‘The best non-fiction book I’ve ever read. It’s magical. Stunning’ Dan Schreiber, No Such Thing As a Fish
‘A pop biography for people who don’t read pop biographies’ Dorian Lynskey, Guardian
‘Brilliant, discursive and wise’ Ben Goldacre
‘Utterly irresistible and totally brilliant’ The Quietus
‘A thing of endlessly fascinating, utterly demented genius’ Alexis Petridis
They were the bestselling singles band in the world. They had awards, credibility, commercial success and creative freedom. Then they deleted their records, erased themselves from musical history and burnt their last million pounds in a boathouse on the Isle of Jura. And they couldn’t say why.
This is not just the story of The KLF. It is a book about Carl Jung, Alan Moore, Robert Anton Wilson, Ken Campbell, Dada, Situationism, Discordianism, magic, chaos, punk, rave, the alchemical symbolism of Doctor Who and the special power of the number twenty-three. Wildly unauthorised and unlike any other music biography, THE KLF is a trawl through chaos on the trail of a beautiful, accidental mythology.
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