Monday, May 15, 2017

Quote of the day

"They were brilliant to work with, total anti-pop stars. Their energy was always good. It was: we can do what the fuck we want. And in all the madness there was a genius pop sensibility going on."

Mark "Spike" Stent on Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, in this Guardian article by Andrew Harrison on The KLF's remarkable history, which encompassed an obsession with the Illuminati, collaborations with Tammy Wynette and a grindcore band from Ipswich, a single"sung" by a car and (notoriously) a dead sheep and the torching of £1 million on a remote Scottish island.

There's clearly no love lost between former Echo & The Bunnymen manager Drummond and Liverpool music scene associate Julian Cope (as evidenced by 'Bill Drummond Says' at Cope's recent Cardiff gig), but, as crazed mavericks the pair actually have a lot in common.

(Thanks to Del for the link.)

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