KLF Communications

KLF Communications

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Label formed in 1987 by Bill Drummond and Jimi Cauty as an outlet for their own work as Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu and later as The KLF. The label (and its owners) scored a surprise #1 hit in 1988 with "Doctorin' The Tardis", a novelty single credited to The Timelords. But all involved survived this blow to their credibility and returned with a string of rave classics including the international hits "What Time Is Love?" and "3 AM Eternal", as well as creating one of the earliest (and finest) ambient house LPs with 1990's "Chill Out".
The missing entry for KLF001 was used for The 1987 Completist List, a catalogue and merchandising sheet that came with JAMS LP 2. The gap in the catalogue below at "KLF 009" is for the Timelords book entitled The Manual (How To Have A Number One The Easy Way) (KLF009B).

KLF Communications reopened in 2021 to release the KLF discography on streaming services.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1CD 8370 Various - The House Of Groove (Arista's Most Fierce Tracks) Various The House Of Groove (Arista's Most Fierce Tracks)(CD, Comp, Club) Arista 1CD 8370 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
3AM1 The KLF vs. Extreme Noise Terror - 3 A.M. Eternal (Christmas Top Of The Pops 1991) The KLF vs. Extreme Noise Terror The KLF vs. Extreme Noise Terror - 3 A.M. Eternal (Christmas Top Of The Pops 1991)(7", Ltd) KLF Communications 3AM1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
2401 The KLF - The White Room / Justified & Ancient The KLF The White Room / Justified & Ancient(Cass, Album, Chr + Cass, Single, Dol + S/Edition, ) Arista, KLF Communications 2401 US 1992 Sell This Version
2403 The KLF - Justified & Ancient The KLF Justified & Ancient(CD, Single, Car) Arista 2403 US 1992 Sell This Version
30166 The Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis The Timelords Doctorin' The Tardis(CD, Single) Virgin 30166 France 1988 Sell This Version
80387 The Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis The Timelords Doctorin' The Tardis(12") Virgin, KLF Communications 80387 France 1988 Sell This Version
90442 The Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis The Timelords Doctorin' The Tardis(7", Single) KLF Communications 90442 France 1988 Sell This Version
104919 The Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis The Timelords Doctorin' The Tardis(7", Single) Possum Records 104919 Australasia 1988 Sell This Version
105041 Disco 2000 - Uptight (Everything's Alright) Disco 2000 Uptight (Everything's Alright)(7") Possum Records 105041 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
111.214 KLF* - What Time Is Love KLF* What Time Is Love(7", Single) GiG Records 111.214 Austria 1989 Sell This Version
145549 KLF* - The White Room KLF* The White Room(LP, Album, Promo, TP) KLF Communications 145549 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
300122-4 The KLF - Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent) The KLF Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent)(Cass, Single) Indisc 300122-4 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
300161-4 The KLF - Justified & Ancient The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Single) KLF Communications 300161-4 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
300189-4 The KLF - America: What Time Is Love? The KLF America: What Time Is Love?(Cass, Single) Indisc 300189-4 Benelux 1992 Sell This Version
457004 The Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis The Timelords Doctorin' The Tardis(7", Single) Demix 457004 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
468113 2 The KLF - The White Room The KLF The White Room (Album, Single) 468113 2 France 1991 Sell This Version
468113 4 The KLF - The White Room The KLF The White Room(Cass, Album, Dol) Dance Pool 468113 4 France 1991 Sell This Version
468742 1 Various - Larry Präsentiert: Sommer Smash-Hits '91 Various Larry Präsentiert: Sommer Smash-Hits '91(2xLP, Comp) Columbia 468742 1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
471 437 2 Various - The Greatest Hits '92 - Vol. 1 Various The Greatest Hits '92 - Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Magnum, Magnum 471 437 2 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
515 253-1 Various - Formel Eins - Sweet Hits! Various Formel Eins - Sweet Hits!(2xLP, Comp) Polystar (3) 515 253-1 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
656614 2 The KLF - 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) The KLF 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.)(CD, Maxi) Dance Pool, Columbia, KLF Communications 656614 2 France 1991 Sell This Version
656614 6 The KLF - 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) The KLF 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.)(12", Maxi) CBS, Dance Pool 656614 6 France 1991 Sell This Version
656614 7 The KLF - 3: A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) The KLF 3: A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.)(7", Single) Columbia, Columbia 656614 7 France 1991 Sell This Version
656674 1 The KLF - The White Room The KLF The White Room (Album) 656674 1 Colombia 1991 Sell This Version
656 674-2 The KLF - The White Room The KLF The White Room (Album) 656 674-2 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
656 674-4 The KLF - The White Room The KLF The White Room (Album) 656 674-4 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
656923 7 The KLF - Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent) The KLF Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent)(7") Dance Pool 656923 7 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
7 95679 1 Various - Formel Eins - Cool Fun! Various Formel Eins - Cool Fun!(2xLP, Comp) EMI, EMI, EMI 7 95679 1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
920 340-2 Various - Techn@ Power Various [email protected] Power(CD, Comp) ToCo International, KLF Communications 920 340-2 Asia 1992 Sell This Version
920 340-4 Various - Techn@ Power Various [email protected] Power(Cass, Comp) ToCo International, KLF Communications 920 340-4 Hong Kong 1992 Sell This Version
