The KLF ‎– Justified & Ancient

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This KLF song, alluding to one of their previous aliases, The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu, comes in 5 main versions, featuring different vocalists:
• Stand By The JAMS, featuring lead vocals by Miss Tammy Wynette, The First Lady Of Country
• All Bound For Mu Mu Land and Make Mine A "99", featuring lead vocals by Maxine Harvey
• The White Room Version, featuring vocals by Black Steel
• Let Them Eat Ice Cream, essentially an instrumental version
All versions except The White Room Version also feature rap by Ricardo Da Force.

The melody and part of the lyrics of the song first appeared as part of Hey Hey We Are Not The Monkees from The JAMs' debut album, 1987 What The Fuck's Going On?

Tracklist

Justified & Ancient (Stand By The Jams) 3:37
Justified And Ancient ("The White Room" Version) 5:04

Versions (63)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KLF 99 The KLF Justified & Ancient(7", Single) KLF Communications KLF 99 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CHOC ICE 3 The KLF Justified & Ancient (Anti-Acapella Version)(12", S/Sided, Promo, W/Lbl) KLF Communications CHOC ICE 3 UK 1991 Sell This Version
COMA 127023, COMA 127 023, KLF 99X The KLF Justified & Ancient(12") Coma Records (4), Coma Records (4), KLF Communications COMA 127023, COMA 127 023, KLF 99X Scandinavia 1991 Sell This Version
MX-297 The KLF Justified & Ancient(12") Blanco Y Negro (2) MX-297 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
DID 128297 The KLF Justified & Ancient(12") Indisc DID 128297 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
X 14210 The KLF Justified & Ancient(12") KLF Communications, Liberation Records X 14210 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
DAN 657682 6, 657682 6 The KLF Justified & Ancient(12") Dance Pool, Dance Pool DAN 657682 6, 657682 6 France 1991 Sell This Version
COMA 127023, COMA 127 023, KLF 99X The KLF Justified & Ancient(12") Coma Records (4), Coma Records (4), KLF Communications COMA 127023, COMA 127 023, KLF 99X Scandinavia 1991 Sell This Version
SIRX 20262 The KLF Justified & Ancient(12") Ricordi SIRX 20262 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
DIS 128297 The KLF Justified & Ancient(12", Maxi) KLF Communications DIS 128297 Benelux 1991 Sell This Version
INT 125.925 The KLF Justified & Ancient(12", Maxi) Blow Up, KLF Communications INT 125.925 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
CHOC ICE 2 The KLF Justified & Ancient(12", Promo) KLF Communications CHOC ICE 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CHOC ICE 1 The KLF Justified & Ancient(12", Promo) KLF Communications CHOC ICE 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
KLF 99X The KLF Justified & Ancient(12", Single) KLF Communications KLF 99X UK 1991 Sell This Version
KLF 99X The KLF Justified & Ancient(12", Single, Mis) KLF Communications KLF 99X UK 1991 Sell This Version
KLF PROMO 99 The KLF Justified & Ancient(12", Single, Promo, W/Lbl) KLF Communications KLF PROMO 99 UK 1991 Sell This Version
KLF 99X The KLF Justified & Ancient(12", Single, W/Lbl) KLF Communications KLF 99X UK 1991 Sell This Version
KLF 99X The KLF Justified & Ancient(12", Single, Yel) KLF Communications KLF 99X UK 1991 Sell This Version
CHOC ICE 1 The KLF Justified & Ancient(12", TP, W/Lbl) KLF Communications CHOC ICE 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BNS-297 The KLF Justified & Ancient(7") Blanco Y Negro (2) BNS-297 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
TON 010 The KLF Justified & Ancient(7") ToCo International TON 010 Zimbabwe 1991 Sell This Version
KLFPUB 1 The KLF Justified & Ancient(7", Jukebox, Promo) KLF Communications KLFPUB 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
COMA 7023 The KLF Justified & Ancient(7", Single) Coma Records (4), Mega Records COMA 7023 Scandinavia 1991 Sell This Version
DIS 8297 The KLF Justified & Ancient(7", Single) KLF Communications DIS 8297 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
DAN 657682 7, 657682 7 The KLF Justified & Ancient(7", Single) Dance Pool, Dance Pool DAN 657682 7, 657682 7 France 1991 Sell This Version
INT 110.930 The KLF Justified & Ancient(7", Single) Blow Up, KLF Communications INT 110.930 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
K 10508 The KLF Justified & Ancient(7", Single, Ltd) KLF Communications, Liberation Records K 10508 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
KLF 99 The KLF Justified & Ancient(7", Single, Ora) KLF Communications KLF 99 UK 1991 Sell This Version
KLF 99 The KLF Justified & Ancient(7", Single, Red) KLF Communications KLF 99 UK 1991 Sell This Version
