see The KLFs back catalogue made properly available on digital download for a new audience. There is clearly still demand and excitement around the duos work. In the meantime enjoy them while they remain online.

The Klf – The White Room [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
The Klf – Chill Out
The Klf – Space

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Archive: THE KLF / K FOUNDATION / K2 PLANT HIRE press adverts 1997

THE KLF PRESS ADVERT from THE GUARDIAN August 29th 1997

K FOUNDATION PRESS ADVERT from THE GUARDIAN October 10th 1997

K2 PLANT HIRE Ltd PRESS ADVERT from THE GUARDIAN October 31st 1997

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Archive: Its the Brits!

Its the second week of February so it must be Brits week!

Ticket for the Brit awards 1992

My sister was a member of the Britannia Music Club.  The club who would always advertise in the weekend supplements.  You signed up and got 10 CDs for free and then you would get sent another one each month. You either had to cough up the cash or send it back. It was always a poor selection.

They had competition or a give away and my sister managed to get a couple of tickets for the 1992 Brit Awards at Hammersmith Odeon.  Result! The only downside was we had to wear evening dress!

However that was a small price to pay for getting the chance to see a bit of Brits history in the making…