The KLF is Returning as the JAMs (or K2 or Some Other Name)

by VVN Music

Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty have gone through many different group identities.

Drummund, a former A&R man for WEA, had already recorded a solo album and Cauty, who knew Bill from the label, had experience as an artist and musician when they came together in early 1987 to form The Justified Ancients of the Mu Mu (or The JAMs). Based on their shared interest in Discordianism and The Illuminatus! Trilogy, they began making a chaotic form of music that sampled heavily from music of all kinds.

By the middle of the year, they had released their debut album, 1987 (What the Fuck is Going On?) but it was withdrawn from the marketplace after ABBA management objected to their heavy sampling of the song Dancing Queen.

Early in 1988, they released their album Who Killed the JAMs? but soon moved on to a new persona as The Timelords whose Doctorin' the Tardis went to number 1 on the British charts.

Even with success, the duo changed again to The KLF which brought them their biggest success with songs like 3 A.M. Eternal (1991 / #1 U.K. / #5 U.S. Pop / #1 U.S. Dance), Last Train to Trancentral (1991 / #2 U.K. / #17 U.S. Dance), America: What Time is Love? (1991 / #4 U.K. / #57 U.S. Pop / #10 U.S. Dance) and Justified and Ancients (Stand by the JAMs) (1991 / #2 U.K. / #11 U.S. Pop / #10 U.S. Dance).

On February 12, 1992, Drummund and Cauty announced their retirement from music in a series of bizarre actions during and around the Brit Awards. They went on to form The K Foundation, an art based initiative that included their burning of over a million pounds, called what was left of the KLF's earnings, in a video.

Except for one appearances as 2K in 1997, Drummond and Cauty pursued separate projects until two days ago when a cryptic 45 minute video was posted that included the following message:

On New Year’s Day 1987 the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu were formed.
On New Year’s Day 1987 were the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu formed?
FOUND
V.H.S. CONCERNING(?) :
LORD ROCK AND TIME BOY
A.K.A. THE TIMELORDS
A.K.A. ROCKMAN ROCK AND KINGBOY D.
A.K.A. THE JUSTIFIED ANCIENTS OF MU MU
A.K.A. THE JAMS
A.K.A. THE KLF
A.K.A. THE FALL
A.K.A. THE FOREVER ANCIENTS LIBERATION LOOPHOLE
A.K.A. THE FRANK AND ERNEST SHOW
A.K.A. K2 PLANT HIRE LTD
A.K.A. THE K FOUNDATION

2017 – WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?

On 01/01/1987 Bill Drummond said to Jimmy Cauty “LET’S FORM A BAND CALL ‘THE JUSTIFIED ANCIENTS OF MU MU'”

On 23/08/1994 The K Foundation burnt one million quid.

2017-1994 = 23.



Then, according to The Quietus, the editor of the Eastfolk Chronicle noticed a bill posted on a wall in Hackney, London which appeared to signal the return of Drummond and Cauty as the JAMs.

"2017: What The Fuck Is Going On?

"It is almost 23 years since the Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu announced a self imposed and self important 23 year moratorium. The reasons for the moratorium have now been lost in time, space, and a rusting shipping container somewhere near Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station.

"What is known is:

"The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu have zero involvement with any video clips, films, recorded music, documentary productions, biographies, West End musicals or social media chatter relating to the letters K L or F, now or at any other time over the previous 23 years.

"Furthermore:

"The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu have no interest in anything that seeks to comment on, bounce off, glorify, debunk or resurrect their historical work.

"The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu are currently at work in their light industrial unit. This work will not be made public until the 23rd August 2017.

"For more information contact the K2 Plant Hire Ltd."




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