Wednesday, 9 January 2008

KLF Videoes Online

KLF are without a doubt my favorite band. They crystalized my mind in the early 90's when I was going through a very formative period in my life. Their music is utterly original and maverick. If you've read The Illuminatus! Trilogy then you'll immediately see how they've been influenced by Robert Anton Wilson. They're vibrant, rebellious and nonconformist beyond words. This is what true freedom is! At its heart it's not about forming new political movements and handing out flyers; it's about having a truly free spirit. The former will come to grief without the latter. What can be said for their music is also true for their visual work. In fact Bill Drumond and Jimmy Cauty became modern artists after they quit the music business.

The KLF's glorious apogee was their three hit singles known as the Stadium House Trilogy. The vids of all three have been put together into a short film, now available online:

Part 1: http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=3559837808863087595&q=klf+stadium+house&total=7&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=5

Part 2: http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-197112490278488696&q=klf+stadium+house&total=7&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=1

Part 3: http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=2801187155807679320&q=klf+stadium+house&total=7&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0

Part 4: http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-2704521653273028566&q=klf+stadium+house&total=7&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=2

Part 5: http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=4480784286055406508&q=klf+stadium+house&total=7&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=4

All their other vids are available on YouTube too if you have a quick browse. I particularly recomend It's Grim Up North and Justified and Ancient, a duet they did with American Country star, Tammy Wynette.

2 comments:

Concerned Parent said...

Hi Ben,
The links take people to
Psychic mediums Craig & Jane Hamilton-Parker. But I do remember KLF and can totally relate to the track "its grim up north" :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwtSdJaPCSI

Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

Thanks CP, my finger must have slipped when I was cutting and pasting! I was watching something called "The Psychic Showreel" last night and must have linked it by mistake. I'll edit the post.