Precisely twenty years ago TODAY, Bill Drummond invented the second-greatest male pop duo of all time: The KLF (also known as The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu, The Timelords and about a million other things).
Here, apparently, is how it happened:
"It was New Year's Day 1987. I was going for a walk in the morning and I thought, "I'm going to make a hip-hop record. Who can I make a hip-hop record with?". I phoned Jimmy up that day and said, "let's form a band called The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu". Within a week we had recorded our first single."
A few years ago a nice journalist man, who had been commissioned by Bill and Jimmy to write the definitive KLF book, took us to lunch and told us that Jimmy had been in the studio working on new versions of old KLF tracks, as well as some new material in the same vein. Maybe Jimmy should consider 'getting on with it', perhaps getting Xenomania on the phone, and releasing it. Don't you think?
In the meantime, if you have forgotten how amazing The KLF were — or if you have never even heard of them before — the following YouTube links should set things straight…