Sunday, September 19, 2010

Last Train To Trans-Central

This is what KLF is about ...

All aboard all aboard, whoa-oh! Whoo whoo! Whoo whoo!
Come on boy do you wanna ride?
All aboard all aboard, whoa-oh! Whoo whoo!
Last train to Trans-central...


And that was my kinda music.

20 comments:

Risus Monkey said...

Love the song. And being he ner that I am, I flipped out when I realized it was all tied back to the Illuminatus trilogy.

K-Slacker said...

And I thought I was the only one harbouring a hidden JAM fetish...

A Paladin In Citadel said...

From Wikipedia...

The Illuminatus! Trilogy
The anarchic British band The KLF was named after one of the secret societies from the trilogy. They released much of their early material under the name "The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu" (JAMs), also from the trilogy, and much of their work was Discordian in nature. They mirrored the fictional JAMs' gleeful political tactics of causing chaos and confusion by bringing a direct, humorous but nevertheless revolutionary approach to making records.

We'd go to the dance clubs of the day, and sweat off 15 pounds to songs like this.

Christian said...

There's no way to go wrong with boobs and cool terrain suitable for minis.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

K-Slacker said...
And I thought I was the only one harbouring a hidden JAM fetish...

The parties on my block tend to devolve into dance/hottub parties, and everybody "shows off" (among other things) their coolest and most underground tastes in dance music. Guess who wins? :D

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Risus Monkey said...
Love the song. And being the nerd that I am, I flipped out when I realized it was all tied back to the Illuminatus trilogy.

The whole KLF "White Room" album rocks. But that seems to be the case with most 'themed albums', doesn't it?

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Christian said...
There's no way to go wrong with boobs and cool terrain suitable for minis.

Then pile on top of that: flying sparks from the guitar; cult-themed attire; post-acopolyptic scenery with a retro-train passing through it and over masonry bridges; dancing natives; flying police cars; synth-voices; rain-slickers; illuminatus pillars; relentless techno-beat; and smoke-machines. Can't you see this as perfect for some Rientian/Playing D&D With Porn Stars sort of campaign setting?

JB said...

That's a pretty dope (and danceable) cut...thanks for sharing with folks who, like me, completely missed the KLF train.
: )

A Paladin In Citadel said...

JB said...
That's a pretty dope (and danceable) cut...thanks for sharing with folks who, like me, completely missed the KLF train.

Part of 'acid-house' music, subversive in the extreme! Glad you liked.

Timrod said...

Totally remember dancing to this stuff back in the day but never saw the video. Thanks for the new-found respect for the KLF!

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Timrod said...
Totally remember dancing to this stuff back in the day but never saw the video. Thanks for the new-found respect for the KLF!

The first time I saw the video for this, it blew my mind.

You need to check out the KLF 'Justified Ancients' video with Tammy Wynette. The two priciples of the KLF in cult-robes, with curved horns sticking out from under their cowls. Absurd and chilling.

David J. West said...

Love the KLF!

A Paladin In Citadel said...

David J. West said...
Love the KLF!

The KLF and vests?! Are you certain we weren't separated at birth?

Dungeonmum said...

Didn't they burn a million pounds in the name of 'art'?

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Dungeonmum said...
Didn't they burn a million pounds in the name of 'art'?

That was one of their anarchist excesses.

Obiri said...

I love that tune. They were some weird dudes but they sure knew how to make great tunes.

Obiri said...

Check Doctorin the Tardis. The Timelords are the 2 guys from KLF. You'll notice in the video it's the same car as the KLF videos (especially 3am eternal)

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Weird and self-destructive. As I recall they destroyed all of their original recordings.

Makes me think of other 80's artists that burned the candle at both ends.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Doctorin the Tardis and the stuff from S'Express and 808 State are what led me to KLF.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Cool observation about the old police car!