KLF - Hits to Stamps

Bill Drummond explained his motivations in an interview: "It was an excuse to say a lot of things I wanted to say about how the industry worked. It was an excuse to go out and say to people all they can say to themselves: If you want to do something, go and do it! Don't wait to be asked, don't wait for a record company to come and want to sign you or a management company. Just go and do it. Also, it was saying: If you wanna have number one…you can have it. It won't make you rich, it won't make you happy, but you can have it." [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Manual_%28How_to_Have_a_Number_One_the_Easy_Way%29#_note-BomlagadafshipoingLink]

Noting how the music industry turns it's nose up at montage (little editorial control over concept):

Drummond and Cauty would later portray the song as the result of a deliberate effort to write a number one hit single. However, in interviews with SnubTV and BBC Radio 1,[20] Drummond said that the truth was that they had intended to make a house record using the Dr Who theme. After Cauty had laid down a basic track, Drummond observed that their house idea wasn't working and what they actually had was a Glitter beat. Sensing the opportunity to make a commercial pop record they abandoned all notions of underground credibility and went instead for the lowest common denominator. According to the British music press, the result was "rancid",[21] "pure, unadulterated agony" and "excruciating"[22] and—in something of a backhanded compliment from the normally supportive Sounds Magazine—"a record so noxious that a top ten place can be its only destiny".[21] They were right: the record went on to sell over one million copies.[23] A single of The Timelords' remixes of the song was released: "Gary Joins The JAMs" featured original vocal contributions from Glitter himself, who also appeared on Top of the Pops to promote the song with The Timelords. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Timelords


Cauty now see this


Stamp collecting is investing in cultural assets
Like securities - it's about speculation of values
But stamps dont go down in value, yet their yield is low


Stamps are traded - not used, and their saciety is secured.

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