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

John Higgs

John Higgs (Narrator)

07-09-24

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07-09-24

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography

Description

“Strange, brilliant…reality warping. I fell into Higgs’s work by accident…I’ve not quite been able to climb out of it.” Ezra Klein, The Gray Area with Sean Illing

In the early ’90s, the KLF was the biggest-selling singles band in the world—until they destroyed their records, erased themselves from music history, and literally set fire to one million pounds.

In this fascinating and in-depth biography, popular British writer and cultural historian John Higgs digs into the story behind the end of one of the most popular bands of the late twentieth century. The band members themselves, when asked in interviews, were never able to satisfactorily explain their behavior, but looked haunted every time it came up. With his characteristically creative mind, Higgs leads readers on a journey to understand “a story that no one knows they are in—least of all the main characters.”

Ranging from music history to chaos theory to Carl Jung and Doctor Who, this brilliant pop biography has been named one of the top ten music books of the year by The Guardian, The Independent, and Mojo magazine. Perfect for music buffs and mystery fans alike, The KLF is an engrossing and entertaining read.

Praise

“Strange, brilliant…reality warping. I fell into Higgs’s work by accident…I’ve not quite been able to climb out of it.” Ezra Klein, The Gray Area with Sean Illing

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Language English
Release Day Jul 8, 2024
Release Date July 9, 2024
Release Date Machine 1720483200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Arts & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs, Art & Literature, Music
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Overview

In the early ’90s, the KLF was the biggest-selling singles band in the world—until they destroyed their records, erased themselves from music history, and literally set fire to one million pounds.

In this fascinating and in-depth biography, popular British writer and cultural historian John Higgs digs into the story behind the end of one of the most popular bands of the late twentieth century. The band members themselves, when asked in interviews, were never able to satisfactorily explain their behavior, but looked haunted every time it came up. With his characteristically creative mind, Higgs leads readers on a journey to understand “a story that no one knows they are in—least of all the main characters.”

Ranging from music history to chaos theory to Carl Jung and Doctor Who, this brilliant pop biography has been named one of the top ten music books of the year by The Guardian, The Independent, and Mojo magazine. Perfect for music buffs and mystery fans alike, The KLF is an engrossing and entertaining read.