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The KLF

Chaos, Magic and the Band Who Burned a Million Pounds
Narrated by: John Higgs
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The strange tale of the death, life and legacy of the hugely successful band.

They were the best-selling 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 23.

Wildly unauthorised and unlike any other music biography, The KLF is a trawl through chaos on the trail of a beautiful, accidental mythology.

Read by John Higgs.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 John Higgs (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group Limited

Critic Reviews

"By far the best book this year, brilliant, discursive and wise." (Ben Goldacre)

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A supermodel of a tale.

This was definitely needed: a tying up of all these threads through their culmination and combination in the guise of the KLF. Wonderfully researched, written and read. Thank you Mr. Higgs.

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  • Michelle S.
  • 09-04-2018

This book Is worth listening to several times

This book is about so much more than the klf band. I have recommended it to everyone I know. I can also recommended John Higgs other books.

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  • Sazzle1007
  • 15-03-2018

Fascinating

Very interesting, totally gripping. Loved this. Thought provoking and appealing narrative of KLF. If this is your bag, I would recommend.

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  • John
  • 25-10-2018

Magical<br />

The story reminded me to try finding out if I could still do something impossible!

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  • Tommie Kelly
  • 16-10-2018

Amazing Book - Worth Your Time

Really enjoyed this. More than a KLF biography - it really takes the "bigger picture" approach. Totally worth your time if you are into Chaos Magick. Discordianism or such topics.

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  • roger anderson
  • 22-09-2018

Khaos ahoy....................

I dont really do reviews ... But it must said its just a great listen and Its such an interesting story

Ive alway liked the music but there is so much more to the band which include such a diverse influences- Giant invisible rabbit spirits The Wicker Man, ABBA, Tammy Wynette, Doctor Who, 23, Extreme noise terror,Alan Moore and "Ideaspace",
Generation X, Robert Anton Wilson and much more
Absolutely fantastic...........

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-2019

Illuminating

An entertaining education and completely bonkers. Nicely narrated.
So good I listened twice. Understood it slightly better the second time around too.

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  • Chris Erdis
  • 05-02-2019

A Discordian Legend

I wasn’t sure if this book was all an elaborate joke. In fact, having finished it, I’m still not sure! But...I enjoyed it (even the more boring/theory parts), it made me think, broadened my horizons and gave me a few laugh out loud moments. I guess you can’t ask for much more.

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  • gareth
  • 26-09-2018

I really enjoyed this

If you were into the KLF in the 90s and enjoy the quirky psychology of Robert Anton Wilson I can pretty much guarantee you'll enjoy this. A really intelligent and humorous mish-mash of synchronicity, magic, anarchy, creativity and more. And I thought very nicely narrated by the author.

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  • P. J. Burn
  • 06-05-2018

a fantastic listen

I don't have enough good words to say about this book just brilliant from start to finish

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-04-2018

Chaotic and wonderful

You couldn't make it up, except they did. There's no reason for it, except there is. If you've heard of the KLF, you need this book. If you haven't you REALLY need this book. Marvellous, glorious, bonkers!