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Date: Wed, 18 Jan 1995 15:29:15 EST
From: David A Whittemore <del[at]-remove-ecn.purdue.edu>
Subject: "King of Joy" and other topics

"Camfield,Chris" <chrisc[at]-remove-watcom.on.ca> sez:
> Pat covers this song, by Bill Drummond (according to his words).
> Can anyone fill me in on whether Mr. Drummond made music
> under his own name, or under a band's name, and in which case,
> what was the name of the band?

is this a trick question, chris?
Mr Bill Drummond has a fine and long-ish history.
You may know some of his more popular works under : the Justified
Ancients of Mu Mu (JAMMs), the Timelords, or, more recently,
that wonderous mega-smash-em-up dance phenomenon - the KLF.

however, just before the KLF concept was implemented, there
was an album titled The Man (Creation) with Bill Drummond and
a live band - it is on this recording that "King Of Joy"
may be found.. 1988, 1989, perhaps.

i have a US domestic - Restless Records, i think.

an interesting bit about the single from that album.
the b-side contained a 10-minute spoken-word RANT ("The Manager")
about how exactly he would run the music industry, and then
he laid out his plans for accomplishing it. very confidently
prophetic, considering what happened to the KLF within a few years.
he did break one of his "rules for musicians" under his new
management - in which he proclaimed "NO RE-MIXES" - there are
probably a dozen re-mixes of the KLF's 3 A.M. Eternal, no?

yours in mixed-Case sincerity.

-david

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