920 547-2 Various - Techno Power II Various Techno Power II(CD, Comp) ToCo International, KLF Communications 920 547-2 Hong Kong 1992 Sell This Version
203.4001 The Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis The Timelords Doctorin' The Tardis(12") Stiletto 203.4001 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
4512004 The Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis The Timelords Doctorin' The Tardis(12") Demix 4512004 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
4513004 The Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis (The Gary Glitter Remix) The Timelords Doctorin' The Tardis (The Gary Glitter Remix)(12", Ltd) Demix 4513004 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
471583.2 Various - Can't Beat The Music  Vol 1 Various Can't Beat The Music Vol 1(CD, Comp) Columbia, Columbia 471583.2 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
814-0104 The KLF - Disco Mix The KLF Disco Mix(12", Maxi, Promo) Arista 814-0104 Ecuador 1991 Sell This Version
186-7 97133 1 Various - Schmucke Mucke Various Schmucke Mucke(2xLP, Comp) EMI, EMI 186-7 97133 1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
07822-12365-4 The KLF - What Time Is Love? (Live At Trancentral) The KLF What Time Is Love? (Live At Trancentral)(Cass, Single, Dol) Arista 07822-12365-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
07822-12365-7 The KLF - What Time Is Love? (Live At Trancentral) The KLF What Time Is Love? (Live At Trancentral)(7") Arista 07822-12365-7 US 1991 Sell This Version
07822-12366-1 The KLF - What Time Is Love? The KLF What Time Is Love?(12") Arista 07822-12366-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
07822-12366-2 The KLF - What Time Is Love? The KLF What Time Is Love?(CD, Maxi) Arista 07822-12366-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
07822-12366-4 The KLF - What Time Is Love? The KLF What Time Is Love?(Cass, Maxi, Son) Arista, Arista 07822-12366-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
07822-12382-4 The KLF - Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent) The KLF Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent)(Cass, Single, Dol) Arista 07822-12382-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
07822-12401-4 The KLF - Justified & Ancient The KLF Justified & Ancient (Single) 07822-12401-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
07822-12401-7 The KLF - Justified & Ancient The KLF Justified & Ancient(7", Single) Arista, KLF Communications 07822-12401-7 US 1992 Sell This Version
07822-12403-1 The KLF - Justified & Ancient The KLF Justified & Ancient(12") Arista 07822-12403-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
07822-12403-2 The KLF - Justified & Ancient The KLF Justified & Ancient (Maxi) 07822-12403-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
07822-12403-4 The KLF - Justified & Ancient The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Maxi, Son) Arista 07822-12403-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
07822-18707-2 The KLF - The White Room + Justified & Ancient The KLF The White Room + Justified & Ancient (Maxi, Album, Single) 07822-18707-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
07822 18735-2 Various - The House Of Groove (Arista's Most Fierce Tracks) Various The House Of Groove (Arista's Most Fierce Tracks)(CD, Comp, Club) Arista, Arista 07822 18735-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9031-72896-0 KLF* - What Time Is Love (The Original / Power Remix) KLF* What Time Is Love (The Original / Power Remix)(12") GiG Records 9031-72896-0 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
9031-72897-2 KLF* - What Time Is Love (The Original / Power Remix) KLF* What Time Is Love (The Original / Power Remix)(CD, Maxi, M/Print) GiG Records 9031-72897-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
9548-30530-1 Various - Turtles Power Hits 2 Various Turtles Power Hits 2(2xLP, Comp) WEA, WEA, EastWest, EastWest 9548-30530-1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
0094633073623 Atomic Kitten - Access All Areas : Remixed & B-Side Atomic Kitten Access All Areas : Remixed & B-Side(CD, Comp + DVD-V, NTSC) EMI, Innocent, Virgin 0094633073623 Taiwan 2005 Sell This Version
AC-8657 The KLF - The White Room The KLF The White Room (Album, Single) AC-8657 US 1991 Sell This Version
ACP-8657 The KLF - The White Room The KLF The White Room(Cass, Album, Promo, Chr) Arista ACP-8657 US 1991 Sell This Version
AD-2231 The KLF - 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) The KLF 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.)(12") Arista AD-2231 US 1991 Sell This Version
America Promo 1 The KLF - America: What Time is Love The KLF America: What Time is Love(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) KLF Communications America Promo 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ARCD-8657 The KLF - The White Room The KLF The White Room (Album, Single, Maxi) ARCD-8657 US 1991 Sell This Version
AS-2230 The KLF - 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) The KLF 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.)(7", Single) Arista AS-2230 US 1991 Sell This Version
ASCD-2230 The KLF - 3 A.M. Eternal The KLF 3 A.M. Eternal(CD, Single, Promo) Arista ASCD-2230 US 1991 Sell This Version
ASCD-2382 The KLF - Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent) The KLF Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent)(CD, Maxi, Promo) Arista ASCD-2382 US 1991 Sell This Version
ASCD-2403 The KLF - Justified & Ancient The KLF Justified & Ancient(CD, Maxi, Promo) Arista ASCD-2403 US 1992 Sell This Version
BNS-262 The KLF - 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) The KLF 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.)(7", Single, Promo) Blanco Y Negro (2) BNS-262 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
BNS - 310 The KLF - America: What Time Is Love? The KLF America: What Time Is Love?(7", Single, Promo) Blanco Y Negro (2) BNS - 310 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
BP LP003 Various - House Factor Various House Factor(LP, Comp) BPM BP LP003 UK 1989 Sell This Version
BU - 0660591 The KLF - The White Room The KLF The White Room(Cass, Album) Bulletin International, ToCo International BU - 0660591 Indonesia 1991 Sell This Version
