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Duo consisting of Jimmy Cauty (a.k.a. Rockman Rock) and Bill Drummond (a.k.a King Boy D.)

They also released records as:
Space, Bill Drummond (solo).

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The KLF (also known as The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, furthermore known as The JAMs, The Timelords and other names) were a British Dance/Techno band of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Beginning in 1987, Bill Drummond (alias King Boy D) and Jimmy Cauty (alias Rockman Rock) released hip hop-inspired and sample-heavy records as The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, and on one occasion (the British number one hit single "Doctorin' the Tardis") as The Timelords. The KLF released a series of international hits on their own KLF Communications record label, and became the biggest-selling singles act in the world for 1991. The duo also published a book, The Manual (How to Have a Number One the Easy Way), and worked on a road movie called The White Room.

From the outset, they adopted the philosophy espoused by esoteric novel series The Illuminatus! Trilogy, gaining notoriety for various anarchic situationist manifestations, including the defacement of billboard adverts, the posting of prominent cryptic advertisements in NME magazine and the mainstream press, and highly distinctive and unusual performances on Top of the Pops. Their most notorious performance was a collaboration with Extreme Noise Terror(and Barney Greenaway of Napalm Death) at the February 1992 BRIT Awards, where they fired machine gun blanks into the audience and dumped a dead sheep at the aftershow party. This performance announced The KLF's departure from the music business, and in May 1992 the duo deleted their entire back catalogue.

With The KLF's profits, Drummond and Cauty established the K Foundation and sought to subvert the art world, staging an alternative art award for the worst artist of the year and burning one million pounds sterling. Drummond and Cauty remained true to their word of May 1992; the KLF Communications catalogue remains deleted in the UK, but The White Room is still being pressed in the U.S. by Arista. They have released a small number of new tracks since then, as the K Foundation, The One World Orchestra and most recently, in 1997, as 2K.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 1987 (What the Fuck Is Going On?) The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu 5
1987 The JAMS 45 Edits The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu 2
1988 Who Killed The JAMS? The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu 1
1990 Chill Out The KLF 6
1991 The White Room The KLF 4.5 18

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 History of the JAMs a.k.a. The Timelords The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu 2
1989 Shag Times The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu 2
1992 This Is What The KLF Is About I The KLF 1
1992 This Is What the KLF Is About II The KLF 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 All You Need Is Love The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu 4
1987 Whitney Joins The JAMs The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu 1
1987 Down Town The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu 3
1988 Burn the Bastards The KLF 2
1988 Burn the Beat The KLF 2
1988 Doctorin' the Tardis The Timelords 11
1988 What Time Is Love? The KLF 18
1988 Love Trance The KLF 1
1989 3 A.M. Eternal The KLF 16
1989 Kylie Said to Jason The KLF 3
1989 Kylie in a Trance / Kylie Said Mu The KLF 1
1990 Madrugada eterna The KLF 2
1990 It's Grim Up North The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu 4 6
1990 Last Train to Trancentral The KLF 12
1991 America: What Time Is Love? The KLF 7
1991 Justified & Ancient The KLF 14
1991 3 A.M. Eternal (Christmas Top of the Pops 1991) The KLF vs. Extreme Noise Terror 1
1993 K. Cera Cera (War Is Over If You Want It) K Foundation presents The Red Army Choir 1
1997 ***k the Millennium 2K 4 8
2005 Justified & Ancient The KLF vs. Deichkind & Mathias Schaffhäuser 1
2005 Build a Fire / Make It Rain The KLF vs. Glove / The KLF vs. Moritz R. 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Mu The KLF 1
2005 What Time Is Love? The KLF vs. Ricardo Villalobos 1

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