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The KLF (Kopyright Liberation Front), more recently known as the K Foundation, were one of the seminal bands around the time of the Acid House movement[?] in Britain in the end of the 1980 till the early 1990s. Founded by Jimmy Cauty[?] (alias Rockman Rock, Lord Rock) and Bill Drummond (alias King Boy D, Time Boy) in the wake of the disbandment of the sampling outfit The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, the KLF were to release a series of world-wide hits. Other names where The Jams, The Timelords, The FALL (The Forever Ancients Liberation Loophole) or The One World Orchestra.

They have also branched out and published a book The Manual[?], and are also infamous for various anarchic situationist manifestations which include a Brit awards[?] protest involving a dead sheep and buckets of blood, weird mainstream press adverts, staging an alternative art award for the worst artist of the year (The Alternative Turner Prize), and burning a million pounds sterling. They toured the film of the burning, Watch The K-Foundation Burn A Million Quid, around the U.K. The group are often compared to The Residents for their antics if not their music.

Their hit singles included "What Time Is Love?"', "3AM Eternal", "Last Train to Transcentral", and "Justified And Ancient". The mix for the latter single featured a vocal from American country performer Tammy Wynette, though another mix with another singer was also commercially released.

All their singles combined dance beats with surprisingly "rock" guitar, as well as a sequential narrative about the fictional "Mu Mu land", derived from the Illuminatus trilogy. The seriousness of the whole enterprise may be best indicated by Cauty and Drummond's appearance in one video clip as leather-jacketed, sunglass-wearing rockers playing sitar.



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