C10380 The KLF Featuring The Children Of The Revolution - 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) The KLF Featuring The Children Of The Revolution The KLF Featuring The Children Of The Revolution - 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.)(Cass, Single) Liberation Records C10380 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
C 10418 The KLF - Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent) The KLF Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent)(Cass, Single) Liberation Records C 10418 Australia & New Zealand 1991 Sell This Version
C10494 The KLF - What Time Is Love? (Live At Trancentral) The KLF What Time Is Love? (Live At Trancentral)(Cass, Single) Liberation Records C10494 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
C 10508 The KLF - Justified & Ancient The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Single) Liberation Records C 10508 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
C14071 The KLF - What Time Is Love? (Live At Trancentral) The KLF What Time Is Love? (Live At Trancentral)(Cass, Single) Liberation Records C14071 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
C14973 The KLF Featuring The Children Of The Revolution - 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) The KLF Featuring The Children Of The Revolution The KLF Featuring The Children Of The Revolution - 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.)(Cass, Maxi) Liberation Records C14973 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
CAS-2230 The KLF - 3: A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) The KLF 3: A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) (Single) CAS-2230 US 1991 Sell This Version
CBS 656381 6 The KLF - What Time Is Love? (Live At Trancentral) The KLF What Time Is Love? (Live At Trancentral)(12", Maxi) CBS CBS 656381 6 France 1990 Sell This Version
CC0120CD Various - More Hot House Hits 90 Various More Hot House Hits 90(CD, Comp) Concept Records (6) CC0120CD Australia 1990 Sell This Version
CCBK 72278 Various - We Want More! Volume 7 Various We Want More! Volume 7(CD, Comp) Transistor Music CCBK 72278 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
cdrumd 104 Various - Warehouse Raves 4 Various Warehouse Raves 4(CD, Comp) Rumour Records, Rumour Records cdrumd 104 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CHOC ICE 1 The KLF - Justified & Ancient The KLF Justified & Ancient CHOC ICE 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CHOC ICE 2 The KLF - Justified & Ancient The KLF Justified & Ancient(12", Promo) KLF Communications CHOC ICE 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CHOC ICE 3 The KLF - Justified & Ancient (Anti-Acapella Version) The KLF Justified & Ancient (Anti-Acapella Version)(12", S/Sided, Promo, W/Lbl) KLF Communications CHOC ICE 3 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CICD 7961 Disco 2000 - Uptight Disco 2000 Uptight(CD, Maxi) Indisc, Indisc CICD 7961 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
CMS-2231 The KLF - 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) The KLF 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.)(Cass, Maxi, Son) Arista CMS-2231 US 1991 Sell This Version
CMU-618 The KLF - What Time Is Love? = ¿A Que Hora Es El Amor? The KLF What Time Is Love? = ¿A Que Hora Es El Amor?(CD, Maxi) Musart CMU-618 Mexico 1991 Sell This Version
COL 049944 2 The KLF - Stadium House (The Trilogy) The KLF Stadium House (The Trilogy)(VHS, SECAM) Dance Pool COL 049944 2 France 1991 Sell This Version
COL 468671 1 The KLF - The White Room The KLF The White Room(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia, KLF Communications COL 468671 1 Portugal 1991 Sell This Version
COMA 7011 KLF* - What Time Is Love KLF* What Time Is Love(7", Single) Coma Records (4) COMA 7011 Scandinavia 1990 Sell This Version
COMA 7012 The KLF - 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) The KLF 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.)(7", Single) Coma Records (4) COMA 7012 Scandinavia 1990 Sell This Version
COMA 7014 The KLF - Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent) The KLF Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent)(7", Single) Coma Records (4) COMA 7014 Scandinavia 1991 Sell This Version
COMA 7023 The KLF - Justified & Ancient The KLF Justified & Ancient(7", Single) Coma Records (4), Mega Records COMA 7023 Scandinavia 1991 Sell This Version
COMA 7024 The KLF - America: What Time Is Love? The KLF America: What Time Is Love?(7", Single) Coma Records (4) COMA 7024 Scandinavia 1992 Sell This Version
COMA 127012 The KLF - 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) The KLF 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.)(12", Single) Coma Records (4) COMA 127012 Scandinavia 1990 Sell This Version
COMA 127014 The KLF - Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent) The KLF Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent)(12") Coma Records (4) COMA 127014 Scandinavia 1991 Sell This Version
COMA 127023 The KLF - Justified & Ancient The KLF Justified & Ancient COMA 127023 Scandinavia 1991 Sell This Version
COMA CD 4 The KLF - The White Room The KLF The White Room (Album) COMA CD 4 Scandinavia 1991 Sell This Version
COMACD 7012 The KLF - 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) The KLF 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.)(CD, Maxi) COMA Records (4) COMACD 7012 Denmark 1990 Sell This Version
COMA CD7014 The KLF - Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent) The KLF Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent)(CD, Single) Coma Records (4) COMA CD7014 Scandinavia 1991 Sell This Version
COMA CD7023 The KLF - Justified & Ancient The KLF Justified & Ancient(CD, Maxi) Coma Records (4), Coma Records (4), KLF Communications, KLF Communications COMA CD7023 Scandinavia 1991 Sell This Version
COMA CD 7024 The KLF - America: What Time Is Love? The KLF America: What Time Is Love?(CD, Maxi) Coma Records (4), KLF Communications COMA CD 7024 Scandinavia 1992 Sell This Version
COMA LP4 The KLF - The White Room The KLF The White Room (Album) COMA LP4 Scandinavia 1991 Sell This Version