KLF 99 The KLF Justified & Ancient(7", Single, TP, W/Lbl) KLF Communications KLF 99 UK 1991 Sell This Version
KLFPUB 1 The KLF Justified & Ancient(7", TP) KLF Communications KLFPUB 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
DICD 8297 The KLF Justified & Ancient(CD, Maxi) KLF Communications, Indisc DICD 8297 Benelux 1991 Sell This Version
DAN 657682 2, 657682 2 The KLF Justified & Ancient(CD, Maxi) Dance Pool, Dance Pool DAN 657682 2, 657682 2 France 1991 Sell This Version
COMA CD7023, COMA CD 7023 The KLF Justified & Ancient(CD, Maxi) Coma Records (4), Coma Records (4), KLF Communications, KLF Communications COMA CD7023, COMA CD 7023 Scandinavia 1991 Sell This Version
INT 825.925 The KLF Justified & Ancient(CD, Maxi) Blow Up INT 825.925 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
D 10508 The KLF Justified & Ancient(CD, Single) Liberation Records, KLF Communications D 10508 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
KLF 99CD The KLF Justified & Ancient(CD, Single) KLF Communications KLF 99CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
ToCo 181 055-4 The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Single) ToCo International N.V. ToCo 181 055-4 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
INT 410.390 The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Single) KLF Communications, Blow Up INT 410.390 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
657682 4, DAN 657682 4 The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Single) Sony Music, Dance Pool 657682 4, DAN 657682 4 France 1991 Sell This Version
KLF 099 C The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Single) KLF Communications KLF 099 C UK 1991 Sell This Version
300161-4 The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Single) KLF Communications 300161-4 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
C 10508 The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Single) Liberation Records C 10508 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
ARV-304 The KLF Justified & Ancient(VHS, Advance, NTSC) Arista ARV-304 US 1991 Sell This Version
none The KLF Justified & Ancient(VHS, Single, Promo, PAL) KLF Communications none UK 1991 Sell This Version
none The Klf Justified And Ancient(7", Promo) Toco International none Philippines 1991 Sell This Version
TODP-2337 The KLF Justified And Ancient(CD, Mini, Single) DJ: TODP-2337 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
TODP-2337 The KLF Justified And Ancient(CD, Mini, Single, Promo) DJ: TODP-2337 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
CEMI 676 The KLF Justified & Ancient (Pasado Antiguo)(Cass, Single) Musart CEMI 676 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
07822-12403-1 The KLF Justified & Ancient(12") Arista 07822-12403-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
EMI 676 The KLF Justified & Ancient(12", Maxi) Musart EMI 676 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
07822-12401-7, 12401-7 The KLF Justified & Ancient(7", Single) Arista, Arista 07822-12401-7, 12401-7 US 1992 Sell This Version
07822-12403-2 The KLF Justified & Ancient(CD) Arista 07822-12403-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
07822-12403-2 The KLF Justified & Ancient(CD, Maxi) Arista 07822-12403-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
ASCD-2403 The KLF Justified & Ancient(CD, Maxi, Promo) Arista ASCD-2403 US 1992 Sell This Version
2403 The KLF Justified & Ancient(CD, Single, Car) Arista 2403 US 1992 Sell This Version
T-074 The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Tango Music T-074 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
07822-12403-4 The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Maxi, Son) Arista 07822-12403-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
1664 The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Maxi, Unofficial) Takt Music 1664 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
07822-12401-4 The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Single) Arista 07822-12401-4 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
2401 The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Single, Car) Arista, KLF Communications 2401 US 1992 Sell This Version
07822-12401-4 The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Single, Dol) Arista, KLF Communications 07822-12401-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
07822-12403-2 The KLF Justified & Ancient(CD, Maxi, Unofficial) Arista (2) 07822-12403-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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mcfoghat

