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The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds

John Higgs

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Biography: arts & entertainment, Prose: non-fiction

'By far the best book this year, brilliant, discursive and wise' - BEN GOLDACRE. The strange tale of the death, life and legacy of the hugely successful band.

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 23.

Wildly unauthorised and unlike any other music biography, KLF: CHAOS MAGIC MUSIC MONEY is a trawl through chaos on the trail of a beautiful, accidental mythology.

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Praise for The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds

  • By far the best book this year, brilliant, discursive and wise - Ben Goldacre

  • Book of the Century. Most pop biographies are a dull patchwork of clippings - this is something else - B3ta - Rob Manuel

  • Might well be the best music book of the 2010s... eccentric, bizarre, confusing, hilarious and more than a little pretentious but utterly irresistible and totally brilliant - The Quietus

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John Higgs

John Higgs is the author I HAVE AMERICA SURROUNDED: THE LIFE OF TIMOTHY LEARY, THE KLF: CHAOS, MAGIC AND THE BAND WHO BURNED A MILLION POUNDS and the novel THE BRANDY OF THE DAMNED. He lives in Brighton with his partner and their two children.
www.johnhiggs.com
@johnhiggs

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