Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty’s the KLF – AKA The Justified Ancients of Mu Mum or the JAMs – were a hit-making electronic music group, active between 1987 and 1992.
Announced via a poster on Kingsland Road, the JAMs, after a 23-year hiatus, have finally reformed.
While Drummond and Cauty reached UK number one with the single ‘Doctorin’ the Tardis’, their group has always been a medium for sharing esoteric and anarchic messages – be it through novels, cryptic adverts, unusual performances on Top of the Pops or defacing billboards.
Their poster, in a similar vein, is entitled ‘2017: What the Fuck is Going On?’. It reads:
"It is almost 23 years since the Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu announced a self imposed and self important 23 year moratorium. The reasons for the moratorium have now been lost in time, space, and a rusting shipping container somewhere near Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station.
“What is known is:
“The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu have zero involvement with any video clips, films, recorded music, documentary productions, biographies, West End musicals or social media chatter relating to the letters K L or F, now or at any other time over the previous 23 years.
“The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu have no interest in anything that seeks to comment on, bounce off, glorify, debunk or resurrect their historical work.
“The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu are currently at work in their light industrial unit. This work will not be made public until the 23rd August 2017.
“For more information contact the K2 Plant Hire Ltd.”