Thu, 15 December 2011
I've been so busy I know I've skipped at least one months worth of podcasts - here's one I recorded earlier in the year and it's been sitting since October waiting to be edited! All those weddings and birthdays and revolutions just got in the way! But I'm working on a Xmas edition, as well as a special Wedding edition which should be out much sooner now it's gotten quiet.
It's little secret that Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, usually known as The KLF and Justified Ancients of Mu Mu are a major influence on mashup, dance and pop culture - and myself personally. Even the intro to Radio Clash contains sneaky KLF elements!
Some KLF rarities and decent quality versions of KLF/JAMs tunes appeared earlier in the year via the excellent KLF.de and this podcast literally would not exist without their help and people's patient mastering and ripping and eBay scouring - big thanks! Since their 'retirement' in 1992 KLF has entered into lore (and a lot of their creations into obscurity/rarity) but I was there from Doctorin the Tardis and later the second version of What Time Is Love buying the singles each of the Stadium House trilogy on day or week of release - I still have the 7"s!
But before that their 1987 album and sailing in hot (Swedish?) waters with ABBA and sample clearance (or more importantly lack of it) Their hiphop splatter samplepunk early records is what we focus on here in part one - the early days upto the Pure Trance singles, a car making a hit record, The Manual, and the first White Room film, as a broke KLF despair of bankruptcy and a little known track called What Time Is Love takes off in the clubs...
It's Good to Go, Yo!