•• Spotlight: KLF 'Chill Out'
•• Published: Clash magazine Volume 2/Issue 5 November 2006

Additional research for Fact File not included in published version:

Review quotes:
"The spartan but melodic electronic strains ease gently through wide open spaces, ebbing and flowing like a cross between the extended choral electronics of early OMD and the inspired visions of David Byrne in his 'Catherine Wheel' or 'Bush Of Ghosts' periods but minus the rhythm section."
Q Magazine

"A riot of running water, birdsong and electronic womb music." NME

"Hopelessly pompous and almost classical". The Face

20,000 in first year? "The classic sheep shot of "Chill Out" had by this time seen by 20,000 lucky buyers" Record Collector

Other LPs:
The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu - 1987 (What the Fuck Is Going On?) (The Sound of Mu(sic), 1987)
The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu - Who Killed The JAMs? (KLF Communications, 1988)
The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu/The KLF - Shag Times (KLF Communications, 1988)
The KLF - The White Room (KLF Communications, 1991)

The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu / The JAMs
The Timelords
The K Foundation
The One World Orchestra
K2 Plant Hire

News clips:
The JAMs: centre of political interest (09 November, 1991, NME)
Nottinghamshire Labour MP Joe Ashton tabled a motion to the Minister Of Transport in the House Of Commons last week, expressing concern over graffiti on the M1/M25 motorway junction, which reads "It's Grim Up North". The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu's Bill Drummond and Jim Cauty categorically deny that they are responsible for the graffiti, which was removed late last week.

Wynette Treks To Alien Video Country
By David Zimmerman (24 January, 1992, USA Today)
Country music icon Tammy Wynette says appearing in a video with top British rappers The KLF is "one of the craziest things I've ever done in my life". For the video, she was atop a huge platform dressed in a skintight "turquoise mermaid outfit with a bustier like Madonna wears. And I had this crown on. I don't know what the meaning of that was".

KLF'S Sick Gun Stunt Fails To Hit The Target
By Piers Morgan/Peter Willis/Dan Collins (13 February, 1992, The Sun)

The KLF proved to be pop's biggest wallies by 'firing' a realistic machine gun at the star-studded audience. Singer Bill Drummond left the stage as the band performed their No 1 hit 3am Eternal. Drummond, 36, who was using a crutch after damaging his knee in a fall, then reappeared and pointed the gun at the crowd. But his antics were met with apathy by guests who carried on chatting. KLF did manage to cause a stir eventually by trashing their instruments at the end of their song. They hurled guitars across the stage, smashed microphone stands against scenery and threw buckets. Sadly, they won best group award jointly with Simply Red.

Yasser, they can boogie!
By ? (13 November, 1993, NME)

THE KLF's Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty released their K Foundation/Red Army Choir collaboration 'K Cera Cera (War Is Over If You Want It)' as a single in Israel last week. The pair originally vowed only to release the track once "world peace has been achieved" but decided to make a limited issue in celebration of the peace deal between the Israeli government and the PLO.

Satire on Turner Prize backfires
By Susannah Herbert (24 November, 1993, Daily Telegraph)

The artist Rachel Whiteread was voted the best - and worst - artist of the year yesterday in two contrasting ceremonies whose convergence at the Tate Gallery last night bordered on farce, writes Susannah Herbert, Arts Correspondent. The jury of the Turner Prize awarded Ms Whiteread £20,000 for making "a very positive contribution to the debate about the place of art in society". But its praise was upstaged by the antics of the K Foundation, which named her the worst artist on the Turner Prize shortlist of four. The K Foundation award - if it's advertising is to be believed - is worth £40,000.

Duo Burn £1M In Midnight Madness
By Ian McKerron (October, 1994, Daily Express)

Two pop stars are alleged to have burned £1 million cash in a bizarre ritual on a remote island. The destruction, carried out at night in an abandoned boathouse, came after the two KLF musicians had picked up wads of cash from a security company. Days later, islanders found charred £50 notes strewn across the ground. The locals, appalled what they call The Night Of Madness, are convinced the claims are genuine. They have since handed almost £1,500 worth of the money to police.

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