List of The KLF's creative associates

The original music released by The KLF, The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, The Timelords and 2K was written, produced and performed by Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond. However, the duo called upon the services of recurring contributors to provide vocals, instrumentation and production support. This was particularly the case for the output of The KLF, who often referred to such contributors as "additional communicators" and, on some "Stadium House" singles, as "The Children of the Revolution".

Additional communicators

The sleevenotes and labels of KLF Communications releases reveal the following significant contributors:

Guest contributors

Whereas The JAMs' earlier work sampled prominently and illegally from the popular works of established artists, The KLF's international reputation allowed their later releases to feature guest vocals from such established performers as Tammy Wynette (for "Justified and Ancient (Stand by The JAMs)", Gary Glitter (for "Doctorin' the Tardis") and Glenn Hughes (for "America: What Time Is Love?"). Drummond has expressed disgust at this notion in his book 45. In a chapter written in 1998, Drummond professes to have "worshipped" Wynette's voice, yet he nevertheless says, "The whole British tradition of 'young' white artists dragging up some has-been legend to perform with is an evil and corrupt exchange; the young artist wanting to tap into the mythical status and credibility of the has-been, the has-been wanting some of that 'I'm still contemporary, relevant (and will do anything to get back into the charts)' stuff."[8]

Other creative associates

Notes and references

  1. Black Steel discography at Retrieved 31 May 2006 (link)
  2. Nick Coler discography at Retrieved 26 April 2006 (link)
  3. Ricardo Da Force discography at Retrieved 31 May 2006 (link)
  4. Dinnen, N., "The KLF featuring Wanda Dee", Beat magazine (Melbourne), 27 October 1993 (link).
  5. Drummond, B., "1987: The Edits", sleevenotes, JAMS 25T, November 1987 (link).
  6. Drummond, B. & Cauty, J. (1989) The Manual (How To Have a Number One The Easy Way), KLF Publications (KLF 009B), UK. ISBN 0-86359-616-9. (Link to full text)
  7. Mark Stent, in Tingen, P. "The Work of a Top Flight Mixer", Sound on Sound magazine, January 1999 (link). Retrieved March 2006.
  8. Drummond, B., "They Called Me Up In Tennessee", 45, Little & Brown, ISBN 0-316-85385-2 / Abacus, ISBN 0-349-11289-4, 2000.
  9. Drummond, B. and Cauty, J., advertisement, Time Out, 21 August 1997 (link).
  10. Collin, M., "Obituary: Miomir Grujic", The Guardian (Manchester), 25 August 2003, p17.
  11. Sleevenotes, Chill Out, KLF Communications JAMS LP5, 1990.
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