mcfoghat

March 14, 2020
referencing Justified & Ancient, 12", Single, KLF 99X
Question - what are the time lengths of these tracks?
FunkyBeak

FunkyBeak

March 20, 2017
referencing Justified & Ancient, 12", 07822-12403-1
I'm pretty sure that other than the first 12" release, this is the only 12" put out that actually contains the 12" version of "Stand By The Jams". All other vinyls seem to have the shorter 3:36 one.
DarreLP

DarreLP

March 3, 2017
referencing Justified & Ancient, 12", 07822-12403-1

Ice Cream Vans. And Tammy Wynette. What more do you need?
sharon.masters.94

sharon.masters.94

October 26, 2016
referencing Justified & Ancient, 12", Single, KLF 99X
I met Tammy Wynette a few years after I bought this, got her autograph and popped it in the record sleeve.
AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

June 22, 2016
referencing Justified & Ancient, 12", X 14210
More perfect pop which I'm sure sounds awful to most people who were to young to remember it and even those who were around then. If the beats were toned down slightly it could have passed as a Manchester Indie/dance joint.
Tony on the remix brings it back to an acceptable level of "coolness" especially on the Let Them Eat Ice Cream mix turning in a lo slung dubbed out trance version.
I was listening to Hijack, Silver Bullet & Hardnoise at the time but I look back fondly on these KLF days.
ediac

ediac

August 8, 2011
referencing Justified & Ancient, CD, Single, KLF 99CD
Make Mine a 99 is shortened on the Arista 12 inch.
ledjfab

ledjfab

July 15, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Justified & Ancient, CD, Maxi, 07822-12403-2

I never really liked the remixes of "Justified And Ancient". The whole thing is a big joke, with Tammy Wynette on vocals. Still, epic production,; we have to admit. My favorite mix is the original "White Room" version which always sounded like a nice christmas track to my ears. "Let Them Eat Ice Cream" is an intrumental remix; their final "commercial" statement it seems...
JJ_Amblin

JJ_Amblin

January 8, 2004
referencing Justified & Ancient, 12", Single, KLF 99X
Bill Drummond talked about recording this single in a BBC documentary about Tammy Wynette broadcast shortly after her death. Bill had always wanted to work with her because "Stand By Your Man" was one of his favourite records of all time. But when The KLF played the "Justified And Ancient" backing track for her to sing along to, she couldn't do it. It turned out that her usual way of working was that she would lead, and her backing musicians would follow her, rather than the other way round - so she had never had to stick to a strict tempo. In the end they just had Tammy sing it <i>a cappella</i>, and then did a lot of timestretching on the vocals to make them fit the track.
barticle

barticle

July 22, 2003
referencing Justified & Ancient, CD, Single, KLF 99CD
In his excellent book '45' Bill Drummond relates the story of his trip to Nashville to record Tammy Wynette's vocal for this track. He says it became rapidly apparent in the studio there that she was totally unable to sing in time with a backing track, that normally her band would play to match the (wildly fluctuating!) tempo of her vocals. Bill returned to Britain with the recordings, assuming them to be useless, but Jimmy Cauty saved the day - explaining that his new sampler would enable him to timestretch the lyrics to fit the track. The song was completed, then released and went on to reach number 2 in the UK chart.