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From The KLF's wikipedia entry:

On 12 February 1992, The KLF and crust punk group Extreme Noise Terror performed a live version of "3 a.m. Eternal" at the BRIT Awards, the British Phonographic Industry's annual awards show; a "violently antagonistic performance" in front of "a stunned music-business audience". Drummond and Cauty had planned to throw buckets of sheep's blood over the audience, but were prevented from doing so due to opposition from BBC lawyers and "hardcore vegans" Extreme Noise Terror. The performance (The KLF - 3 a.m. Eternal (Live at the Brits) was instead garnished by a limping, kilted, cigar-chomping Drummond firing blanks from an automatic weapon over the heads of the crowd. As the band left the stage, The KLF's promoter and narrator Scott Piering announced over the PA system that "The KLF have now left the music business". Later in the evening the band dumped a dead sheep with the message "I died for ewe—bon appetit" tied around its waist at the entrance to one of the post-ceremony parties.

Date: 2009-04-22 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corvus.livejournal.com
For sure. This is why The KLF are one of the best bands that ever existed.

Date: 2009-04-22 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purveyorofchaos.livejournal.com
OH BTW YOU DON"T GET BACK TO ME SOON ENOUGH.

I wanna make a trading card out of you. What pic you want me to use? So far I can choose from anything I've got on Flickr. Crusty w/ NOLA sign? Fisch heads? There's many to choose from.

Date: 2009-04-22 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frandroid.livejournal.com
I find it hilarious that "Extreme Noise Terror" was not in accord with this artistic terrorism because it was not vegan, and quite obviously from the rest of the entry, the sheep from which the blood came from was already dead anyway. Maybe they didn't know yet. But still. And while there was weighing by BBC lawyers, it's just as amusing that the KLF said "fine, we'll skip that".

Date: 2009-04-22 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frandroid.livejournal.com
Also, burning a million pounds? Their ONLY million pounds? I don't know many people who could be as punk as that. Wow. Certainly not me.

Date: 2009-04-23 06:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tlf1138.livejournal.com
I recently watched The White Room. Yes, all of it.

Date: 2009-04-24 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frandroid.livejournal.com
So, how was it?

Date: 2009-04-22 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purveyorofchaos.livejournal.com
<3 <3 <3 the KLF.

Date: 2009-04-23 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icecreamemperor.livejournal.com
I don't think I've listened to any of their music, but KLF are clearly one of the world's greatest concept bands.

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