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bubcentral

bubcentral

March 10, 2019
Much mythology about these 2 geezers.
Jimmy Cauty came from a background of working with Stock aitken and waterman back in the 1980s (he was a band member of s.a.w one hit wonders Brilliant too) So he already knew how to put tunes together well.
Bill came from a background of management and hype experience.
Combined the 2 made many great records, but equally as many awful cheesy pop misses too.
Early releases were aimed at being Scottish rap, disco or S.A.W type pop. Then they discovered raves and ambient.
mus_humungus

mus_humungus

April 13, 2015
Humungus RESPECT
dexterfeng

dexterfeng

August 8, 2003
Kopyright Liberation Front
KLF was marketed much like a product.
Everything that's so right and so completely wrong about commercial music and worse knowingly so.
Sure most of their popular material probably hasn't aged well and is more easily found on the playlists at many sporting arena's and awful bars the world over.
The more obscure material probably should for the most part be left alone to collect dust and value in the corner of your collection if you were fortunate enough to get them when they were available. Most of the material is probably suspect at this point both for listenability and legality.

Mr.Jay

Mr.Jay

September 10, 2001
edited over 21 years ago
'3am Eternal'. 'Last Train To Trancentral'. 'What Time Is Love?'. 'It's Grim Up North'. 'Justified And Ancient'. 'The White Room'. 'Chill Out'. 'Space'.

If those titles mean nothing to you - shame on you. Each a classic in the genre of dance music it represented and well worth a listen.

Although long deleted these titles can be tracked down on import copies or from record fairs/exchange shops. Expect to pay extra to stupid prices for them but it will be worth it - trust me.

Earlier KLF releases are a patchy affair and I would recommend listening to them before parting with your cash. I'm sure that in thier day stuff like '1987 - What The Fuck Is Going On?', 'Kylie Said To Jason' or 'Doctorin' The Tardis' were fun, but let's be realistic here - this is the 21st century and if this stuff came out today by new bands its a fair bet to say they wouldn't even get a release (just my opinion - no hate mail, please!).

To the uninitiated - also be prepared for a barrage of remixes and alternate versions of many of their tracks. With several titles you'd need to have 8 hands just to stand a chance of counting all of the remixes on your fingers.

Recently returned from a self imposed hiatus from the music industry after retiring at their earlier peak in the '90's with a variety of different styles and names on the Kalavala label, which were mostly overlooked. More succesful was the single as 2k (1997 - What The Fuck Is Going On?) which was basically just a rehash of thier past glories updated.

Much has been qritten and debated on the exploits of The KLF and it is well worth sparing a couple of hours to surf the net for a history lesson - you'll laugh and wonder 'What The Fuck Was Going On'!